August 25, 2021 / Source: The Bizz USA
By Haarika Kalahasti
Although COVID-19 has negatively impacted many small businesses, individuals have begun to step up to promote change. Another inspirational organization that emerged during this pandemic is Revoteen.
Revoteen is a social networking platform that allows students to connect with one another and get connected to various opportunities of interest. With their easy-to-use app, students (both high school and college students) can display their passions and interests on their unique profiles, showcase opportunities with one another in a welcoming way, and build meaningful connections with each other. Their mission is to foster a community where students can interact, connect, discover their true passions, and help maximize each others’ potential. This impactful platform was founded by Aditya Jain, a rising high junior from the Bay Area who has a passion for business and entrepreneurship, in May of 2020. With the outbreak of the pandemic, he and his co-founder noticed the difficulty of students having a student-to-student interaction with one another regarding opportunities. “So we thought to ourselves, ‘what if we could build a platform where students could interact with each other in a similar manner to LinkedIn and keep that sense of community that Instagram fosters?’ So then, we started building a team, prototyped the idea and built it off that”, Jain says. As of right now, Revoteen has a base of over 1,700 students across 45 countries, and hope to spread its reach across more countries in the foreseeable future!
What you may be surprised to hear that their app was created by their team of high school students! After a period of prototyping what the users would like, they conducted Beta testing with a select group of people to get feedback on the app before publishing. After the beta testing and several fixes, they officially rolled out the app this past February. This app has several beneficial features, including the profile page, the home page, the trending page, and the curated page. With a user’s profile page, users can see any posts displayed, interests, education, accomplishments, and other information displayed by a user. The team curates the posts displayed on the home page for the user based on their profile information and interests. The trending page displays the hot posts at the moment for anyone to discover. Lastly, the curated page offers a way for organizations to be featured. They provide a small tidbit about a few organizations per week to allow others to learn about them and get involved if interested in them! Besides just the app, Revoteen also sends out weekly newsletters to their users and subscribers regarding extra opportunities and events and spotlight a few other organizations.
Interested and want to get involved? Luckily, Revoteen has quite a few positions available for its team, with some including an ambassador, web developer, marketing specialist, and more! For more information on the various positions available, please check out this page.
The Bizz USA recommends that you check out Revoteen and get involved! Their passion for helping students connect with each other and find opportunities in the world needs a bit more of, and it’s impressive to see young leaders like Aditya Jain make a difference.
Extra Segment: Entrepreneur’s Corner with Aditya Jain
A mini excerpt from the interview with the co-founder and CEO of Revoteen, Aditya Jain (AJ), interviewed by Haarika Kalahasti (HK), the Founder of The Bizz USA.
Q (HK): "What has been your biggest reward and challenge?"
A (AJ): "My biggest reward was opening up the app. When you open or just look at something you created for such a long time, you get that feeling of the hard work paying off. Just knowing someone else is benefiting from something you worked hard on is the best feeling and something that a lot of entrepreneurs feel as well. The biggest challenge for us has been working with a developing team. There are minor holdups, but at the end of the day, with our growth and impact, I knew it’ll work out in the end."
Q (HK): “If you had to give advice to aspiring, young entrepreneurs, and business owners, what advice would you give?”
A (AJ): "I would say to start something you know you are genuinely passionate about. We go to school and work for eight hours right? You don’t want to come home and start working again. You don’t want to do something where it feels like it’s a task or a commitment. You want to do something you’re genuinely interested in, so it doesn’t feel like a hassle anymore. You can spend all the time, and it will just feel like you’re having fun. Only partake in something you want to do, and guaranteed, it’ll pay off. "
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