Tinder, Forbes Partner for Business Hookup App
Tinder isn’t just for dating anymore. In fact, the makers of the popular app have partnered with Forbes to create an app for the Under 30 Summit being held in Philadelphia on Oct. 4-7.
The idea is to bring the entire Under 30 community together in a new social media platform. It will feature activity feeds, member directories, messaging, notifications and opportunities for business networking.
Tinder will power a speed business networking feature — which we assume will allow users to “swipe left” or “swipe right” for the opportunity to connect with people. It’s the first time Tinder has partnered with another brand.
“Forbes’ 30 Under 30 lists bring together the most influential and accomplished young entrepreneurs and game changers,” said Salah Zalatimo, head of mobile products at Forbes. “Our Under 30 app is a tool we developed to better connect, empower and mobilize this community to help change the world,”
It’ll first be available to 2,000 people associated with the four existing Under 30 lists, then it’ll be formally launched at the conference.
Speakers at this year’s Summit include former boxer Mike Tyson (who will discuss his roller-coaster of a life — going from the most famous athlete in America to prison to his new-found career as an entertainer); and You Tube makeup star and entrepreneur Michelle Phan, (who will talk about earning $84 million in annual sales at the ripe old age of 28.)
Forbes also recently announced its Change the World competition with a $1 million prize pool for companies that “focus on disruptive and scalable ideas with the potential to change the world,” Forbes said in a July statement. Five semi-finalists will each win $100,000, and the overall winner will receive a $500,000 award. Apply here by August 26.