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UM UNSERE SEITE AUF DEUTSCH ZU GENIESSEN, KLICKE BITTE HIER. DIE BELOHNUNGEN KÖNNEN HINGEGEN NUR AUF DER ENGLISCHEN HAUPTSEITE ERWORBEN WERDEN.

 

loquilove not only provides you the means to learn or teach a language, but also the reason and motivation to do so: it gives you and people you care for new perspectives.

 

WHAT IS LOQUILOVE

LOQUI = SPEAK, LOVE = DO GOOD

On loquilove you can easily connect with tutors and students from across the world and interact online to learn or teach any language. With each language lesson you take or give on the app you will automatically do good; either by donating part of the tuition to an education project or by supporting an individual directly.

Become a loquilove tutor or student! Giving or taking live lessons will be as easy as using Skype or ordering an Uber. You can conveniently search students/tutors by skill level, schedule lessons, provide ratings and pay directly on the app. 

Can you imagine supporting an education project or an individual simply by learning a new language or teaching your mother tongue?

 

WHY WE BUILD LOQUILOVE   

loquilove will give people perspectives through language skills, create jobs for native speakers who become tutors and support children and entrepreneurs in developing countries.

As a result, any way YOU engage with loquilove will give someone a perspective - this is our ultimate goal!

The three ways to do good with loquilove
The three ways to do good with loquilove

 

HOW YOU LEARN OR TEACH

loquilove offers the most effective way to learn or teach a language: one-to-one, in person, live and interactive. Taking a lesson will be just as easy as calling an Uber as the app offers convenient search, scheduling, rating and payment tools and options.

 

Taking a lesson on loquilove
Taking a lesson on loquilove

 

On the loquilove app you interact just like you are used to on skype or your mobile device.
On the loquilove app you interact just like you are used to on skype or your mobile device.

   

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Start your loquilove session, enjoy a convenient overview, access all the main features
Start your loquilove session, enjoy a convenient overview, access all the main features

  

Search tutors, get notified when a live-lesson starts, start your live-lesson and talk
Search tutors, get notified when a live-lesson starts, start your live-lesson and talk

 

Interact with your tutor/student like you are used to from other video-chat-apps
Interact with your tutor/student like you are used to from other video-chat-apps

 

TESTIMONIALS

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MEET OUR EDUCATION PARTNERS

Once the app is up and running, you will - by taking or giving language lessons - support education projects of two very reliable and well respected Swiss foundations.

BPN - Business Professionals Network (our Partner in education of entrepreneurs to create jobs)

Promoting small business entrepreneurs – Wherever entrepreneurship flourishes, jobs are created, the economy prospers and the living conditions of the population are improved (©BPN - Business Professionals Network).
Promoting small business entrepreneurs – Wherever entrepreneurship flourishes, jobs are created, the economy prospers and the living conditions of the population are improved (©BPN - Business Professionals Network).

 

By promoting «help for self-help», BPN empowers entrepreneurs to professionally build their companies and consequently to preserve and create jobs (©BPN - Business Professionals Network).
By promoting «help for self-help», BPN empowers entrepreneurs to professionally build their companies and consequently to preserve and create jobs (©BPN - Business Professionals Network).

 

BPN thus contributes to a sustainable economic development and opens new perspectives for people in their home country (©BPN - Business Professionals Network).
BPN thus contributes to a sustainable economic development and opens new perspectives for people in their home country (©BPN - Business Professionals Network).

 

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation (our partner in basic education of children to improve their perspectives)

Primary school education and vocational training is vital for young people to take charge of their lives (©HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Christian Bobst).
Primary school education and vocational training is vital for young people to take charge of their lives (©HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Christian Bobst).

 

We assist in training of teachers and developing adequate teaching materials (©HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Christian Bobst).
We assist in training of teachers and developing adequate teaching materials (©HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Christian Bobst).

 

We provide children and youth access to basic education and training modules tailored to local labour market requirements. In all our activities, we aim for the inclusion of girls and women (©HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Christian Bobst).
We provide children and youth access to basic education and training modules tailored to local labour market requirements. In all our activities, we aim for the inclusion of girls and women (©HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Christian Bobst).

