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This App is Helping Entrepreneurs Scale Their Business

Your business networking goals work better and smarter when you're meeting the right people without looking in the wrong places. Networking is never about "whenever, whatever," because your time is money and your needs are specific. You may be seeking a co-founder in Los Angeles or an incredible new hire who is also a coding expert. You might be looking for a CEO mentor working in New York, so you could grab a coffee with her and learn how to best rule the world.

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Easier said than done right? Well, maybe once, but no longer. As the cliché goes, "there's an app for that."

Shapr -- the free business networking app that helps you meet the right people through an algorithm -- has rolled out Shapr Pro that lets you get granular. Shapr Pro builds on the original Shapr platform, expertly brewing your geographic proximity, work experience, and your most relevant interests. The result: a daily, extremely personalized selection of ten-to-fifteen driven people who may help you get to 2.0 and beyond. This time, though, you can leverage a search function to find the right possible matches amongst the 1.5 million users.

The thrill remains just as intense as with the standard Shapr platform -- you never know who you are going to meet -- but with Pro, you can filter out the Shapr users who most likely won't change your life and instead talk to the ones who can. Your search is based on specifics, not chance or kismet.

Shapr has always been known for their powerful algorithm and its ability to put the right people in front of you. But with Pro, you're controlling the algorithm, rather than the other way around. Use it to get with co-founders, investors, mentors, HR people who are hiring, professionals looking to work for you, and anyone who syncs with your daily networking goals. Get rid of the random!

Even with Shapr Pro's sharper focus, the much-beloved wild-card aspect of the app remains. To tap into a vibrant community of movers and shakers, simply set up your profile for iOS or Android, plug in your Linkedin profile and add up to 10 interests and hashtags (patents, marketing, content, investors, and startups, for starters -- whatever is important to you and your future). Signing up will take you 2 minutes, the effects may last for years as you will discover networking can be your new lifestyle.

Shapr CEO Ludovic Huraux looks at it this way: "Networking should be a joyful experience, because it's about meeting new people. It's not just a trick to generate more sales or find some humdrum job – we see it as a lifestyle. Connecting regularly with inspiring individuals is the key to a more meaningful, fulfilling, healthy existence. And that's why we made an app."

Shapr users seem to be adhering to this mindset and busily building their networks: One commented that in eight days he matched with 33 people, had been invited onto someone's podcast, had lunch with an investor, and found a life coach.

Nice! Doesn't seem like they need a life coach with that burning ambition and all that help from Shapr, but okay.

Whether you are into serendipitous or goal-oriented network, download Shapr today to get started!

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