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How the NewTowner App came to life

Updated: Jan 27

As a founder of the NewTowner App, I know firsthand how difficult it can be to connect with others and explore a new city. When I moved to a new city, I found myself feeling lonely and disconnected, despite my best efforts to meet new people and discover new things.

According to our research, 9 out of 10 expats feel isolated when moving to a new city. Additionally, 35% of people we interviewed don't approach others in real life due to fear of rejection, and prefer using digital tools to connect with others. However, the current solutions on the market, such as Meetup, Facebook groups, and dating apps, are focused on networking and dating and don't offer authentic socializing experiences, leaving users frustrated.

That's why we created NewTowner App – a social and events app that makes it easy for people who are new in town (digital nomads, expats, or tourists) to meet others like them in fun, social meetups. It's like going out with friends, but with new people.

On NewTowner, users can meet one-on-one or in small groups, and it's very easy to organize an event. Users can also find authentic socializing experiences. The events can be as spontaneous as users like, and they are organized by the users themselves, rather than by an external administrator like on Meetup. In a few months, we will also integrate relevant events and locations nearby into the app, providing users with the two critical elements for a great social life: experiences and community.

On NewTowner App, you can propose and attend events and activities that align with your interests and passions. You can also explore events and activities happening in your city, and propose similar events to connect with others. And if you're not sure where to start, you can always propose a casual meetup at a local café or park.

But NewTowner App is more than just a platform for connecting with others. It's also a community of like-minded people who are passionate about exploring their new city and making connections. Whether you're a digital nomad, an expat, or a tourist, you can use NewTowner App to connect with others and discover your new city in a fun and social way.

So if you're new in town and looking to connect with others and explore your new city, give NewTowner App a try. We're confident you'll love the experience and the connections you make.


Irina Leca

Founder, NewTowner App