You have a lot of friends on social media, but how often do you actually interact? Are your friendships digital, or are they real? Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives, helping us stay in touch with friends, family, and the world. But do the platforms we use give us genuine connections… real face-to-face friendships?
These are the questions Cameron Adams, Founder of Connectt asked himself. His answer, “Not as they currently exist.”
Social media has changed the world, but it’s had a lot of unintended consequences. It isolates users within a digital environment where pseudo-relationships often replace real ones. Research has revealed that traditional social media use contributes to higher levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness.
“Real relationships happen in person,” says Adams, the founder of the Bay Area startup. “Connectt is a groundbreaking company. Our mission is to reduce digital isolation and provide a healthier alternative to traditional social media platforms.”
Connectt makes it easier to find people and events that pique your interests. The platform encourages interaction and harnesses the three key ingredients of great friendships: proximity, repeated unplanned interactions, and an environment where you can let your guard down.
Adams, the founder of Connectt, is an Asset Manager turned full-stack software developer. He set out to create Connectt after experiencing a disconnect between online and real-life relationships. On the eve of the pandemic, Adams left his well-respected profession and taught himself how to code. The company recently launched its product and has a growing user base in San Francisco.
Adams recalls, “Early in college, I had difficulty finding good friends. I’d go along to get along, but true friendships were hard to come by. It seemed like dating apps and alcohol were the only ways to meet people. That’s why I created Connectt. I wanted a platform that made it easier to find a pickup game of soccer or find friends to hike with. The tool didn’t exist, so I taught myself to code and built Connectt.”
Connectt combines the best aspects of Eventbrite, Meetup, and GroupMe, while offering unique features these platforms lack. The combined value of these companies is over $2 billion, and Connectt believes it can expand the market. “There is huge potential for any company that can expand introductory services beyond dating. 61% of Americans are lonely. Our mission is to correct this epidemic by helping people build better friendships, relationships, and communities.” said Adams.
To expand and improve the platform, Connectt has launched a crowdfunding campaign. By participating in this campaign, investors can own a company with a great mission and tremendous growth potential.
Adams looks to the future with optimism and believes we can cultivate stronger connections and communities with the right tools. By fostering genuine in-person relationships, Connectt is changing how we engage with others and making a real difference in the lives of its users.
For more information on Connectt’s crowdfunding campaign, visit https://wefunder.com/connectt/