Vancouver is a tough city to crack when it comes to networking.
Events can be rather awkward and networking online isn’t much easier. You could send out 20 emails and direct messages and receive nothing in return.
Fortunately, there’s a popular app that’s finally made its way to Vancouver– Shapr.
This app will help you connect with other professionals in the city who are interested in grabbing a coffee. It has already gained tremendous of attention in the US and France with 600,000 users worldwide and it’s finally available here in Canada.
Here’s how it works. Shapr introduces the most relevant nearby professionals who share your interests. It uses a smart algorithm to produce 10 to 15 daily suggestions based on your professional experience, location, and self-selected interests such as #marketing or #blogging. If you want to meet someone, just swipe right on their profile or click ‘Meet.’ It’s that simple.
Thankfully, you don’t get any random requests to connect on Shapr. Rather, you can swipe anonymously and you’ll get a notification when someone is mutually interested. When you match, there are preformatted conversation starters to begin the conversation.
Shapr makes networking much more enjoyable, healthy, and accessible. It pairs you with professionals who are actively interested in meeting. You can use the app with a specific goal in mind such as finding a cofounder for your startup idea, or a more open goal such as making new friends in your industry.
So what are you waiting for? Download Shapr to start making meaningful professional connections in Vancouver.