|What problem are you solving?
|We ran a survey that showed that over 31% of adults have a hard time making new friends. [Source: https://patook.com/Blog/MakingFriends]
That number goes up to 50% for people who have recently moved or changed locations.
Our app is meant to kickstart conversations between people who would probably make good friends, as well as provide users with a powerful way of finding people they’d likely be compatible with.
It is also aimed at connecting the communities together by providing city-wide, neighborhood-wide, or state-wide discussion beacons, which are visible to everyone within those beacons.
|What is your solution?
|Patook is about meeting the people who are near you and who share similar interests, as well as connecting local communities together.It is based around the concept of beacons. Users create beacons and everyone within those beacons can interact with everyone else. Beacons can be as wide as cities (e.g. the Seattle beacon) or as narrow as a small library. Discussions posted on beacons can be upvoted and the most popular discussions are shown higher.
Patook is foremost a friendship making service and nearly all interactions within the site are tailored towards making users get to know the people around them better while remaining safe. This includes a powerful point system which allows users to assign points to other user traits (for example, if they play the piano or like to ski).
|How will you make money?