Prontopia is a public benefit corporation focused on fostering human connection and empathy around the globe to drive Sustainable Development Goals of providing decent work and economic growth, creating sustainable cities and communities, and encouraging responsible consumption and production.
The team that makes it all possible
Founder & CEO
Head of Locals Recruitment
Head of IT
Florence Locals Coordinator
Venice Locals Coordinator
Rome Locals Coordinator
Head of Business Development - Travel
European Operations Coordinator
Head of Product & Operations
Head of Design
USA Locals Coordinator
Locals Workforce Development
Chairman of the Board
CEO of Maps.com and CFO of Sustainable Change Alliance
VP Workforce Development at Territorium Life
CEO of Little Bear Labs
Global Market Development at Concur and Microsoft
Technology and Corporate Market Analyst, Phocuswright and Travel Tech Consulting
Global Executive in Travel Assistance and Eldercare
Prontopia Founder and CEO Shannon Kenny launched Prontopia in April of 2018 as a solution to the increasing gap in availability of in-trip help while traveling.
Shannon had divided her time between California and Italy throughout her professional career as a historian and social entrepreneur since 1997 and founder of the Italy family travel website Italiakids.com, the Arte al Sole Italy educational travel programs, and Elaia Travel, a boutique trip planning concierge. Shannon frequently had the need for a service like Prontopia as a mom traveling alone with 2 young children, and also saw the need among her friends, her aging parents, and clients in city centers around the world. She felt that creating an affordable and easy way to get just a little bit of help exactly when and where it is needed would support better quality of life and create more resilient cities.