Viewing LookFwd - University of California 3rd Annual Pitch Competition

Michael Ebel

Alumni of UC Berkeley (Graduate)


iTunes Link: Demo Link: LookFwd allows bars and restaurants to achieve dynamic pricing. LookFwd pushes real-time deals from bars and restaurants to users who are planning with their friends. LookFwd streamlines the planning process by allowing you to view friends’ real-time availability and location, and then create custom chats with available friends. Users are then see tailored deals, based on their group chat, that they can suggest to friends and vote on. Through its social planning functionality LookFwd creates a marketplace by pairing users’ plans (who, what, when, and where) with tailored discounts. This allows vendors to have real-time influence in the consumer decision process. LookFwd is a tool for local advertising. By adding a deal to the app, they drive foot traffic and attract new customers. By matching discount supply with user demand, LookFwd creates a real-time marketplace for discounts. We transform annoying advertisements into welcomed coupons. Vendor Side: Push, modify, or delete discounts to consumers who are planning in their area; all with a touch of a button. Consumers save unique coupons that can be redeemed at the vendor. Vendors don’t need any infrastructure to adopt our system. Social Side: Planning sucks. Ask anyone what 20 of their closest friends are doing on any given weekend. They can’t tell you. LookFwd solves that problem by indicating your friends’ real-time availability and allowing you to chat, suggest discounts, vote, and confirm plans. Doodle, Whatsapp, and Groupon combined into one.

Primary Industry Sector: Software and Services
Funding Status: Preseed

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