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Melbourne tech startup serves up a tasty new site for foodies.
The way to an Australian’s heart is definitely through their stomach, so says BIGthink!® client Loretta McGill, founder of Lets Meet At, a new, Australian tech startup for passionate foodies looking to connect one-on-one with other hungry bellies.
Filling a hole in the market for foodie fanatics looking to make new friends, those with dating fatigue looking to connect over food without the expectations, new-to-towners wanting to build a social network, or those travelling who don’t want to dine alone, Let’s Meet At is a dynamic community of like-minded people, designed specifically for those at an age in life where it’s typically harder to make new friends.
Sharing her own experiences of moving to a new city, Miss McGill says, “One of the challenges I had when moving to Melbourne was meeting new people. In terms of online, there wasn’t anything without expectation to connect one-on-one and make new friends. There are so many great foodie haunts in Melbourne and all I was missing were new friends to explore them with.”
Miss McGill, 32 has long been interested in the tech startup space, “Here in Melbourne, the start-up culture is as ripe as the food culture. I am very excited to combine these two passions and launch Let’s Meet At.” With fewer than 5% of startups owned by women, Miss McGill says in starting Let’s Meet At she hopes that it will encourage other female founders to “give it a go.”
Miss McGill has invested more than $30,000 of her own money into Let’s Meet At. She has enlisted the help of business advisor John Di Natale, founder of BIGthink Business Booster® and a host of experts in UX/UI design and web development to ensure that the site provides
the best experience for its members.
“We have the privilege of working with early stage and startup businesses every day and we’re super excited about Let’s Meet At. Loretta has created a wonderful way for passionate foodies to connect with each other, make friends, share awesome food experiences – and who knows, maybe even find a little romance. Fantastic to see a woman founder kicking off a brand new tech startup that will change the way people connect online and it has the potential to become an international phenomenon.” Says John Di Natale.
Let’s Meet At launches this March and is turning to the community to support the remaining development costs of the site via the crowdfunding platform Pozible.
For a limited time through Let’s Meet At’s Pozible campaign page, passionate foodie can grab a Founding Membership at a heavily discounted membership rate, giving members special site privileges, a Founders badge on their bio, special offers and an exclusive invitation to the Founding Member’s launch event.
The crowdfunding campaign will run publicly from 17 February to 16 March, with a limited number of Founding Memberships up for grabs.