BAE utilizes campus ambassadors, college students who help the team promote the app among Black college students and alumni, while receiving intern experience, sometimes even credits, and contacts in exchange.“One of the things for us,” says Justin, “especially as a team of all people of color, is to provide meaningful opportunities when we visit campuses to talk about how to start a business, how to build an app, or other aspirations that [students] may have.”The BAE app is available for download on the i Phone and Android devices.
You can also follow the startup on Twitter @BAE_app.
Online dating is the natural evolution of courtship in an era where social interaction is more likely to take place over a keyboard, than a cup of coffee.
Along with the positive images of the Hispanic culture in the height of its passion, there are still the negative battles they face.The more traditional Latin relationships are based on the young man leaving home to find his way and the young women staying with her family until she moves into her new husband's home.When the family immigrated will greatly affect the strength of the ties to this heritage and dating traditions.Last summer, Brian and his brother Justin Gerrard, 28, joined a small group of aspiring entrepreneurs who periodically met for dinner in New York City.“Basically, just a small group of eight guys,” Brian recalls.“We were passionate about tech and wanted to start our businesses.”It was during a random conversation with this group, about online dating, that the Gerrards were struck with inspiration.“[There was] another guy. Equally attractive, Black guy—and he had like 4 or 5 matches,” says Brian.