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Artifcts Joins NAPO as a Business Partner

October 12, 2021

Enabling the Decluttering Movement 

At Artifcts, we know that not all "stuff" has meaning. Some things enter our lives, get shelved, boxed, stashed. Some things just help us make a cozy, livable, or "us" home. And stuff accumulates. But the rest, the rest has meaning, and objects cannot speak for us. Just ask these garage tools! Our team is focused on making it simple and fun to capture the meaning behind the objects of our lives. By doing that, we can help reduce the emotional burden, energy drain, and general chaos that physical objects around us can impose. 

Last month we published an interview on ARTIcles with a home organization professional that clearly struck a chord. We heard a resounding, "Been there!" message and the click as one of the superpowers of Artifcts fell into place: Organize and declutter without guilt. 

We are joining forces with the National Association of Productivity and Organizing (NAPO) Professionals as well as the local NAPO-Austin, Texas chapter, to help people through the organization process when you will need to know why you are keeping something (and then "organize that") or send it on to its next home. Each of those objects is a potential Artifct with a story, history, or meaning to capture whether you're holding onto it or not. 

We invite you to consider how Artifcts can help organize, declutter, and downsize so that you hold onto memories, not just objects.

NAPO    NAPO-Austin

What's New at Artifcts
Graduation Day! Onward to the AARP AgeTech Collaborative

Wiser and stronger for our time with the AARP Innovation Labs Accelerator, we're now joining the AgeTech Collaborative from AARP!

We announced back in November our selection for the AARP Innovation Labs' Accelerator Program. What an experience it's been. From feedback on our product and marketing to access to the latest research in delivering life enhancing products to the demographics of the 50+ population, we're now better prepared for the next stage of growth for our startup as graduates of the AARP Innovation Labs’ accelerator program. 

"What is next for Artifcts?" you may wonder. So much! As we increase our collaboration with artists, sport enthusiasts, and travel organizations, we're also ensuring that Artifcts can support you as you prepare your estate, share information with your insurance agent, and just maybe find new community and creative outlets for all the 'stuff' in your life. Stay with us. The best is yet to come!

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Artifcts Announces Formation of Strategic Advisory Board

The Artifcts Team is pleased to announce the formation of a strategic advisory board. The Board brings incredible depth, hands-on experience, and leadership and will advise on all matters related to Artifcts' strategic growth, including applications of emerging tech and expansion into niche markets.

Artifcts is developing a platform unlike any other, helping us to connect the dots to capture and preserve the history, memories, and life experiences behind the objects of our lives for future generations. Artifcts' current participation in the AARP Innovation Labs Accelerator Program will provide a launch pad in 2022 for people-first technological advancements that build community and enable individuals and families to better share and understand the value—sentimental and/or market—behind their belongings, all with a fervent bias toward consumer privacy and transparency. 

The introduction of the Board reflects our desire to ensure diversity of thought and experience are represented as we build out Artifcts in our first full year of operations (and beyond). Meet our Board:

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Standing By Our Team

The war in Ukraine is ever present in our daily thoughts and operations at Artifcts. Our global team has been directly affected, their daily lives upturned, new layers of stress and uncertainty a heavy burden on all.  

We have taken steps to provide for the financial and professional welfare of our team members in the region, who through no fault of their own, now live in a suspended state of reality. What's next is unknown. The depth of this global division and its toll on human and economic welfare unknowable.  

We stand by our colleagues. We want to contribute the tiny difference each of us can make in the world by knowing each other has people first, nations a distant second. To all those beyond our team, we hold the wellbeing and safety of you and yours in our thoughts. 

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