MapCase Media GmbH

MapCase offers a mobile location-based App.

Founded in 2011 by

  • Bastian Kneissl

Incubation period

16-08-2011 to 15-08-2012


About MapCase Media GmbH

MapCase offers mobile location-based tracking and competition services for sports addicted people. It is also a platform for sports-related brands and companies to get in touch with their customers in a new social way and boost their sales. The business model is positioned in three markets: The coupon market, the social market and the location-based market

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The challenge

Sports people like skiers are able to keep track of their sports activities and movements in real-time by using a GPS-based smartphone app. Specific sports activities will not only be published to Facebook, but also rewarded through a unique competition-system – in association with co-operation- and sponsorship-partners. Based on this location-based approach, the user will be guided directly to the product. Clients of MapCase like ski resorts, brands or retailers get more customers and increase their revenues by offering location-based Pins bundled with coupons that are related to specific sports activities. The first service “MaptoSnow” has already launched.

The solution

MapCase GmbH is hosted at ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Darmstadt, run by the German company cesah. This has provided the opportunity to consult ESA experts who have supported with technology insights and ideas to improve the system.

In addition, especially the support provided by cesah in relation to general business activities has been very helpful.