Create a profile and tag it with the things that you care about.
Create events to connect with other students. These can be big or small, social or academic.
Get notified about events tagged with your interests. Try new things and meet new people.
Discover who's around and what's happening, selected for you based on your tags.
I really appreciate you and other co-founders' work, as an international student, I'm always trying to find my way to get involved in the community and to meet people. Though I might not have much time for social networking recently, I would still love to check out the events near me through this app. I love the feature of "sort by distance/time", which is very convenient to search for an event... Again, thanks for developing such an amazing app. Hopefully more people will find this app to discover more about their life around.
Students create a profile for themselves with a photo, screen/nickname, and a brief "about me". They can also enter their school program and courses.
Programs and courses are school specific and are lovingly added by the meetU staff so that everyone can find their courses and program in the app.
Students use tags to indicate things that are important to them. Tags include educational activities like study groups and workshops, as well as types of sports and artistic pursuits. There are a lot to choose from. The tags for your school will also include all programs and courses offered.
Events use the same tag system. Students sharing tags with an event are easily matched with and notified about events that may interest them.
Anywhere there are shared tags, a star icon is used. If a student tags themself with "BIO100" because they want to know about BIO100 events, they will recieve a notification any time such an event is created.
|Students can create any type of event they want, academic, social or somewhere in between.|
|Schools can create official events to let students know about important things happening on campus.|
|School-approved businesses can create deal/promotional events to let students know about products or services priced just for them.|
Use the map or view a list of students and events closest to you. The map uses different pins to depict events with shared tags. If an event shares tags with you, they appear as a star pin so you are sure to find something that interests you.
Events and students that share your tags can easily be found here, sorted by tags in common. Peruse the list of basketball events or search for seminars on financial assistance, find anything that interests you with ease.
The number of shared tags is denoted with a number. For example, each event tagged with "Film" is sorted by this number, so if you like "Film" and an event shares a lot of tags with you, it's probably best to rush on over before you miss it!
meetU makes great use of technology to also tell students how far away from them an event is. If it looks interesting and is right around the corner, people will take notice!
meetU offers students multiple ways of finding out more about their school and fellow students. Add your classes and see who else is also enrolled, tag the buildings you are often in and always be notified of anything happening there, or just peruse the map, there are a ton of ways to stay connected!
Co-Founder, Managing Partner
Cameron is a graduate of Queen's University's Commerce program. He has a knack for seeing value and opportunities where others don't. His experience as a management consultant has honed his corporate strategy, operations and problems-solving skills. Cameron enjoys cooking, golfing, reading and well arranged cupboards.
Co-Founder, Chief Developer
James earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto and a Programming Diploma from Seneca College. His experience at both large and small educational institutions provided him with valuable insights into the post-secondary student experience. James likes woodworking, aquarium keeping, and is a stickler for proper grammar.
Partner, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
Ian is a graduate of the University of Guelph with a BA History degree. He is a former student athlete and a four year letterman. His passion for sports, business and people opened many career doors in corporate sales and marketing. Ian loves organizing events, casual sports leagues, live sports, the arts, and networking with friends.
Students can feel a lot of pressure to succeed in academic life and often believe that this success must come at the cost of an engaging student experience. Even for those with little time to spare, meetU is an easy and quick way to find something interesting and participate.
Students who commute find it especially difficult to get involved in campus life, if they don't know what to do after class, they may simply go home. With a few taps on their phone, they can find things to do on campus and even meet potential friends for life.