Travel Start-Up Founded By A Belarusian Wins Prestigious World Summit Award

Concierge services start-up MeetnGreetMe has won a UN prize for global innovation in Culture & Tourism from World Summit Award.

The start-up, founded by a Belarusian Elena Shkarubo, became the winner in the category of mobile applications, WSA Mobile.


MeetnGreetMe is a global platform that allows travelers to find a personal assistant among locals in any country of the world and get personal concierge services.

“Belarus works hard toward developing the inbound tourism. We have been contributing via helping international guests travel carefree and feel welcome”, the description of the service at the WSA’s website reads.

The project was created in 2014 by Elena Shkarubo, who is heading the developer company. The Belarusian has two partners – one from Barcelona and one from Berlin.

MeetnGreetMe is marked along with 4 other projects in the nomination “Culture and Tourism”. In total, the organizers selected 40 winners from 451 participants in 8 categories.