by a culture lover, for culture lovers
Our founder, Pete Brown, has been a culture lover his whole life. From visiting museums, zoos, theatre and live music venues to sports events and exploring our nation's natural spaces, the notion of learning about new concepts from new people in new spaces continues to fire him up!
Starting out professionally as an elementary teacher in Michigan, Pete spent nearly a decade working as an arts administration in Public Programming/Education and then Marketing/Multimedia Production in Indianapolis, IN.
During this time he saw the ever growing need for cultural attractions to connect with current and potential visitors via their smart devices. He searched for an affordable and easily manageable solution that could be implemented as a turn-key solution. When there wasn't one available, he stepped away from his role at the museum and started a company to create a solution!
Pete and Piggyback have been truly honored to strive to connect culture lovers like himself to cultural institutions across the US and other parts of the world. He's been able to help spread the call to MAKE CULTURE MOBILE at conferences, workshops and panel discussions across the county and interact with thousands of cultural professionals on a host of creative initiatives.
In addition to Piggyback, Pete is involved in the operation of ASH Interactive, a creative digital services company, he is an adjunct professor at the University of Indianapolis, in audio/video, radio and TV production, and is a regular arts/culture contributor to WFYI Radio, Indianapolis's NPR station.
FOR OUR USERS ACROSS THE CONTINENT
Piggyback is the free mobile app platform for cultural lovers and cultural organizations! We've built a mobile community for museums, zoos, theaters, historic sites, festivals and other cultural attractions across the United States and beyond! By downloading Piggyback to their smartphones and tablets, our users have instant access to an ever-growing diverse assortment cultural organizations at their fingertips.
FOR cultural organizations ACROSS THE CONTINENT
Many arts and cultural organizations do not have the budget, technology, and/or staffing to be able to confidently offer mobile experiences for their visitors. They understand the importance of reaching visitors through mobile devices, however, they don’t believe that there is a viable option.
Piggyback is that fantastic alternative to custom app development, and offers the same engaging features as other more expensive solutions but with the additional power of community building and cross marketing that hundreds of organizations can create.
Piggyback has proven to be that realistic option, through an easy-to-use interface, affordable pricing structure, and the support of an experienced team.