June 18, 2015
If you happened to be at Tech.Co’s Pittsburgh Startup Competition on April 30th, you probably heard about StreamMe. They won our Reader’s Choice award and have been invited to pitch at our Celebrate Conference in Las Vegas this October. If you weren’t able to make it to Pittsburgh that night, let me tell you a little bit about them.
StreamMe creates ad-hoc social networks based on proximity. Anyone who’s using the app can upload content and it will be shared with other users nearby. I guess you could say it’s like Swarm for…everything.
It is the first mobile app from whoYu Inc., a mobile application company based in Pittsburgh, PA. Founder Chase Midler is a Carnegie Mellon grad who worked in cyber security before going the entrepreneur route.
“We connect users that are in one place, in a shared context, and enable a much more immersive experience for any event. Users will be able to get more out of events than ever before as they will have access to multiple perspectives, all at once, and be able to connect with other like-minded individuals.”
It’s more than just a location-based network, because it allows users to share pictures, comments, and other content to those within 100 feet from them. The goal is to use these streams to enhance your experience and also to make the leap from your phone to in-person connections.
“Start a stream for a small gathering you’re hosting, and all guests will be notified of the stream as they arrive! Or join a stream for your favorite sports team while tailgating or watching in the stands. You can view all of the photos submitted by users so far and add your own pictures to any streams you have access to until the stream expires.”
StreamMe is in the current cycle of startups accepted into AlphaLab, Pittsburgh’s premiere accelerator program.
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