I’m sure covid isn’t helping, but I fail to see how a Facebook events clone was going to make money.

Why not just pivot to digital events?

Before this year began, I was working a startup for college/university students. The idea was to allow students to be more social on campus by creating activities with other students and attend campus events. I was working on some features while keeping the blog up to establish some presence. Fast forward to now and it all seems like a waste of effort. There is no end in sight for this lockdown, some predictions are far late in the year and I am sure even after the lockdown ends, social distancing will be required. With COVID-19, I can't see my startup being anywhere successful. I am not sure what to do with it. Should I completely abandon it, keep working on it, or take into a new direction? I have invested a lot of time, money, and effort into it and the human part refuses to quit in fear of being a failure. If any of you have your startup killed by the pandemic, I would love to hear how you are coping with it. This year has been very tough and I really hope to see things turn around soon.

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I was working on a niche social app with a a few thousand users and only about 10% were active. The app was entirely focused on in person activities.

Took a year of several people working around the clock to grow it that much.

2 months in to COVID, we’ve doubled our user base and we’re seeing around 60% of our user base use the app weekly.

COVID didn’t kill your startup, inability to adapt killed your startup.

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May 15, 2020, 10:06:52 AM

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