Social inclusion, Communities

Online service for finding a company for any …

Creators

Who is behind this?

Maria Goldshtein

Maria Goldshtein

http://skillcrossing.ru

Russia

Idea Sketch | Proposal

Proposal

Idea pitch

Imagine that you want to play basketball. Who will be the first people you are going to invite?Of course – your friends. You start calling them or writing in social nets. But some of them are busy at work, others have classes or just do not want to go out today. You still want to play basketball and what to do futher?Our idea is to make a user-friendly service, which will help people of similar interests to find each other, gather quickly and also monitor activities around the person’s location.

Where will your idea take place?

Moscow, Russia

Why does Europe need your idea?

The project focuses on daily life problems that everybody experiences from time to time.Being alone while willing/wanting to participate in group activities, such as playing tennis, hanging out or playing a football game.The goal was both finding the way to overcome the situation and to make it possible to derive a monetary income from those proceedings.As a solution, our project was proposed as an online social networking portal that facilitates creation of group meetings in various localities.

What is your impact?

We are aiming for creating online social networking portal that facilitates creation of group events in various localities. Members are allowed to find, join and create activities depending on their interests. The portal should be good-looking and user friendly. If selected, we plan to reorganize already existed prototype of web site with the help of professionals in web-developing field. In a year from now, we plan to have our project already launched.

How do you get there?

For implementation the idea, firstly, we need to create a web site, which will serve as an online platform for the service. We are mostly working on the web site ourselves, but for some kinds of job, we need to hire people. At the moment of submitting this application we have almost finished the first version of web site. After the web site is ready, we plan to launch service in our alma-mater university’s campus and then try to extend to the whole student community in Moscow. For this purpose, we will use social networks and help of our universities (MIPT and SkolTech). For the further promotion of the service, we will need advertisement. As the project grows, we will need to buy hardware and continue developing the web site.

What is your story?

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Who are you doing it for?

Supposed target auditory of the product are users of big popular social networks, such as VKontakte and Facebook. Following a successful survey, it was easy to determine customers’ needs. Around six hundred users of popular networks were offered to answer the survey. Among these users were people of different ages, different professions and different interests. The results were positive and helped define targets of the project.

What makes your idea stand apart?

Our idea is a very simple and elegant solution to a very important problem. We offer a service which will give people an opportunity to log up and to find a company for an activity in a couple of clicks. We do everything to make the service convenient and easy to use.

€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 100000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

The project can exist if there is a database of meetings. But the database can exist if people create it. We need an advertisment to attract people.The database is going to be huge and must be maintained on a web server. Also we need programmers to provide the service with reliable facility and to keep users information protected.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

We would glad to get feedback and comments. If you have been inspired with our idea and ready to join us, you are welcome! Contact us maria.goldshtein at skolkovotech.ru

Team

mariagold

Idea created on March 9, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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