Spotlight on Alex Simon

Meet Alex Simon - Founder of 'Elude'- the new kickass way to search travel options based solely on budget.


What was the hardest part of building your startup?

The concept of Elude started with an idea. Spontaneous travel based on budget. 

Linking the world of business and my passion for traveling has the goal from the start. 

Making travel accessible to everyone is the overall mission.

The journey of creating this application has been a roller coaster to say the least. 

The highs are incredible,

The lows can be discouraging.

At the end of the day, we’ve maintained focus to bring this idea to life. 

We foresee this application influencing the everyday lives of those seeking adventure.


What is your ‘genius space’?


To date, I've been able to travel to over 36 different countries and experience the world.
I love being able to pop into another country and experience the culture, people and food. I think understanding that were a part of a much larger community is humbling and allows us to connect on such a deeper level.

What was your most life-changing experience?

Being invited to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and drinking beers amongst the worlds 1%. Not only was it an amazing experience to connect and network amongst the world leaders, but being able to highlight Elude's mission, goals and hear from some of the top resources have changed our focus and allowed us to grow!

Haley Smith