Born and Raised Local

It’s not just about our members and where they grew up. iGrewUpin is also about the local businesses and newspapers that were born there too.

Small businesses depend on the patronage of their communities, yet like local publishers, they have been forced to yell into the chasm that is Facebook hoping to be heard. Businesses and readers alike have been slowly losing their relationship with local newspapers. As we lose local newspapers we lose some of our oldest friends and local voices.

Inherent in the idea of iGrewUpIn is this local connection to a community. iGrewUpin is about celebrating our town today, it’s heritage and our shared connection to it.

Local Can Scale

If ALL of our local media shared an online delivery platform, where content was enhanced by geolocative technologies and wrapped in the context of some of our deepest connections, well that would be a pretty special place for local news to reside. Pretty much everyone can identify with the place they grew up. iGrewUpIn accesses that local identity. Letting consumer discover and share content from their hometown and where they live today. Geo-location defines the origin of content and spatial journalism brings trust back to online content. iGrewUpIn thinks local will scale up rather nicely.

Demo User


We’ve created a Demo User who Grew up in Brooklyn, and lives in South Florida today, connecting with people and places, discovering and sharing content.

I Grew up in is a place where memories run deep, wound together with stories, news, and images from our past and our present. So whether you’re a Boomer, Gen X, or Millennial it’s all about you. We invite you to fill this old shoe box with images and memories. Let’s reconnect with our hometowns and where we live today. Login now, complete your profile, including your hometown address and you’ll find that you’ve created a map of your old neighborhood! Welcome to we’re glad you’re home.

©2019 I Grew Up In

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