We humans belong together. We’ve always been social creatures, at our happiest gathering around campfires, cafes, porches, and plazas to share stories and lose track of time together.
When the Internet came along, it gave us more ways to interact than ever before. We were no longer limited to spending time with only our neighbors: we could find people with shared interests a world away.
But something got lost in translation. Many of our interactions happen through unrelenting feeds and streams of messages zipping past one another.
When we do gather virtually, our interactions often feel awkward, fleeting, and forced: we perform for the camera or tune out, instead of truly connecting. Once it’s over, we feel drained, not energized.
That’s why we made Gatheround.
Our mission is to strengthen communities by giving people a sense of togetherness online that they typically only feel in person.
We’re gathering people who believe in our mission!
Our founders—a social-change technologist, an activist turned entrepreneur, and a community organizer—are leaders with a track record of success from Change.org, Obama for America, Hustle, the MIT Media Lab, and Facebook.