A talented Pakistan woman, Shama Zehra, has recently launched a kickstarter campaign for her innovative app ‘Jetzy’ for travel enthusiasts globally. It is the world’s first real time geo-location based app co-founded by Shama and Ty, who is also a veteran in the travel industry and an esteemed travel expert.
Shama Zehra: The entrepreneur
Before moving to United States, Shama had a tremendous career path in Pakistan. At a very young age she had entrepreneurship flair as she started her women apparel business. Once the business was developed, she later sold it and embarked on a new journey of wealth management at Standard Chartered Bank.
Later, she got the opportunity to receive her second MBA degree in Finance and Strategy from Michigan Ross School. Her expertise was put into practice when she gained extensive exposure at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Her achievements have been acknowledged by Forbes, Crain’s magazine and other renowned publications. Apart from other accomplishments, she has successfully established numerous businesses in the field of Finance, Fashion and Technology.
Her most recent milestone is Aligned Independent investors, a boutique independent advisory firm. Its advisory process provides tailor made solutions to its clients in order to match their needs.
What is Jetzy all about?
Being a passionate traveller herself, Shama was always on the outlook to develop something innovative in the field of travel. Fortunately, she got the idea of Jetzy which is a social network for travellers that fosters experiences amongst various travel loyalists.
It connects people with similar interests through chat forums; they can receive instant travel advice, and seek recommendations. Travellers can explore a city’s hidden gems and opt for non-conventional tourists destinations by discussing it with fellow travellers.
Jetzy is also the first social travel app which offers rewards by simply using it as you earn JetPoints. These points could be redeemed by acquiring merchandise, availing recreational services or simply taking trips.
The users of this community also have the option to share images, experiences and make new contacts.
Users of ‘Jetzy’
Frequent flyers are the ultimate target users for Jetzy which the app proudly calls ‘Flashpackers’. These are individuals with high regard for an enriching experience and are generally tech savvy. These are travellers who love to experience the unseen destinations round the world. They also share adventures and make them memorable.
The future of ‘Jetzy’ kickstarter campaign looks promising as the founders are seeking to arrange a small capital of USD 5000 to run fuel their development expenses. Currently their kitty has USD 150 but with more than 40 days remaining in the campaign the figure looks achievable. This funding would be used to bolster technical developments including network expansion, database management and its promotions.
Jetzy has been rolled out for free on Andriod and iOS seeking more and more users. The app had surpassed half a million users on social media by March 2016 and the number is increasing.