Our story and our mission
A student time must be one of the best periods in your life. However, this is less and less obvious nowadays. For example, 80% of the students report being lonely. We also see that many students do not even show up on their first day of study after registration. They indicate that their greatest fear, not making friends during their student days, is what keeps them from entering.
Having good (social) contacts is inextricably linked to a pleasant and successful student life.
People are happier when they feel connected. We believe that for real connection you should be able to find and meet like-minded people. We see it as our mission to bring people into contact with each other locally and to ensure more encounters.
With Joinby, an organization, such as a school/university, neighborhood or company, launching its own community for its target group. After registering once, participants can immediately find each other, make contact and easily undertake activities together. Everything as simple and accessible as possible with the aim: more contact & more encounters.
Joinby is a social enterprise: Our primary goal is to connect people and prevent mental problems and/or dropout. We invest income mainly to further improve our platform and to look at new opportunities to connect people.
An organization pays us, through a subscription and start-up amount, for it Setting up of its own community, the maintenance and the further development. That way we can keep our platform relevant and free for the people who use it. This also ensures that we have no interest in 'keeping people online' for commercial purposes (as with many major social media platforms).
Would you like to know more about our platform and vision? Get in touch.
What makes a good life?
Inspiration for us: hard evidence for the importance of good social relationships
Technology for people
Technology that stands for human values: bringing people together offline instead of keeping them online for as long as possible to sell ads; Talk to each other instead of drifting apart; Pay attention to what makes us happy.
More info: Center for Human Technology: https://www.humanetech.com/
Bas Kremer Hovinga
Wall of fame
We are very grateful to these people for their contribution to Joinby:
Flip van den Bosch
We also to you. Please schedule a no-obligation meeting with us. In 45 minutes we discuss your challenges, possible solutions and take a look at our platform.