Swipe, match, eat: ‘Weet’ pitches better online dating app | Cornell Chronicle – Cornell Chronicle

Swipe, match, eat: ‘Weet’ pitches better online dating app | Cornell Chronicle – Cornell Chronicle

The “swipe generation” is ready for more serious relationships and is outgrowing its dating apps, says an undergraduate team proposing an improvement to popular services like Tinder, Bumble and Hinge.

Abhimanyu Goyal ’22 presented Weet, a dating app, during the fifth annual Cornell Hospitality Pitch Deck Competition, hosted virtually Nov. 12 by the School of Hotel Administration’s Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship.

Weet – derived from “We eat” – would not only match its users like existing mobile apps, but also arrange the first date at a local restaurant – removing risk for the daters and delivering new customers to its dining partners.

“Imagine not having to take the first step, not having to take that first chance, getting the date set up for you,” said Abhimanyu Goyal ’22. “We do it all for you, and I think that’s our biggest differentiator.”

Weet won the $3,000 first prize in the fifth annual Cornell Hospitality Pitch Deck Competition, hosted virtually and livestreamed Nov. 12 by the School of Hotel Administration’s Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship.

The competition seeks to provide students considering hospitality-based startups an opportunity to practice pitching skills and develop concepts that might advance to the Cornell Hospitality Business Plan Competition next spring, which will offer prizes totaling more than
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