We had the good fortune of connecting with Julie Jacobs and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Julie, one of the most rewarding things about getting to know so many entrepreneurs and creatives is seeing first-hand how many of them are focused on so much more than just financial results. So many of the folks we connect with are focused on having a positive social impact on their community or the world at large. Can you talk to us about how you are helping the community?
Our business was created to encourage people to visit their local museum. From there we expanded to exploring different neighborhoods in different cities. We like to think of our scavenger hunts as a self-guided walking tour done as game. Everyone learns about the location that they are exploring just by playing. We love that we can get kids excited about a museum or new location.
What should our readers know about your business?
Watson Adventures was started in 1999 in New York City as a way to share our love of museums in a quirky and interesting way. I am very proud that we are now in over 30 cities nationwide and our virtual games have been played by people and companies around the world. As we expanded to new cities, we need to make sure that the staff who were running our hosts were up to our high standards. We also learned how to make our games work in far-flung locations via our virtual games. I think what makes Watson Adventures Special is that our games are incredibly clever. They are written by professional writers and we take great pride that they really make people think –and work together.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My husband! He introduced me to my business partner so without him, I wouldn’t be doing what I love!