BLI Fellow: Sahibdeep Gill
Team: Allison Winnik, Han Joon Kim
SwingBy is a location based social-networking application that connects friends with hangouts in real time. A user can create an event in seconds and send friends an open invitation to “SwingBy.” Friends can see all the events going on in their area on a map interface in real time, and can choose which event they want to “SwingBy” using photo and video updates of the event to guide their decision.
SwingBy has won “Best Technical Solution” at the European Innovation Academy over the summer. SwingBy also came out with a few Silicon Valley investors saying they could see their team at the world famous, Y Combinator. The vision is to launch in Fall 2017 at the University of Michigan campus and to dominate this market with 5,000 users by the end of 2017.