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Three Surprising Ways This App Helps Make Meaningful Connections

by BUST Magazine

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We’re all for finding love in all the right places, but you should also know that there is another swipe-right app geared towards helping you make the right connections, Shapr—the free professional networking app is bringing people together outside of dating.

To use Shapr, upload a little bit about your experience and goals—like education, previous jobs, and why you are networking—just don’t overdo it. You can also add professional and personal interests, which is done by adding a few hashtags such as “#Tech,” “#Fitness,” or “#Finance,” and more specific tags like “#privateequity” and “#personaltrainer.” Shapr’s algorithm will use your goals and interests to show you 10 to 15 profiles of nearby users whose interests and goals correspond with yours. If you’re not dazzled, just swipe left to view the next profile. But if you’d like to match, swipe right to show your interest. The best part? You can swipe anonymously and only receive a notification when the interest is mutual—no weird unsolicited requests. 

Shapr is location-specific—if you’re in a new city and want to mingle with like-minded folks, simply start swiping when you arrive. Talk about an easy way to really streamline your networking efforts, talk to unfamiliar people in a less awkward manner, and make meaningful, professional relationships.

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Here are three real-life stories of the professional bonds, new businesses, and job offers forged through Shapr:

Female Empowerment 

Shapr has introduced me to passionate entrepreneurs. The community of women I’ve met are all supportive and want each other to succeed. If we are going through a bump in the road, we advise to the best of our ability to help the other individual overcome their challenge. As a female entrepreneur, we have to focus on where we want to go and not on what we fear. Every entrepreneur fears failure, but with failure, you learn your lessons and strategize new strategies.” —Angelica Dydra

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Finding a Quality Mentor 

“I joined Shapr in its first weeks and managed to find some like-minded creatives to help work on a project I’ve been dreaming of for years, as well as meeting my now-mentor, a successful woman in the creative industries. She is guiding me on my entrepreneurial journey, as well as in my nine-to-five careers. Shapr is the most powerful networking platform I’ve ever come across.” —Juliette Caoilfhionn

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Growing your Business Online 

“I’ve met some amazing people on Shapr with talent and ideas worth a fortune. Through the connections I’ve made on this networking app, I’ve discovered how I can coach online, in my sleep. From students, activists and community leaders, through to entrepreneurs, business professionals, and legal representatives, everyone I’ve interacted with has provided me with invaluable information to help pave a new avenue for my company.” —Terry Sidhu

So, go ahead and start swiping on your career. That advisor, friend, or powerhouse partner may very well be in your corner. 

Download Shapr today and start making new connections!

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