UX/UI designer + user researcher within a team of 4 people in total: a business development person, a marketeer and a full-stack dev.
Pique is a discovery platform for professionals who are looking for a more social and effective way to network.
Users can create a profile and within minutes receive a curated list of professionals with whom they can connect over drinks or coffee.
Users can instantly find others based on professional interests, social interests, industry, and more. Pique is networking made simple, swift, and social.
The networking market has become ineffective is in need of innovation. As it currently stands there are primarily three ways to network:
- go to a mixer/networking event,
- search for someone to contact on LinkedIn,
- contact a friend of a friend.
Often, these three produce limited interaction and can at most lead to an informational interview.
Pique was backed by 500 startups accelerator program in San Francisco. The process of working on the second iteration of Pique as an app was extremely fast due to the demanding nature of accelerator environment. Planning, research, prototyping, user testing and design were done in 2 weeks altogether.
The target customer for Pique are members of meetup groups and coding bootcamps, two groups whose members actively seek new ways to network and connect with others. After developing Pique for iPhone and Android devices and securing our first 100,000 users, Pique seeks to monetize through a freemium revenue model.