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Mesh.LGBT

The first app dedicated to LGBTQ+ events

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Campaign Ends on February 11, 2025

Project Description

 

MESH is a virtual space, not just for nightlife - it is equally a space for workshops and classes, arts and culture events, support groups, community organizing, and even private events amongst friends. MESH provides a platform for queer people to find and promote events, and will also function as a queer-owned, ethical ticketing platform.

Our Mission is focused on three main components: 

1. Create an app for connecting LGBTQ+ individuals with the events they most likely want to attend where they will feel most welcome

2. Create a centralized hub for the LGBTQ+ community to find and promote events and community, for us and by us.

3. Cultivate the community through easier access to events and gatherings.

 

Why? There is currently no comprehensive or inclusive events platform. People are relegated to IG which is notoriously bad for tracking and promoting events. We’ve all had the experience of seeing a cool flyer only to realize the event it’s for happened two days ago. We are building a space to answer the questions our communities continue to ask: 

 

There are more openly queer people than ever (20% of Gen Z) and they are hungry to connect and create community. Self-identification of LGBT identity has ticked up to 7.1% in the U.S., equalling a potential market size of approximately 23.38 Million people. Gen Z and Millennials, in particular, consistently spend money on going out and nightlife. 15.2% (4.7 million) of 18-24-year-olds identify as LGBTQ. Many of them are interested in meeting in non-bar or club spaces. Additionally, dating apps are dead - there is a resurgent interest in meeting irl. 

 

 

There is no holistic solution so Mesh is primed to be popular. We have a deep understanding of the queer nightlife and events scene and have community organizing experience. Mesh’s popularity hinges on building trust and we feel confident in our ability to do that. We plan to collaborate with a lot of pre-existing events and organizers and make engaging content to get people excited. A lot of marketing towards queer people ends up not being inclusive or the tone is off - we are being diligent in not running into these problems.

Our team is built of two Queer folks who have a combined 10+ years hosting events for the LGBTQ+ community in New York City. We have experience in hosting events, marketing, social media, and content creation, but we know where our strengths are and to execute the product we need for our community we'll need to build a badass team of humans to build, design, and engineer MEsh, and also to make it nationally known and available.

 

I appreciate your time to read more about us. Thank you for making it this far and we hope to hear from you soon!

 

 

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

1. What are our key goals?

  1. Enable easier discovery of and community participation in LGBTQ+-centered events
  2. Empower simpler, safer event discovery and participation for LGBTQ+ individuals
  3. Simplify the discovery and participation within and across LGBTQ+ communities

2. What makes MESH different from other platforms?

There is no holistic solution to finding and attending Queer events so Mesh is primed to be popular. We have a deep understanding of the queer nightlife and events scene and have community organizing experience. Mesh’s popularity hinges on building trust and we feel confident in our ability to do that. We plan to collaborate with a lot of pre-existing events and organizers and make engaging content to get people excited.

3. Do you have in-app ticketing?

No, but that is a top priority for us to implement once we secure the funding! 

4.  Where is Mesh located?

Currently, our platform will center events based in the New York metropolitan area. As we continue to grow, we will expand our partnerships with Queer event organizers nation wide. 

 

John Cerutti
03/20/2024
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Merch + Free Event Ticket!

Mesh branded clothing item + free event ticket to any Mesh branded event

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