Congratulations to iAccelerate alumni Yesterday Stories on the launch of their latest app.

Yesterday Stories enables tourists to have a richer connection to place when visiting new areas through 3-5 minute video histories in geo location, where history happened.

The product is filling a gap in the market particularly in light of coronavirus and more people exploring their own backyard, with an increased opportunity for self guided tours and regional tourism. Users can discover stories including Indigenous, migrant, colonial, industrial, sites and landmarks, art and monuments and personal stories and watch the character of the community you are visiting come alive through live maps and get directions.

“What I want to see is a democratising of storytelling. People can really produce their histories themselves. We see ourselves as enabling communities to share their stories” said founder and CEO Sandra Pires.

Yesterday Stories was assisted by a grant from Create NSW and the Office of Environment and Heritage culminating in 45 new stories across NSW and film making workshops. Businesses are also producing the histories of local areas and telling their own stories.  A new film festival will open soon to encourage more storytelling and content for the site.

Yesterday Stories founder Sandra Pires, is a history documentary film maker with two screenings on the History Channel says that this app was in the planning for years before it launched four weeks ago and it is unreal to see it in the marketplace. The team are being contacted from areas around NSW about bringing Yesterday Stories to their town and we are currently raising a Seed round to be able to expand and develop the Edtech portal.

“iAccelerate was instrumental to the successful launch of Yesterday stories by bringing in the global marketplace, the idea of scalability and I’d recommend iAccelerate to anyone wanting to start a new business” added Sandra Pires.

For more information about Yesterday Stories please email CEO/Founder Sandra Pires.

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