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We want to empower people to spark meaningful human connections while they are out exploring the world, whether traveling, starting university, or moving to a new country.

ABOUT US

OUr vision

The year is 2024. People no longer feel scared to travel alone. They are empowered to meet strangers and jump into new experiences. They don’t have fear or anxiety about meeting new people because the world is now more diverse and inclusive than it ever was. People are no longer ashamed of where they come from or discriminated against because of it. No one thinks that their country is better than others. All over the world, differences are celebrated while curiosity and learning are embraced. Travel is now more impulsive & intentional while visitors immerse themselves in local culture. They ask the important questions when traveling and focus on supporting local communities. They are less focused on participating in carbon-footprint-neutralizing activities because visitors behave more responsibly now; they care about their negative contributions in the world. Slow travel is the norm because it allows visitors the time to really appreciate what it’s like to be a local in that destination. The world is even more globalized than it was before. We’ve swapped anxiety with excitement about new experiences. People living in remote places have best friends in all corners of the world thanks to easy and fun methods to connect. The fear around meeting new people is almost obsolete.

“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life — and travel — leaves marks on you.”

Anthony Bourdain

OUR VALUES
WE WANT TO BUILD A COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD WHO COMMIT TO #DECOLONIZETRAVEL
We want to represent the diverse and multicultural world that we want to live in. Our community celebrates difference and curiosity and goes above and beyond to make the world more inclusive while at home as well as abroad. Racism, sexism, hate, and xenophobia do not have a place in the world we are trying to create. ​
WE ARE A COMPANY BY TRAVELERS FOR TRAVELERS
Just like you, we want to support local businesses and avoid big tourism companies. We want to meet new people and learn about different cultures. We made Scapade not only for you, but for ourselves.
WE’RE TIRED OF TRADITIONAL TRAVEL (AND YOU SHOULD BE TOO)
We thrive on connecting people around the world based on their interests, whether language-learning, cultural exchange, or just more authentic human connection. The concept of ‘locals vs. travelers’ does not resonate with us because we believe that they are one and the same - people who just want to connect with the world around them.
WE SAY WHAT’S ON OUR MINDS AND ARE NOT AFRAID TO BE WRONG
Human beings are imperfect and so are we. This excited us because we know there will always be room for growth. We are aggressive in our messaging and outspoken on our views around travel, sustainability, and everything in-between. We want you to know exactly who we are because we want to know exactly who you are.
WE SEE VULNERABILITY AS A STRENGTH
Yes, we help people with similar interests find each other, but our users still have to do the rest. You see, connection is born out of strangers feeling at home when they are with each other and true connection isn’t possible without embracing vulnerability.
OUR NEW
LAUNCH DATE
JANUARY 2024
We're so excited to announce our soft launch in the beginning of 2024. 
who's involved

Scapade is built for travelers and by travelers.

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Marjorie Perlas

Founder

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Krupali Dudhat

Software

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Nicolas Brondin

Product Consultant

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OUR PARTNERS
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OUR JOURNEY
2019
2020
2022
DEVELOP
We partnered with 8Xbit, based in Monterrey, Mexico to build and launch our mobile application
LAUNCH
Well... you all know what happened.
FOCUS
​We decided to revisit what we built and pay closer attention to what people wanted 
2017
IDEATE
The concept of a social app that connected people based on location and shared interests was born
2018
RESEARCH
Along with partners, like General Assembly, we ran market research and user case testing to make sure there was a market fit
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