Empowering compassionate living through vegan-friendly travel and community support.
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Project status dated : 11 January 2024
rom a single idea to a global movement, Vegius, formerly known as The Vegan Stay, has been on an incredible journey. Founded in August 2022 by Faik Bouhrik, an astrophysicist, university instructor, and passionate vegan activist, Vegius began with a simple yet profound mission: to revolutionize vegan travel & lifestyle and support animal sanctuaries worldwide.
Initially we started with stays, aiming to add other components at some point down the road to impact the vegan journey more holistically. Our evolution continued with the launch of new experiences in July 2023, enriching the vegan journey, culminating in the launch of Vegius in November 2023 – an all-encompassing platform for vegan travel and living.
Now, as we eagerly anticipate our app beta launch in January 2024, Vegius stands as a beacon for compassionate living, empowering vegans worldwide with seamless, integrated experiences.
Exciting Future Expansions on the Horizon
Once fully funded, Vegius is set to embark on an exciting journey of expansion and innovation. We are committed to enhancing the vegan lifestyle through our app and platform, and here’s what you can look forward to:
Join Us in Elevating Vegius: A $500K Journey Towards Compassionate Innovation
Building Robust Infrastructure: We are seeking $500,000 to bring Vegius to life. These funds will go towards:
- AI-Powered App and Website Development: A significant portion of the funds will be dedicated to building state-of-the-art AI technology. This will personalize user experiences, making it easier to discover vegan stays, experiences, and services.
- Expanding Stays and Experiences: We plan to enrich our app with an extensive range of vegan stays and experiences, offering more choices and diversity to our users. Your funding will help us populate our current directory with more verified and user-friendly listings, ensuring a comprehensive resource for all vegan needs.
- New Features for Additional Services: We’re excited to add new sections like a restaurant directory, services, and retail options. These expansions will transform Vegius into a one-stop solution for all vegan lifestyle needs.
- Marketing & Expanding Global Reach: Spreading the word to grow our compassionate community. Our vision extends to establishing Vegius as the leading global resource for vegan travel and lifestyle, making compassionate and sustainable living more accessible worldwide.
Backers’ Benefits: Your Support, Our Gratitude
1. Generous Saver’s Perk: Pledge $25
Unlock exceptional value with your $25 pledge! You’ll receive a $50 service fee credit on Vegius, reusable across multiple bookings until fully redeemed. Start experiencing the joy of compassionate travel with this exclusive discount, valid from March 2024.
2. Compassionate Double Benefit: Pledge $50
Embrace the power of kindness with our Compassionate Double Benefit! Your generous $50 pledge gifts you a $100 discount on service fees. Enjoy the flexibility to spread this benefit over multiple Vegius bookings, making each journey more rewarding. Start your compassionate travel adventures with this exclusive offer, valid from March 2024.
3. Journey Enhancer Bonus: Pledge $100
Transform your travel experiences with our Journey Enhancer Bonus! Pledge $100 and receive a whopping $200 discount on service fees. Plus, once you’ve utilized the initial $200, continue your adventures with an extra 8% off on service fees until 30th June 2025. It’s our way of saying thanks and making your compassionate journeys even more memorable.
4. Traveler’s Compassion Circle: Pledge $250
1. $500 Discount on Service Fees: An immediate $500 discount applicable to service fees on Vegius.
2. Ongoing 8% Off on Service Fees: After utilizing the initial $500, enjoy an additional 8% off on service fees until 30th June 2025.
3. Five-Year Pro Membership: Exclusive Pro Membership for five years, offering a suite of premium features:
- Unlimited AI Curated Searches: Access to limitless searches with our AI system, tailored for your vegan preferences.
- Exclusive Deals at Vegan Restaurants: Enjoy special discounts and deals at select vegan restaurants, exclusively for Pro members.
- Access to a Variety of Vegan Recipes: Explore and try diverse vegan recipes, enhancing your culinary journey.
If we don’t reach our full goal, the funds will still be used to develop the core features of Vegius, ensuring the critical parts of our work continue.
Why Are We Crowdfunding?
At Vegius, our journey is driven by a deep-rooted belief in sustainability – not just as a concept, but as a practical, everyday reality. We’re pioneering a platform that harmonizes vegan-friendly travel and lifestyle with ecological and ethical consciousness. Our commitment goes beyond offering services; it’s about nurturing a global community that values kindness, compassion, and sustainability.
Building a Sustainable Platform: Crowdfunding allows us to build Vegius on a foundation of community support, ensuring that our growth aligns with the values we stand for. By involving you, our backers, we’re creating a platform that’s truly by the people, for the planet. Your contributions will directly fund the development of our app and website, ensuring they are robust, user-friendly, and aligned with our sustainable goals.
Empowering the Community: Your support helps us expand our reach, connecting more vegan service seekers and providers, and thereby amplifying the impact of sustainable living practices. It also enables us to support animal sanctuaries, turning every booking on Vegius into a step towards greater animal welfare.
A Collective Vision: This crowdfunding campaign is more than just raising funds; it’s about building a community united in its vision for a sustainable future. It’s a chance for each of us to be part of something larger – a movement towards a more compassionate and eco-conscious world.
Join Us in Making a Difference: By backing Vegius, you’re not just supporting a business – you’re championing a cause. Your contribution is an investment in a sustainable future, making a statement that compassion and conscientious living are not just ideals, but achievable realities.
We believe in the power of collective action. With your support, Vegius will be more than just a platform – it will be a testament to what we can achieve when we come together for compassion and sustainability.
The Impact of Your Contribution
Your contribution to Vegius is pivotal. By supporting us, you’re not only backing a platform that simplifies vegan-friendly travel and living, but you’re also empowering compassionate businesses by connecting them with their target audience. Vegius isn’t just an app; it’s a movement towards a more compassionate world. Our mission extends beyond providing services—it’s about supporting animals and those who dedicate their lives to caring for them.
We are proud to have partnered with over 120+ vegan animal sanctuaries worldwide. This collaboration is at the heart of our mission, where a significant portion of our service fees is channeled directly to these sanctuaries. Through this initiative, every booking or transaction made on Vegius doesn’t just benefit the user—it also contributes to the wellbeing of animals and supports the incredible work of these sanctuaries.
Your contribution is pivotal. Not only are you supporting a platform that simplifies vegan-friendly travel and living, while empowering compassionate businesses by connecting them to their target audience. Vegius isn’t just an app; it’s a movement towards a more compassionate world, centered around supporting animals and those who care for them (animal sanctuaries).
Risks & Challenges
Launching a platform like Vegius comes with challenges, from development hurdles to building a robust user base. My background in technology and a dedicated team of experts equip us to overcome these obstacles. We’re committed to transparency and will keep our backers informed every step of the way.
Other Ways You Can Help
Even if you can’t contribute financially, you can help immensely by spreading the word about Vegius. Share our campaign on social media, tell your friends, and use the Indiegogo share tools. Every bit of support brings us closer to our goal!