 

WHY WE USE KICKSTARTER  

This Kickstarter gives us the possibility to 

  • validate our idea with a broad audience, 
  • gain initial funding for the development of the app, and 
  • grow our community.

 

HOW YOUR FUNDS WILL BE USED  

The targeted funding goal of CHF 75'000 (which is about the equivalent of USD 75'000) allows us to develop an optimized web app in English which will enable you to take or give language lessons in any language - conveniently and online - and thereby support education projects. It will at the same time help us grow the loquilove community through collaborations with universities and institutions on the one hand and targeted marketing activities on the other hand. In short, it will allow us to build a meaningful product you will love and to redeem all the perks you bought. And if we beat our goal, we will be able to build an even more sophisticated version of our app (please check our below-mentioned PUSH THE LIMIT section).

What we finance with your funds (in CHF)
What we finance with your funds (in CHF)

 

WHAT YOU GET IF YOU PLEDGE

Back us and help us make a difference! For detailed info on the rewards, please check the perks on the right. The illustrated rewards are in CHF.
Back us and help us make a difference! For detailed info on the rewards, please check the perks on the right. The illustrated rewards are in CHF.

 

PUSH THE LIMIT

Our vision is to create a new online live tutoring and language learning platform where you can do good and have a big impact. To reach this, we will not stop with a full functioning web app in English. If we reach the funding goal - with your great support as a loquilover - we will push the limit and work hard to achieve even bigger goals. Reaching the stretch goals, we will create a more sophisticated version of loquilove and thus boost the engine that does good. The more funds we get, the more good we can do. You do the math! :-)

With your great support we are aiming for these ambitious stretch goals (in CHF).
With your great support we are aiming for these ambitious stretch goals (in CHF).

 

HOW WE PROCEED

loquilove's past and future
loquilove's past and future

 

WHO EARNS OUR GRATITUDE

loquiloves you all
loquiloves you all

 

FOLLOW US AND BECOME PART OF OUR COMMUNITY

  

http://kickingitforward.org

 

Risks and challenges

There is no doubt that this is a huge project and we are aiming high. But we are looking forward to every single challenge and are very eager to tackle all possible problems. Nonetheless, in order to fulfil our vision and to create a world full of loquilovers, we need to pay attention to some critical points.

VALUE PROPOSITION
This campaign allows us to validate our value proposition. While other language learning platforms have already demonstrated proof of concept, Kickstarter enables us to test our USP which is "doing good".

APP DEVELOPMENT
We want to develop a sophisticated product. Even though we have validated our planning and development approach with various third parties, the programming of the complex features might cause delays.

We evaluated several software developers. The award of the contract will depend on the amount of funding we receive on Kickstarter.

TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
We have the classic chicken and egg problem. With this Kickstarter campaign we expect to attract more students than teachers. This might cause supply shortfalls on the teacher side at the beginning. To prevent this from happening, we will cooperate with international universities to grow the number of teachers.

FOUNDERS
The development of loquilove does highly depend on the two founders. Plane crashes with the founders on board or the like would have a negative impact on the development of loquilove. Aaaaand we must admit that we don't have a no-flight policy! So, let's hope for the best! ;-)

LOVE
Working on an app that creates perspectives for so many people in so many different ways is what motivates us. We trust in YOUR LOVE to get our project up and running.

With your awesome support we will deliver the next generation language learning and increase social welfare.

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    The LOLO (=LOquiLOve) Facebook

    loquiloves you! Leave an everlasting footprint in the loquilove story. The bigger the amount, the more you do good.

    loquilove liebt Dich! Hinterlasse einen dauerhaften Fussabdruck in der Geschichte von loquilove. Je grösser Dein Beitrag, desto mehr Gutes tust Du.

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    The Tutor

    Teach a language and help educate children and entrepreneurs in developing countries! Become a teacher of the very first hour and get a Gold Profile on loquilove which grants you preferred treatment in teacher searches.

    Unterrichte eine Sprache und hilf uns, Kinder und Unternehmer in Entwicklungsländern auszubilden! Werde Lehrer der allerersten Stunde und erhalte ein Gold-Profil auf loquilove, welches Dich in der Lehrer-Suche bevorzugt.

