TheDyrt.com is hyper focused on taking the misery out of searching online for the perfect campsite by gathering crowdsourced photos, videos and reviews. The Dyrt is truly doing something different that solves a problem for the 40 million American campers around the U.S.
The Dyrt is on a mission to make getting outdoors easier for everyone and is set up to revolutionize the way campers search for their next adventure. The Dyrt will quickly become the go-to source for finding the right campsite to fit your needs, solving the most common issue encountered when researching where you want to camp – an archaic and frustrating system with little to no photos or reviews of campgrounds and individual sites.
The start-up tech firm, based in Portland, won a coveted spot in the 2015 Telluride Venture Accelerator for early-stage ventures focused on the outdoors. From there, the husband and wife team conducted a small 45-day beta launch last summer that generated more than two thousand photos and videos with almost no promotion. Sarah Smith, co-founder and VP of product and community for The Dyrt, is an avid camper and no stranger to the challenges of researching campgrounds. “I was beyond frustrated with the experience of finding a campsite online, so we set out to build a robust campground database and found a way that will quickly make The Dyrt the number one resource for campsite reviews, photos and videos,” says Smith. “You wouldn’t book a hotel without checking out a review or photo, a campground should be no different.”
The Dyrt is kicking off the summer with the enormous goal to collect user-generated content of every campground in the United States, and its competitive $100,000 Great Camping Giveaway game will be the vehicle for success. Campers will earn points and compete for prizes as they post useful campsite photos, videos and reviews. The Dyrt will reward leaderboard winners throughout the summer months with over $100,000 in quality outdoor goods from dozens of brand partners across the country, including Clif Bar, Smith, Lightspeed, BioLite and more.
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