Shuchi envisioned GuestBox while hosting on Airbnb. As a seasoned traveler, she always strove to give her guests the best experience possible. Part of this meant presenting guests with a personalized 'welcome kit' to help them ease into their stay. This personal touch was immensely appreciated by her guests and generated positive reviews, which in turn led to more bookings! However, it quickly became hard to maintain because Shuchi would have to repeatedly find, buy, and assemble all of the items herself (while working full-time). Soon, friends began asking her to help them set up their own unique welcomes. Shuchi spent a year traveling the world, found inspiration in basic human connections and felt the warmth of true hospitality. The during a summer picnic in Central Park, amidst good music and friends, GuestBox was born...
After meeting brand partners that shared her vision, Shuchi built the first GuestBox and has now been helping hosts like herself bring joy to their guests!
2018 Startup Challenge 1st Place Winner
2nd Place at Startup Weekend Gainesville
Selected to showcase at eMerge Americas June 2017