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Rivet is an anonymous one-on-one messaging app.
34 backers pledged $2,106 to help bring this project to life.

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Once upon a time, there was a group of friends formed through the simple bond of sharing the living space of a college freshman residence hall. That group of friends eventually decided to make an app together:

Why did we start creating this app, you ask? 

We got to thinking about how the people you meet in your life turn from strangers into friends. Something we feel important to that process is interacting one-on-one. Generally, people have a surprising amount in common with each other and likely aren’t friends because they haven’t crossed paths. The goal of Rivet is to foster connections with the people around you.

Wait, wait, wait, isn’t that what every social media app does?! 

Not exactly. Most social apps link you with friends you’ve already made, or feel like a forum where the whole community is engaging all at once. We want to provide a new form of social media for people to interact on that is based simply on one-on-one conversations.

Rivet pairs you with someone in your area and puts you into an anonymous one-on-one conversation with them. They’re from your area, so you’re likely to relate to them in some way through shared experiences. Rivet provides the outlet for your paths to cross.

Use your conversation to share experiences, tell jokes, share your opinion, talk about problems, or entertain. When your conversation is over, it is posted to a feed for others to see. However you choose to interact, your involvement on Rivet will help to bring your community closer together.

  • Completely anonymous: No profile, no login 
  • One-on-one messaging 
  • Location based: You'll be talking to someone nearby 
  • Newsfeed: Everyone's conversations are shared

How you can help

We are creating this Kickstarter to get our advertising off the ground. Your donations will be put towards swag, posters, and other forms of marketing. A good product means nothing if people don't know it's out there.

So please, help support us by donating any amount you like. Even if you decide not to contribute, you can still help us out immensely by sharing this with your friends. Your contributions will help us advertise and spread to your community so you can jump in with Rivet.

And here's a bonus for reading this far: Enjoy!

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Risks and challenges

Quickly getting our name and product out to college campuses:
Since our app is location based, it is important to build a strong user base at each campus to ensure an enjoyable experience.

Building this user base through marketing will be one of our biggest challenges and will involve a lot of tabling, putting up flyers, giveaways, and traveling to many college campuses.

Another challenge will be cultivating a healthy community of users and content. We want people to have fun while using the app and feel comfortable talking to people.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    You will receive five very sylish stickers as well as an in app "Thank You!". Place the stickers on your car, fridge, notebook, laptop, and small child. (Note: it does not have to be those five things.)

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Rivet gameday Bundle! Get all the essentials you need for tailgating. The bundle includes two Rivet Koozies and a pair of Rivet sunglasses. (Note: This level also includes five stickers and an in app "Thank You!".)

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Look good in a nice Rivet t-shirt. The logo will be printed on front and center so you can show off that you are a Rivet supporter. (Note: This level also includes five stickers and an in app "Thank You!".)

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    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    Wear your Rivet t-shirt while tailgating. This level includes a Rivet t-shirt as well as the gameday bundle. (Note: This level also includes five stickers and an in app "Thank You!".)

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Get a personalized 8" x 11" photo of the Rivet team, a t-shirt like the team members would wear, and also a section on our website dedicated to you.

    (If you don't want to be on the website, we will give you 3 standard Rivet shirts instead)

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Ever wonder what it would be like to enjoy a meal with the Rivet team? We'll schedule a dinner to the best of our abilities. If you're in Atlanta, that makes things easy. If not, we'll figure something out.

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Funding period

- (24 days)