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  • Social Gathering App for Students

    Posted by Jack Zolla on March 9, 2023 at 1:42 am

    Who would be interested in joining an app that acts as a hub for planning and hosting social gatherings on campuses? We’re looking for help in both marketing and development.

    Quoc Anh Ly replied 1 year, 1 month ago 12 Members · 26 Replies
  • 26 Replies
  • Agata Paredes

    Member
    March 15, 2023 at 2:44 am

    This sounds really cool to me! Do you guys just do stuff for college campuses, or do you also do high school campuses?

    • Jack Zolla

      Member
      March 30, 2023 at 12:55 pm

      Emphasis on college with potential expansion to high school in the future

  • Anthony Stewart

    Member
    March 17, 2023 at 2:41 am

    I might be interested, but I would like to hear more about the app first.

    • Fairouz Bakir

      Member
      March 21, 2023 at 1:55 am

      The same for me. It sounds interesting but I’d like to know more about what your edge is.

      • Jack Zolla

        Member
        March 30, 2023 at 12:55 pm

        I’ll message each of you with more info

      • Fairouz Bakir

        Member
        April 3, 2023 at 8:23 pm

        Sounds good

  • Abayomi Falade

    Member
    March 24, 2023 at 11:41 am

    I like this idea, and I have some decent experience in web development.

    • Jack Zolla

      Member
      March 30, 2023 at 12:56 pm

      What dev languages do you know?

  • Quoc Anh Ly

    Member
    March 29, 2023 at 12:20 am

    In my opinion, you’ll need a more specific application than that if you want to find traction. Is there a specific type or sublevel of campus life that you could target?

    • Jack Zolla

      Member
      March 30, 2023 at 12:57 pm

      Appreciate the feedback. We’ve been planning to focus on general social life, but could definitely run initiatives to emphasize specific activity types

      • Quoc Anh Ly

        Member
        April 3, 2023 at 11:13 pm

        I’d at least approach it with a few key areas of marketing/focus then. Maybe you heavily emphasize tailgates, or themed parties, or something like that. The narrower your scope, the more intensely you can attract customers.

      • Jack Zolla

        Member
        April 13, 2023 at 3:59 pm

        I think that’s a good idea. As we build out our plan we’ll try to incorporate both aspects.

  • Hailey Jacobs

    Member
    April 2, 2023 at 1:22 pm

    I think the idea is good, but aren’t there already a lot of competitors to this?

    • Abayomi Falade

      Member
      April 5, 2023 at 12:22 am

      Yes. And also what’s stopping someone from just using group chats in Groupme or Instagram?

      • Jack Zolla

        Member
        April 13, 2023 at 4:03 pm

        The idea is for this to replace that. It’s easier to connect with new people, and unlike group chats (where plans get lost in an endless string of messages), it’s easier to find what you’re looking for.

    • Lucia Valenzuela

      Member
      April 9, 2023 at 4:47 pm

      Yeah, I am already aware of several startups that in essence do the same thing.

      • Connor Zhou

        Member
        April 11, 2023 at 9:26 pm

        Same. There is already one on my high school campus.

      • Jack Zolla

        Member
        April 19, 2023 at 9:42 pm

        Could you guys name a couple? Curious to hear what the perceived competition is.

      • Lucia Valenzuela

        Member
        April 26, 2023 at 7:56 am

        Yeah, have you heard of Fizz or Mil?

    • Jack Zolla

      Member
      April 13, 2023 at 4:02 pm

      There are some similar startups, but none that really allow general social planning in a convenient manner.

    • Douglas Owens

      Member
      April 24, 2023 at 7:39 am

      My initial thoughts too. I think social apps are great, but I just don’t get what makes this unique.

  • Jeanette Ellett

    Member
    April 16, 2023 at 7:02 am

    I think I’d use this if enough people were on it.

  • Quoc Anh Ly

    Member
    May 3, 2023 at 11:26 am

    Another potential issue with this is that, for it to be valuable, you’ll need a lot of any given school on it. And that will be hard to do (although ambassador programs could help).

    • Fairouz Bakir

      Member
      May 15, 2023 at 3:44 pm

      This is something I’ve spoken on as well. I think the solution includes ambassador programs as you mentioned, as well as coordinated marketing campaigns on social media and through school career development centers.

      • Quoc Anh Ly

        Member
        May 29, 2023 at 1:52 pm

        Yes, but I don’t even know how much value social campaigns really add. I think in person is key

  • Cheryl Nguyen

    Member
    May 8, 2023 at 11:23 am

    To be honest, this sounds too generic. I think in the social space nowadays you need a more specific/unique idea.

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