Have you ever given up on a plan because you had no one to do it with?
Our names are Mo Alyasini and Julio Llanos, and we are the Co-founders of Utoppia, an algorithm powered mobile application platform, that allows users to meet people with similar interests whether they are in their hometown or travelling abroad.
While observing people meeting each other on a beach in Thailand, we realized the necessity for a platform that allows locals, expats, and travellers to meet each other with ease. The idea of Utoppia came to fruition.
Soon after, we took to the streets to understand what issues our potential target market faced when attempting to meet new people. The evidence stacked up and the problem was clear, loneliness is an epidemic, and those who fight it are tackling three beasts: time and effort. We give users the tools to overcome these challenges through guidance and the guarantee that the ice they’ll have to break when meeting a new person will be thin.
We believe that our idea is unique in its formation and execution and whereas other apps play cupid's helper and promise everlasting love we don't boast such empty promises. We aren't a professional event curator nor a lodging application trying to fill the gap of experience with accommodations.
We cannot argue against the success of these applications, and one is quick to realize that the common thread is the use of user data to tailor the service to each user. A “sticky” user is a user who is happy with the service that they are being provided and believe there is no better alternative in the market. We want to mimic and refine this business model to allow people to attain their inherent want to socialize and grow their friend's circle. We plan to do this through the use of our affinity algorithm, which uniquely values users through their interests and reviews of events and other users.
Utoppia is a mobile platform that allows you to meet like-minded people in a parallel, alternative and transgressive way, completely different from other applications. That is why we want to surround ourselves with a support system with similar values. We believe our core values and yours align perfectly and would love to start a dialogue with your team if the idea inspires you as much as it does us.
We look forward to hearing back from you. more