Big Friendo Project

A social networking app that actually helps you find NEW friends, learning buddies and/or mentors. A place to meet and become friends with people.
Alexa Getting
Video / Web
San Francisco, California
United States
1 Team Member

Welcome to kickstarter campaign and thank you for stopping by! 

So why did I start BigFriendo, when there are numerous social networking sites out there already? Well for a variety of reasons, actually...

1. Because I have needed a site like this for years!

2. If I needed it, then maybe you needed it too.

3. Friends make life better.

It’s simple really, I have lived in 9 different cities in the last 12 years and even though I have enjoyed each and every move, the first thing I miss (always) are my friends. Yes, its fun to explore museums, boutiques, cafes and the sites of a new city, but after a while... it just gets lonely doing everything by yourself. Thus, I wanted to create a website that helped speed up the process of meeting potential friends. BigFriendo is not only for those just moving to a city or even a new place, but also for all those moments in life when things change....

  • When you graduate

  •  or move

  • or get a dog

  • or have a baby

  • or get a divorce

  • or break up

  • or get out of rehab

  • or change career paths

  • or change your life direction

  • or want to start a band

  • or learn how to cook

  • or are interested in home brewing

  • or need some new energy around you.

Doing stuff, learning and just enjoying the company of other people is what life is all about, we all need friends and some times we need new ones or different ones or don’t have any to begin with - whatever the reason is Big Friendo wants to help! 

Phase 1 is complete!!

I've created a beta version out-of-pocket (with my own funding) which you can check out and join here if you would like.  But now my pockets are empty and I need your help to get phase 2 off the ground and running. 

Phase 2 includes the necessary and apparently expensive things needed for this application to be successful such as:

  • internal messaging (inbox, outbox, compose and send messages, trash)

  • internal chatting (ability to chat with other people on the site)

  • Separation from facebook (if FB goes down my site will still be accessible)

  • Scalability

  • mobile application use

  • event posting and newsfeed

It's a short list, but it is a pricey one. 

Just think of all those moments in life when you were like - "man I wish my friends were here!" or "ughh everyone is friends with my ex, I need some new people to hang out with!" or "Sheesh what have I gotten myself into - I could really use an experienced beer brewing buddy!" or "Great!  I live in this awesome new city and I know no one...guess I will play video games...home alone...again."  Don't let this be you - support Big Friendo and start finding friends, real friends, good friends.

I will be ever so grateful for your generous support and belief in this project.  Check out the rewards and thank you a million times!

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$34,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on December 22, 2013
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  • $2USD
    Thank you Email

    To show our appreciation for your generous contribution and believing in us: A personal thank you email sent directly to your inbox!

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    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $8USD
    Donor Page - Name recognition

    To show our appreciation for your generous contribution and believing in us: Your name will be mentioned on the donor page of the bigfriendo website as an awesome contributor and you will receive a personal email.

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    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $21USD
    Post Card Pack

    To show our appreciation for your generous contribution and believing in us: 1 pack of greeting cards to send to your friends to tell them how happy you are to be friends with them! (5 cards in a pack).

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  • $51USD
    Big Friendo T-shirt

    Cool black t-shirt with the Big Friendo logo on it. :) (men size medium)

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    Estimated delivery: March 2014
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    3d Printed Designs

    Choose 1 of 3 options of a 3d printed design created by Get Bli Studios in Finland. option 1) Fruit bowl 2) Votive Candle or 3) Birdflock Necklace.

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    To show our appreciation for your generous contribution and believing in us: Special feature about you and your company or crowdfunding campaign on the big friendo web page for a full year with clickable links! (provided that we support your cause - if it is something that we cannot stand behind we will not feature it - feel free to email us and find out)

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