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    The Student

    Learn a language and help educate children and entrepreneurs in developing countries! Become a student of the very first hour and get a Gold Profile on loquilove which grants you preferred treatment in student searches. Learn English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese or Mandarin.

    Lerne eine Sprache und hilf uns, Kinder und Unternehmer in Entwicklungsländern auszubilden! Werde Schüler der allerersten Stunde und erhalte ein Gold-Profil auf loquilove, welches Dich in der Schüler-Suche bevorzugt. Lerne Englisch, Französisch, Spanisch, Deutsch, Portugiesisch oder Mandarin.

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    The LOLO Bag

    Show your love! Become an official loquilover!

    Zeig uns Deine Liebe! Werde offiziell loquilover!

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    The Resourceful Tutor

    You are made to teach and help educate children and entrepreneurs in developing countries! Prepare yourself with the teacher guides and tips and become teacher of the very first hour. You get a Gold Profile on loquilove which grants you preferred treatment in teacher searches.

    Du bist gemacht, um zu unterrichten und dabei Kinder und Unternehmer in Entwicklungsländern auszubilden! Bereite Dich mit den Anleitungen und Lehrer-Tipps ideal vor und werde Lehrer der allerersten Stunde. Erhalte ein Gold-Profil auf loquilove, welches Dich in der Lehrer-Suche bevorzugt.

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    The Diligent Ant

    You are awesome! Learn a language and help educate children and entrepreneurs in developing countries. Become a student of the very first hour and get a Gold Profile on loquilove which grants you preferred treatment in student searches. Learn English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese or Mandarin.

    Du bist fantastisch! Lerne eine Sprache und hilf uns, Kinder und Unternehmer in Entwicklungsländern auszubilden. Werde Schüler der allerersten Stunde und erhalte ein Gold-Profil auf loquilove, welches Dich in der Schüler-Suche bevorzugt. Lerne Englisch, Französisch, Spanisch, Deutsch, Portugiesisch oder Mandarin.

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    The Pro Tutor

    Spread your wisdom and help a child or entrepreneur in a developing country! Get yourself ready and become teacher of the very first hour. You get a Gold Profile on loquilove which grants you preferred treatment in teacher searches.

    Teile Deine Weisheit und helfe Kindern und Unternehmern in Entwicklungsländern! Bereite Dich vor und werde Lehrer der allerersten Stunde. Erhalte ein Gold-Profil auf loquilove, welches Dich in der Lehrer-Suche bevorzugt.

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    The LOLO Sweater

    Show your love! Become an official loquilover!

    Zeig uns Deine Liebe! Werde offiziell loquilover!

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    The Gift

    Love for Christmas! Give your loved ones language lessons and help educate children and entrepreneurs in developing countries. They get a Gold Profile on loquilove which grants them preferred treatment in student searches. They can learn English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese or Mandarin. Get our carol right for Christmas!

    Liebe zu Weihnachten! Schenke Deinen Nächsten Sprachlektionen und helfe dabei Kindern und Unternehmern in Entwicklungsländern. Sie erhalten ein Gold-Profil auf loquilove, welches sie in der Schüler-Suche bevorzugt. Sie können Englisch, Französisch, Spanisch, Deutsch, Portugiesisch oder Mandarin lernen. Erhalte unser Ständchen rechtzeitig zu Weihnachten.

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    The Eager Beaver

    You are super eager! Learn a language and help educate a child or entrepreneur in a developing country. Get a Gold Profile on loquilove which grants you preferred treatment in student searches. Learn English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese or Mandarin.

    Du bist super eifrig! Lerne eine Sprache und ermögliche Kindern und Unternehmern in Entwicklungsländern eine Ausbildung. Erhalte ein Gold-Profil auf loquilove, welches Dich in der Schüler-Suche bevorzugt. Lerne Englisch, Französisch, Spanisch, Deutsch, Portugiesisch oder Mandarin.

