A Universal Encyclopedia for Affinity Social Network
Team Member: Shanti Mangala
Event Name: Women Startup Challenge
LaKeisha Turner wrote -
GAPEDIA - http://GAPEDIA.com
Encyclopedia for affinity social network
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.
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.
- Ads – Coupons driven incentives
- Web-based platform and mobile app
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.
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.
Social network space.
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
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.
$10,000 to finish building the prototype.
Please donate any amount you can afford. EVERY donation, no matter how small, helps.
From Gapedia Team