Gohono's mission is to create a collection of social spaces around the world, bringing people offline and together in a meaningful way.
Like you, we found it difficult to organize friends to meet offline. It is not easy. If friends do not know each other, work different hours, live in different parts of the city.
It is true that after college work blends into your personal life.
We started Gohono because we found it much harder than it should be to organize a small group of people to meet offline.
We wanted to play D&D. But we did not know enough people.
Socializing has always been a big part of our lives — it’s where we meet new people, share our thoughts, and connect with old friends. But these tools are starting to feel dated; they aren’t flexible enough to support us as humans. Today, we have access to more of the things that we want and need than ever before. But ease of use isn’t the same thing as simplicity or ease of use for everyone.
Gohono was started by two engineers that moved to a new city and wanted to play D&D. We started in Auckland, New Zealand in late 2019.
Our mission is to empower everyone with the ability to connect other people
We believe that reducing the effort to connect with each other offline will dramatically change how we live.
We focus on connecting people offline first and foremost
Our business model is not based on selling personal data
Gohono grows, only when our partners grow
We help people with similar interests connect together and self-organise social events in cafes, bars or restaurants.
To help people progress in their goals by connecting like minded people.
We reduce the effort for anyone to become a host and help bring people together.
We match the off-peak tables in your cafes or restaurant with groups of people (between 4-8 typically) that are involved in a learning or playing hobby. We help the hosts of those groups organize and accept micropayments from their groups. When you apply as a partner, you'll be asked about the off-peak times that are suitable for you.
We are building an app and micropayments platform that helps people easily organise and host social events.
We don't charge commission for partners. We charge a monthly subscription for access to tools and services that help manage multiple events. We have a fully featured freemium service and we will work with you to promote your business.
Gohono is a small diverse team spread between New Zealand, USA, Germany, Ireland and Argentina.
We are a technology company that values people relationships over technology. That is at the heart of our company and at the heart of what we do.
We work with a mixture of hosts, Language Exchange, RPG and Fitness Coaches are our top groups. Some groups meet for 1hr and then leave, other groups (like RPG) play for up to 2-3hrs at a time. Our trail running and cycling groups meet for 15 minutes before leaving and continuing on their fitness activity.