Finding THE birthday present !
The Map your stories concept is born at the occasion of the 30th birthday of a friend.
Juliette Guigue was looking for an ideo of a present that would be original, unique, personalized and if possible collaborative to bring together friends and family. She had the idea of a subway map that would retrace her friend’s life, with anecdotes, nicknames, shared stories with all of us and to print the map on a t-shirt.
As the present made all participants and the receiver happy, she decided to create the solution that allows each of us to easily create our own subway maps to make nice presents.
A customisable subway map.
Each subway map is customizable. You define key words and associate to them with stories.
With Map your stories.com, you can invite your friends, family and colleagues to build the map with you.
Everyone submits their ideas to create a real collaborative gift. Once your map finalized, you can edit it in several ways, create a web publication, print it on a poster, t-shirt, mug or cotton bag. We adapt your map to the gift format chosen.
The service of maps creation is free, whatever the number of participants or maps created. The customer orders his map’s edition on formats and it is delivered.
A sustainable development way.
Here at map your stories, we like to tell nice stories while being a sustainable actor. That means that we have selected for you providers and products on ecological and social criteria.
A beta version is launched in february 2015 to validate the concept !
After 6 months of preparation and development, the beta version is online. It’s not perfect but gets to the point. The goal is to test the concept with potential customers, adjust it.
If the concept is well liked, it will be possible with your help getting funding to improve and develop the site on a technical level and commercial levels.