March 23, 2014
For years, I have wanted to develop a real world social network to connect people like me who want to do healthy and fun activities such as going to the gym, biking, playing tennis or even playing a board game, but who struggle to find like-minded people in their community to share in these activities. While some activities can be done solo, it seemed to me that there were millions of people whose lives would be healthier and happier if only they could connect with each other and “hold each other accountable” to get off the couch and meet them at the gym, park or tennis court. I am very proud to launch Smacktive and truly hope that it has a positive impact on your life.
I am in charge of all the UX, design and flow of Smacktive. I am an entrepreneur and technology enthusiast. I’m always trying new things and experimenting with User Experience.
The idea to me is that technology will help to change the way humans interact with each other and with everything around us. This concept idea to build something to help people get together based on their likes and being able to spread that idea over the world is what makes me feel happy. Context is very important and understand what is good for you in terms of your needs is what made me push this idea to build Smacktive. I’m a passionate about making things happen and if we can do that by using technology and reach millions of people at once then that’s something that I’m definitely going to be part of.
Vanessa Branco is an expert in the branding and marketing of companies on the web. Her primary areas of focus include media and creative optimization, performance-based marketing, traffic growth, customer retention, business and sponsorship opportunities, and new customer acquisition.
Marketing and healthy living are part of her daily routines, so combining the two is a win-win. Vanessa participates in several charity walks throughout the year and finds Smacktive a great way to find like-minded people to walk with her.
Native of New Jersey Jabari completed his degree at University of Hartford majoring in biology with a business minor. While there he was able to build and gain new relationships with people from all over.
Traveling a lot Jabari utilizes Smacktive to make new friends in different areas, and is very proud to be a part of the team.
I am originally from San Diego, California and currently I am an undergraduate student at Princeton University. Growing up I loved being outdoors and I’ve always led a really active lifestyle. Playing soccer, making ceramics, and practicing guitar are some of my favorite hobbies and I’m always open to learning new things. My background and interests are what brought me to Smacktive and I’m really excited to be a part of the team and tackle the challenges ahead!
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