About us

Who we are 😃

In this section, you will learn:
how pixgrim was born 🌱
who we are 🚶

Hello 👋

I am Omar and I founded pixgrim

When I travelled in Turkey, I wanted to take a selfie in the Suleymaniye Mosque gardens. At the moment, I had no tripod. So that was really hard to find a spot where to position my camera. In the end, I had a pic... but not the one I was expected, i.e. a nice well-framed and non-blurred pic in front of the monument.

Our mission

Magnifying the forgotten gems and relieving overcrowded tourist sites.

We designed our stationary tripods, the p0ds, and our web app for travellers.
We give the ability to shoot amazing pictures and selfies easily.
Discovering new places is made simple with the cross-platform web app.
We rely on the pixgrim community to share the pictures they could make with our products.
Thus, they contribute to the promotion of touristic treasures we forgot, and to the relief of overcrowded tourist sites.

Timeline

 
 
 
 
 

Winter 2017/2018

The pixgrim idea is confronted to an audience.

Spring Summer 2018

First fields test with a real photo tripod and questionnaires.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Autumn 2018 to Spring 2019

3D and mechanical engeneering to design the p0d, the stationary tripod.
Development of the 1st versions of the website and the Android app.

Summer / Fall 2019

Fields tests with the Cocalière Cave and the municipalities of Nîmes, Beaucaire and Saint-Gilles (France)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Winter 2019 to Spring 2020

We took into accounts our tests observations.
We iterated the engineering works to redesign our products.

Spring 2020 / Summer 2020

Coronavirus crisis 🤷
We took the time to expand our products to all platforms.
So we developed the pixgrim web app.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fall 2020

Ready to restart tourism 💪

They work with us 💪

Omar Amara at the Süleymaniye mosque in Istanbul

Omar Amara

Founder and manager of pixgrim
Environmental and ecolabel engineer
Backpacker

Bic Innov'Up

BIC Innov'Up

Start-up accelerator

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Manon Ostrianine

Trainee at pixgrim during Spring 2019
Computer science engineer

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Islam Larid

Freelance
Cross platform and fullstack development

Oxyd Atelier

Oxyd Atelier

Art metalwork workshop, with mechanical engineering and design skills
Carried out the production of the p0d prototypes

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Geoffroy Bresson

Freelance - Mechanical engineer
Designed the 1st version of the p0d

Open Tourisme Lab

Open Tourisme Lab

Startup accelerator
Managed the experimentation program during Summer 2019

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