Ryan Gruss

#25 – Why are we building Showzee?

Good evening from Prague! By now, many of you know that I’m working with a team of others on an exciting startup called Showzee.

Recently on our blog, we wrote more about our vision and why we’re building this global platform for talents & interests.

I wanted to share this same post with my followers here on my personal blog to give you an insight – read below for more about the Showzee vision!

Why are we creating Showzee?

At one point or another, everyone has used some form of social media to keep up-to-date with friends, follow the latest news, expand your professional network or share your photos.

These tools are great for interacting with people you already know, but not so much for people you don’t know, especially those who are passionate about the same things as you.

LinkedIn does an excellent job at building your professional network beyond just the people you already know but what if you are a chef, an actor, a musician, a skydiver? Not the easiest things to showcase on your LinkedIn profile, right?

And this is where Showzee comes in!!

Showzee is a platform to showcase your talent & interests and connect with like-minded people. Think of it as a LinkedIn for everyone, based around visual content. It’s a place to share what you do, rather than who you are!

What’s the goal?

We are creating something that is truly useful and relevant for:

  • Creators – people that want to expose their work, talent or interest
  • Observers – people who love to be inspired by those that share and publish original content

For instance, let’s say you’re an artist that creates something beautiful, that you may even want to sell 🙂

The problem is that the internet is now filled with so much irrelevant content that your masterpiece will struggle to be seen by the people who actually want to see it. Art-focused communities are an option, but they can be too niche and filled with other artists who are there for the same reason as you.

Our goal is to bring the creators and the viewers together – a global platform to showcase your interests and discover new & original content from like-minded people.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
(No really, this is only the start – we have a whole roadmap that we want to unveil over time)

Thanks for checking out this post!! Take a look at the official Showzee blog here and let me know your thoughts below!

This entry was published on May 21, 2014 at 7:19 pm. It’s filed under Technology and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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