Creating Connections on the Go with Causr


This week we caught up with James Eder on his latest venture that has been created through a number of chance moments and coincidences, that he believes often surround us every day and yet many go unrealised. James is clearly on a mission to do something about that.


Have you ever wondered what the people at your gym class do, or where your fellow passengers waiting at the platform are going and why?

Social media may have left us more digitally connected than ever before, but it doesn’t allow for chance meetings and meaningful connections in real time. Until now. 

When launching a start-up it’s often underestimated connections you make are key to your success.


Manufacturing Serendipity


Causr is a new app that aims to manufacture serendipity. It enables people to start a conversation with someone around them, creating a connection that would otherwise have been missed. Indeed, Causr itself was born out of a chance meeting on the tube – a meeting which spurred co-founder of Student Beans, James Eder, to take on his next entrepreneurial challenge.

Not long ago James was on the underground when someone came and sat in the seat next to him. They were clutching their CV, so he asked them where they’d been and what they were looking for. A few weeks later, they sat together again, this time in the office of his previous company.

Some time later, James needed to speak to a specific person from a specific business. He left the office, was standing on the platform at Golders Green, and happened to meet the exact person he needed to meet. He simply asked them if the train was coming soon, and it went from there.

These chance encounters made a real impact on James’s working life and it got him thinking about the other opportunities he must have missed over the years. That’s why he wanted to create Causr. The idea of manufacturing serendipity, though a challenge, was incredibly appealing. He wanted to enable people to create connections that would otherwise be missed. It’s clear to him that these all-important conversations often don’t happen because people lack confidence, or don’t feel like they have permission to start talking to someone they’ve never met before.


Technology Enabling Face to Face interactions


Causr sees past that. It’s an enabler – technology that empowers previously unrelated people to connect in real time, face-to-face. It gives people the confidence to start a conversation that may lead to a meaningful opportunity, or simply pass the time and have a chat that might brighten their day.

The vision for Causr is to create millions of meaningful connections for people, all around the world, every day.


Connecting the Startup community


We thought it would be great to help the start-up community to connect & collaborate whether that be at home or whilst travelling away so we’ve got a group on Causr that you can find here.

Simply log onto the App - currently only available for iOS; they hope to be on the Android soon. And join the start-ups' group, here.

Update your status to let people know what you’re up to, what you need help with and start connecting today.

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