THE MODEL: A platform for photography enthusiasts to be inspired, receive recognition and improve their photography skills. Users can upload photos, explore photos, share them, comment on them, critique them and so on.
STARTUP: Youpic (Swedish startup)
WHAT I LIKE
Core Idea – A community for photography enthusiasts to learn, explore and share skills.
Product Features – The community lets users upload photos, explore photos, share photos, comment on photos, get feedback etc.
Gamification – Users are incentivized to be active on the forum. The more a user is active on the community, the more points the user earns. Points lead to rewards.
Revenue Model – The startup uses a Freemium Model to earn revenue.
Competition – There are some photo sharing and storage communities. The startup tries to focus on the learning experience to differentiate itself.