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PIVOT is an app that lets you look at a place through a tunnel of time. PIVOT’s mission is to streamline digital historical preservation in areas where the history of places and cultures are at risk of being lost.
PIVOT streamlines digital cultural preservation to bring areas where cultures and histories are at risk of being lost, areas with rich tourism potential, or areas with diminished tourism sectors throughout the world. Inspired by co-founder and CEO Asma Jaber’s experience when she first visited historic Palestine after her father passed away.
“I felt lost. He grew up in Palestine and knew the area and history so intimately; without him, I did not have the ability to fully appreciate the rich culture and history beneath my very feet. But I realized that this did not have to be the case.”
The PIVOT team is dedicated to putting this singular technology in the hands of consumers to ensure the next generation’s easy access to a history that would otherwise be hard to reach and impossible to imagine.