Virtual Networking Apps:
Run The World is a stranger-to-stranger online interaction platform that would allow for monetization, but wasn’t a dating app. Like a hybrid of Zoom video, Eventbrite ticketing, Twitch interactivity, and LinkedIn networking, Run The World brings like-minded people together with live online events. It’s a digital space where participants can learn from experts and connect in a way that feels natural, safe, and fun, while maintaining the professional and personal connection.
Shapr is a business networking tool that sets out to connect people who work in the same industry and therefore might share interests and objectives. The application bears an uncanny likeness to those dating apps where you swipe people, and in many respects, it works the same way. Once you’ve found a suitable person, Shapr can send them a personal message and establish contact with them. The system doesn’t allow any unsolicited requests, so you won’t be getting any that you don’t expect or want.
There are two components to Bizzabo, one for those that attend conferences and another for the businesses that organize them. Where the mobile app for attendees is free, the management tools to connect all those people costs money. How much depends on the integration needed with other software, and how much information you want to extract about the attendees. For anyone attending a conference run using Bizzabo, the mobile app is a no-brainer, as it allows you to connect with exactly the people you’d like to meet in what might be a confused and crowded environment.