If you are looking to connect with business people, KnektMe has just been launched to make business networking easier in South Africa. KnektMe provides business professionals with information on those around them that may be of interest.
The KnektMe app scans for users in close proximity, using your Bluetooth connection. This proximity -based tech is unique to KnektMe and gives users the edge with networking.
Created by 22-year-old up-and-coming entrepreneur, Carl Visagie, KnektMe facilitates start-ups looking for investors, recruiters seeking ideal job candidates, as well as general networking opportunities.
“The world’s most valuable commodity is networking. Having the right people supporting you is a key factor in whether your business makes it big or falls flat,” says Visagie. “KnektMe is not just another social networking site or directory of names, it allows you to interact with real people around you, wherever you are, and in real-time.”
Visage says that the idea behind KnektMe is to allow young entrepreneurs to locate and contact potential investors as they embark on their business journey.
Once downloaded and installed on your device, the user-friendly interface will guide users through the simple steps to create a profile. Upon connecting to another user, both parties can see each other’s CV, skillset, job title, and a range of other general information.
“In order to maximise efficiency, we have created an app that is incredibly easy for users to start networking,” adds Visage.
When at an event, you often miss those that you should be connecting with. The app makes it easy to find those that would be beneficial to your company or business venture.
“Our aim is to build a massive network of people who are actively seeking other like-minded individuals. This will, in turn, help the South African economy to grow.”
Apart from user-to-user networking, the app is beneficial to high foot-traffic areas, such as restaurants, convention centres, and airports by providing analytics on social traffic on KnektMe users.
The KnektMe app may also be used by emergency services to locate individuals in a large crowd or a building. Its proximity-based functionality allows emergency services to cut out crucial time in locating the person.
This article was published in partnership with KnektMe