Kenny Schulman founded YOLOCALS to help everyone access authentic local experiences. During his three years living in Switzerland, five years in Chicago, and throughout his extensive world travels, he met proud locals to show him their hometowns. His travel experiences were maximized because of these relationships.

To solve tourists' problem of identifying the truly authentic local experience and ensuring that content is up-to-date, YOLOCALS is creating a platform for anyone to meet locals. YOLOCALS will provide this collaborative consumption, quality verified tool to connect people to locals.

During the summer of 2013, YOLOCALS rolls out in Charlottesville, VA, where Kenny is a student at the Darden Graduate School of Business. Domestic and international expansion will occur in the future.

YOLOCALS (formerly, Eat. Drink. Play.) is part of the Darden i.Lab Incubator. Kenny received critical acclaim for YOLOCALS within the Charlottesville and University of Virginia communities after winning the Darden i.Lab Innovation Business Concept Pitch Competition.

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Please contact us today to concierge your authentic local experiences!