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Author: Jenni Ryall
An Aussie Entrepreneur is Taking His Tinder Party App to American Colleges
29-year-old former investment banker Charlie Stewart is the founder of KickOn, an app that he is planning to get into the hands of every college student in America. Piggybacking on the success of the dating app Tinder across the globe, Stewart is hoping partygoers will embrace his app in the same way. "Three years ago, the thought of using an app to go on a date based only on a photograph was unheard of - but look at the success of Tinder. We're using the same philosophy for private parties," Stewart said in a statement. Before last week's launch, the app had received $400,000 worth of funding from private investors and Stewart had received emails from interested party ambassadors as far away as Cancun and Ibiza. He admitted illegal warehouse parties may thrive by using the app, but the company would not condone them or hold any responsibility. The app is targeted at 13 - 35 years olds who are looking to socialise with a new group of people or find out the hottest party down the street. Currently, the app is only available of iOS and has a large load time due to the unexpected influx of users in the first week. A plan to monetise the app is in the pipeline, with a three-month goal to have commercial parties using the app to spread free invites to their events.

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