(PRWEB UK) 13 March 2012
A new ‘social-business networking’ site, getlunched.com launched in London on February 17th and already attracted 500 users in its first day. The location-based network brings together the best elements of sites like Linked In, Foursquare and Groupon for better business networking.
With a mobile app launching soon, Getlunched.com is leading the way in the new trend of location based networking. It allows people to search and meet with people in their local area for a value exchange over a lunch or to simply access a great local lunch deal.
With a new wave of location based networking sites expected to launch in 2012, Getlunched.com offers something more than just location dating or shared interest meet-ups and gives location networking a much more valuable function.
Matt Bandy, getlunched.com co-founder, says, “Technology has brought us full circle allowing us to go back to networking the traditional way – face-to-face. We let people discover their local connections and give them a reason to meet up.
“getlunched.com is bringing back the tradition of value exchange. It is built on the idea that everyone has a talent or skill that is valuable to someone else. People generally like to help other people given half a chance and a free lunch is a great incentive. People find a person they would like to connect with and agree to the terms. ‘I’m buying, you’re buying, 50:50.’"
With the UK working the longest hours in Europe and one third of British bosses 'too busy to take a lunch break,'* the site also aims to galvanise the nation into making lunch the most valuable hour of their day.
Lyndon Gasking, getlunched.com co-founder says: "We are all about connecting people in close proximity to help the build new social engagements. Whether they are for business, inspiration, friendship or dating We want to develop a social ‘action’ network, and we like to think that providing a reason to meet will be all the impetus required to generate real collaboration.”
At only a month old, getlunched.com has already been reviewed in Mashable and has featured in Forbes. The first 500 invite codes have been quickly snapped up. More invite codes will be released in the near future, allowing people to join the “Get Lunching” networking site.
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*Report by Nuffield Health 2011
For more info contact the getlunched.com press office:
Emily Barker, Christina Thompson or Katie Gaskin
0207 609 0562