How New Media is helping Humanitarian Orgs to Change LivesWatts of Love, a non-profit org, partnered with startup PastBook to publish an online ebook of their recent humanitarian trip to the Philippines, delivering 1,000 solar lights to remote impoverished communities living without access to electricity. The ebook binds Instagram photos and text into an emotive story, which reads stronger as a whole over single images. This innovative method demonstrates how non-profit organisations can use new media to communicate their story and change the world.
PastBook partners up with Filepicker.io to Create Books from Any SourcesPastBook launches today a new improved book creation wizard, with Filepicker.io integration to enable file selection from any sources, placing them to compete with big-names like Blurb, Shutterfly, Snapfish & Mixbook. What sets PastBook apart is the speed and ease with which you can create a book in just 24 seconds from log-in to browsing your book, complete with dates, titles, likes and comments. A unique HTML5 responsive experience, to turn memories into the perfect gift, online and offline
Holland, this is how you Rock!PastBook has published the 'We Love Holland' book, a collaborative photobook made by complete strangers. It contains the best moments and stories of Queen’s Day and all the things locals and Expats love about the Dutch. The e-book is available to view online, download as a free PDF and will be printed in high quality hardcopy as a gift to present to the new King Willem-Alexander on behalf of his citizens.
About the company: https://www.pastbook.com
Founded in 2012 in Amsterdam, as part of RockStart Accelerator (https://www.rockstart.com), PastBook has been named one of the ‘Hottest startup’s in Amsterdam” by Wired, nominated as “Rising Star” by Deloitte (Fast50) and listed as one of the “Top 5 Fastest Growing Tech Companies” by TheNextWeb (Tech5). It has also been featured by Facebook as Success Story.
PastBook is on a mission to help people preserve and relive memories, that are nowadays scattered between social networks and devices, by offering the most frictionless experience to create a beautiful photo book in seconds.
PastBook’s Intelligent Instant Photo Book platform automatically and intelligently selects the best photos from designated and instantly arranges them into a beautiful photo book, ready to be printed.
About the founder
Stefano Cutello – CEO
Former technical leader and scrum master at eBay Italy and entrepreneur since the age of 18, he came up with the idea of creating PastBook when browsing through a family photo album with his father. Having realized that he would not be able to recollect his own memories saved all over the Internet so easily, he decided to provide a platform for that.
In order to fully commit to the idea, he quit his job at eBay, relocated to Amsterdam, while having put all of his property in Italy for sale: his car, his motorbike and his house too.
Agile by definition, passionate about everything that has to do with technology, lateral thinker and an innate product developer. His motto: "hard work is the way to success".