Shapr: Connect with people, meetups & networking
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Shapr is a personalized, mindful way of networking. Based on your interests and experience, we provide a daily dose of inspiring, like-minded people to meet nearby in your area. Whether you’re seeking friends or employees, each swipe is a new opportunity and a new discovery.
Shapr has been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Product Hunt, Techcrunch, The Guardian, Inc, Venture Beat, Fast Company, BBC News, Fox News, GQ, Glamour, BFM & French web.
Inspire. We believe in serendipity. Personally and professionally, we believe that connecting
inspiring people creates a meaningful, fulfilling and healthy co-existence.
Personalize. Create your profile and share your bio, work history, industry and education. State your interests and professional goals, or simply share information from your CV or LinkedIn.
Swipe. Swipe anonymously through pictures and bios for 1 minute a day and open your network to a world of opportunities. Choose “Pass” or “Meet” to search for inspiring people. Shapr gets smarter with each swipe and curates 12 - 20 daily suggestions based on tagged interests, location and professional experience.
Network. We take the ‘work’ out of networking and provide the opportunity to grow as a
professional and as an individual. Somewhat like “business dating,” our app lets you contact and meet other professionals, co-founders, entrepreneurs and mentors at your convenience.
Connect. Shapr lets you know when an interest is mutual, that way you can start chatting right away with your new connections - without the awkwardness of a request to connect. Feel free to break the ice with our built-in introductions or set up a call or video chat.
Engage. Have an open mind, curious attitude and eagerness to help others learn and succeed. Share aspirations, bond with people, and embark on new journeys.
Discover. Discover entrepreneurs, founders, professionals, mentors, artists, among other countless talented and inspiring individuals around you and throughout the world.
*Don’t forget that big ideas come from small encounters. Start shaping your life today!*
What's New in Version 3.8.2
Hi! We fixed an issue where unnecessary error popups would, well, pop up in web pages accessed via Shapr profiles. Happy swiping!
More then I dreamed of!!
This app is full of people looking for all sorts of networking connections. And the great part is you never know if you are going to find a mentor, a peer or a potential investor that will hire you and work with you! So many great connections for the digital networking world! It’s a great approach to networking on demand. My ONLY desire is that i wish there was a web page so i could type on a keyboard my responses instead of my phone. I don’t want to quickly transfer the convo out of the app and I’m sure y’all don’t want that either bc churn is bad. Other than that, i just have a slight pet peeve that pop ups about a “new message” from a different person pops up while I’m replying to another and it’s just bothersome and unnecessary. If i am already in the app I’m going to check for any new messages before i leave it, plus the badge icon with numbers of unopened messages can tell you if you have new messages. Other than that keep it up! This is way more personable than LinkedIn as a relationship builder and I love that! The timer for limiting connections a day is GREAT and truly does what it’s intended to do! Hopefully i have other great updates from my connections soon!
Fun, better than LinkedIn for targeted, rapid-fire networking
I’ve made a few connections that look like they will be definitely turn out to be interesting and informative if not altogether productive. (We’re still booking the appointments - haven’t actually sat down over coffee with any of these folks yet.
Agree with other reviewers who groused about the inability to “swipe” back. Once or twice I accidentally swiped the wrong way (you get muscle memory from all the ones you reject), once or twice I had a second thought after rejecting. Also it would be nice to see the profiles i approved and at awaiting approval from the other side. There were one or two of those who (I think) would be really compelling connections, might like to try to find them on twitter or linked in. Would also be cool to be able to message people who didn’t swipe you back.
I can’t thank the developers of this app enough...
About 6 months ago I matched and met up with a local tech entrepreneur because of this app. We immediately started working together on one of his previously sidelined ventures until about two months ago when Hurricane Harvey hit Texas. We shifted all focus onto his nonprofit, The Cajun Relief Foundation, and stood up the Texas Navy Facebook page to facilitate and organize citizen-led rescues in Texas. Since then my life has dramatically changed for the better and I would love the opportunity to speak to one of the developers to be able to tell my entire story because I could write a novel just about my last two months. Thank you again and I hope to hear from you soon!