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A Universal Encyclopedia for Affinity Social Network

Team Member: Shanti Mangala

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THE STORY:

LaKeisha Turner wrote -

GAPEDIAhttp://GAPEDIA.com 

FOUNDED: March 2014

 

HIGH CONCEPT: 

Encyclopedia for affinity social network

 

PROBLEMS:

1) Gap between online and offline connection.

2) Money issues.

3) Time constraints: people are busy and don’t have time to wait.

4) Social awkwardness.

5) Lack of meeting clients where they live and interact. Lack of online presence.

 

SOLUTION:

Gapedia.com is an open platform where people search for interest groups, individuals and businesses; crowd-source future events; share ideas; collaborate online and offline; eliminate the awkwardness of meeting new people; and make money with the skills they already have.

 

BUSINESS MODEL:

  • Subscriptions
  • Ads – Coupons driven incentives
  • Web-based platform and mobile app

 

UNDERLYING MAGIC:

Gapedia provides a place where people self-organize to solve their own pain points and do something productive with their online and offline time. Gapedia is a service with social components to improve the skills, knowledge, and power of individuals and create opportunities worldwide. 

 

MARKETING:

Manually reach out and connect with our first 1000 users/customers from ages 25 to 60. Other methods: like-minded people, word of mouth, business referrals, business websites, email marketing, online directories, online advertising, social media, event marketing, organic search, and PR media.

 

COMPETITION:

Social network space.

 

CORE TEAM:

A fully, healthy, diverse, functioning team with complementary skill sets.
 

Six team members:

(2) Software Engineers, (female)

(1) QA Engineer, (female)

(1) Business Developer / Designer, (female)

(1) PR / Marketer and (female)

(1) Accountant (male)

Team members' photos: http://gapedia.com/team

 

PROJECTIONS:

We are in the development phase. The prototype is halfway to completion. We plan to launch the alpha version at the end of July, 2015.
 

ASK:

$10,000 to finish building the prototype.

Please donate any amount you can afford. EVERY donation, no matter how small, helps. 

 

Thank you.

From Gapedia Team

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