As nationwide lock-downs force people to stay home, BEAMSTART, an app for professionals to socialize, has shot up in popularity.
While the app initially started out as a community for entrepreneurs and jobseekers, it turns out that new relationships have bloomed as people seek for business and career opportunities during this challenging period.
BEAMSTART spots a simple and familiar user interface, much like Whatsapp and Messenger.
Upon signing up, users can easily create a professional profile, providing more information about what they’re looking for, their gender, as well as their industry/background.
Users can then exchange messages with each other and filter through a vast database of professionals by gender, industry, country, skills, and more.
To top it off, the app uses artificial intelligence to automatically match suitable people with each other, sparking new potential friendships and relationships quicker.
Since nationwide shut-downs were announced, BEAMSTART has seen a significant rise of new signups, where over 68% of them are women.
Moving forward, the company aims to develop more tools to bring professionals together, as the number of social events taking place offline in the coming months may decrease significantly.