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Informigration.com - We help you moving abroad
I'm Kathrin, I'm German and moved to Paris, France 2 years ago in order to work in a SEA agency. Moving abroad is a great adventure but it's easier said than done. Even for someone of the generation Internet.
There wasn't any organized student exchange program or expat program from my company I could participate in. I was totally on my own with finding a job, an apartment, organizing relocation, and health insurance, just to name a few of the daily challenges expats have to deal with. A foreign country, a foreign language, a different culture. It was so exhausting and a lot of the time very frustrating!
This situation gave birth to my idea: We need an information and support service that helps people moving abroad. This already exists? Sure, there's always competition and the internet is full of forums. However, the idea is not to copy any existing service, information site or community but to create something which is ready to respond to the latest digital and mobile trends. Something that our customers will love us for because we simplify their life abroad and something that our business and service partners will love us for because we help them to grow their business by acting as a competent and reliable online partner.
What we need to get there
Before we can connect our customers with our business and service partners through our platform, we need the website to be designed, developed and continuously managed by a competent team in order to get the business started.
Why 10.000 €?
As a first step we need to hire someone who takes care of the design and development of our website on a continuous basis and works with us in a team. We also need to pay different brains contributing their creative, managerial and technical input. We are also open to discuss sharing opportunities.
When we reach the funding goal of 10.000 €, we will get another 10.000 € from Google which will enable us to start. We know that this is only a small piece of the cake but every journey begins with a first step.
Moving abroad is a topic with global potential. However, we will start with the example Germans who move to France in which we are most experienced. After approval of the business model we then want to enlarge it internationally.
By contributing to the funding you will help us to finance the first steps to design and develop the website that will help to attract partners and customers and to get other people like shareholders and people working with us on board. You will help us to set up a professional business that aims to simplify international life and that would help many people finding a job - especially abroad. So don't wait any longer, your support is really needed!
What happens to your money if we won't reach the goal
We are optimistic that this won't happen. However, we do not want to make you feel that we go shopping with your money and you'll never see it again. Ideally we would keep the money and continue working on the project. You can be assured that 100% of your contribution will serve to finance the project. However, if you have any doubts, just leave a quick comment and we are happy to provide you with an official money-back guarantee.
How it will look like
We haven't started to design the website yet but we've added some simple slides that might help you imagine the structure. Keep in mind that Informigration is to be international, innovative, and interactive. Digital and mobile.
There will be different stages of an expat cycle that Informigration will guide through: Information, Preparation, The new life abroad, Return
There will be different languages as Informigration is an international platform. If possible, we want to offer services in the user's mother tongue to keep life easy especially in the beginning.
There are different target groups like singles, couples, students, families, retired persons. Some of them move abroad for personal reasons, some of them have to relocate for business reasons. We want to provide each of them a specific offer according to their real needs.
We want to connect people who want to move abroad or who are already abroad with service providers answering their needs. Imagine an online travel agency but for emigrates, not for short term travellers.
The perks of contributing
We want Informigration to be an interactive online platform managed mainly by expats for expats. So feel free to get in touch with us, start contributing with your ideas or tell us what services you can offer (You can do that by a personal message after choosing the perk).
If you are a potential business partner, you will benefit from a free membership up to 1 year.
We also chose little surprise boxes with souvenirs from all over the world to thank you.
Our high value perks for sponsors of large amounts
- Paris Fun Package
- Paris Dinner Package
- Paris Midnight Package
- Paris Weekend Package
There are reasons to contribute for everyone
If you are an expat, a former school mate, a fellow student or our paths crossed in the working environment: Maybe you are currently abroad or you lived in a foreign country for a certain time. Did your university or your company organise everything for you? Then you are lucky! However, maybe even this was not perfectly organised and you still needed to struggle or you had to organise everything on your own without any help. If you feel that some parts of your adventure "Moving abroad" were sometimes exhausting, you might see the benefits of the service I want to offer. If you like and believe in my idea, don't hesitate to contribute to my project which will help people moving abroad. Thank you so much!
If you are one of my former teachers, professors or bosses: You might feel that it could be a good thing to support young entrepreneurs with good ideas in order to strengthen our future, the future of our children, our economy and our global interactions. If you like and believe in my idea, don't hesitate to help us growing. Thank you so much!
If you are a Manager or a Business Owner: You understand how it feels when you want to realise the dream of your own company, starting your business, to invest money that you don't have, trying to reach goals, to get revenue in, negotiating with investors, partners and customers, to fail and to succeed. If you like and believe in my idea, don't hesitate to help me realising it. Thank you so much!
If you want to move abroad: Are you aware of everything you will have to organise? Will it be easy for you to find a job? An appartment? To choose a contract for your new mobile phone? Health insurance? Language course? To name only a few of your daily challenges. If you would like to have someone to help you, don't hesitate to help us getting started. Thank you so much!
If you run a business abroad or relevant to expats: Is your business ready to respond to the steadily growing online world? If you might benefit from a strong business relationship with our dynamic and interactive online guide for people moving abroad, don't hesitate to help us getting started. You will be a winner, too. Thank you so much!
Other Ways You Can Help:
If you can't contribute with money, there are many more ways to help:
like, favour, comment and share this campaign on Indiegogo, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Xing, LinkedIn, Viadeo
tell anyone you think might be interested in the topic "Moving abroad"
write a newspaper, magazine or blog article on my campaign
make a radio or television report on my campaign
contribute with perks from your business
translate this text into your mother tongue and spread the word in your home country
If there is any information missing, I would be happy to hear your feedback!
Thanks a lot for your help & hope to see you soon on Informigration!
Team on This Campaign:
Founder in charge of creative input