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    The Nerd Owl

    Wow, you contribute to a great app and help educate a children or entrepreneurs! Become a student of the very, very first hour and get a Gold Profile on loquilove which grants you preferred treatment in student searches. Learn English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese or Mandarin. With your feedback we build a fantastic app!

    Wow, Du trägst zu einer grossartigen App bei und ermöglichst Kindern und Unternehmern in Entwicklungsländern eine Ausbildung! Werde Schüler der allerersten Stunde und erhalte ein Gold-Profil auf loquilove, welches Dich in der Schüler-Suche bevorzugt. Lerne Englisch, Französisch, Spanisch, Deutsch, Portugiesisch oder Mandarin. Mit Deinem Feedback werden wir eine fantastische App bauen!

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    The Chuchichäschtli Pro

    Learn Swiss German - the new lingua franca! ;-)

    Lerne Schweizerdeutsch – die neue Lingua franca! ;-)

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    The LOLO Founders Dinner

    You not only appreciate doing good but also good company! Six lucky new loquilovers will be privileged to enjoy a dinner in Zurich with the first two loquilovers (travel to Zurich excluded).

    Du liebst es nicht nur, Gutes zu tun, sondern schätzt auch gute Gesellschaft! Sechs glückliche, neue loquilover werden die Ehre erhalten, ein Nachtessen bei den beiden ersten loquilovern in Zürich zu geniessen (exkl. Anreise).

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    The LOLO Pub Crawl

    Latest research shows that a drink positively influences the pronunciation in a foreign language. Let's give it a try while exploring Zurich (travel to Zurich excluded).

    Neueste Studien zeigen, dass sich ein Drink positiv auf die Aussprache in einer Fremdsprache auswirkt. Lass es uns zusammen versuchen und gleichzeitig Zürich erkunden (exkl. Anreise).

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    The LOLO City Tour

    Give love while visiting beautiful Zurich! Have you ever dreamed of visiting Zurich or spending some time with the two founders? ;-) This is your chance! They show you around in Zurich on a day trip (travel to Zurich excluded).

    Schenke Liebe und besichtige Zürich! Hast Du schon immer davon geträumt, Zürich zu besuchen und Zeit mit den beiden Gründern zu verbringen? ;-) Das ist Deine Chance! Sie werden Dir Zürich in einer Tagestour zeigen (exkl. Anreise).

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    The Opportunity

    So flippin' cool to see your trust in us! Become a loquilove opportunist and get filed as potential investor! ;-)

    Dein Vertrauen in uns ist der Brüller! Werde loquilove-Opportunist und werde als potentieller Investor eingetragen! ;-)

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    The Supporter

    loquiloves your support! Become official supporter of loquilove and be represented as such across all our media channels (company or individual). And do not miss our Kickstarter exclusive Opportunity!

    loquilove liebt Deinen Support! Werde offizieller Supporter von loquilove und als solcher in all unseren Medienkanälen erwähnt (als Firma oder Privatperson). Und verpasse nicht Deine einmalige Chance auf Kickstarter, loquilove-Opportunist zu werden!

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    The Sponsor

    Thank you from the bottom of our heart! As an official sponsor of loquilove you will be represented as such across all our media channels (company or individual). Plus, you can give a name to an education project and are listed as an opportunist.

    Von ganzem Herzen möchten wir uns bedanken! Als offizieller Sponsor von loquilove wirst Du als solcher in all unseren Medienkanälen erwähnt (als Firma oder Privatperson). Zudem kannst Du einem Bildungsprojekt einen Namen geben und wirst als loquilove-Opportunist gelistet.

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    The Partner

    You are uber great! What a difference you make! Become official partner of loquilove and be represented as such across all our media channels for two years (company or individual). Plus, you can give a name to an education project (as soon as we are ready) and are listed as an opportunist.

    Du bist überirdisch fantastisch! Welchen Unterschied Du machst! Werde offizieller Partner von loquilove und als solcher in all unseren Medienkanälen über zwei Jahre erwähnt (als Firma oder Privatperson). Zudem kannst Du einem Bildungsprojekt einen Namen geben und wirst als loquilove-Opportunist gelistet.

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    • Official partner of loquilove
    • Representation across loquilove channels for 2 years
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