The Growth of Shrpa – An Online Travel and Exploration Resource

Growing Destinations

May 5 2022 • 25 mins

In 2019, a new travel site emerged called It's an exploration platform connecting content creators with communities with an end goal of making it easier for people to get out and explore.

Chris Lukenbill is the co-founder of He's a serial entrepreneur from Rochester, Minnesota who found funding success for this new venture at pitch competitions. In 2021, Shrpa got the endorsement of the state tourism office, Explore Minnesota, which has provided underwriting support for communities, now 50 of them, to leverage this platform and highlight the best of their communities for residents and visitors. Shrpa has an aggressive growth strategy, which includes branching out in other states.

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