New Mobile App, SparkStarter, Encourages Friends to Play Matchmaker

SparkStarter Hosts Live Matchmaking Event to Celebrate Launch

MINNEAPOLIS--()--SparkStarter, a new mobile app made its debut on December 11, 2014 at a Minneapolis launch party. SparkStarter puts the age-old concept of matchmaking into a mobile app. It’s the first app where participation by people in relationships is actually encouraged as friends play matchmaker for single friends.

Over 350 people attended the launch party hosted at Bar 508. The event included live matchmaking where matchmakers participated in speed dating on behalf of their single friend. Relationship expert and professional matchmaker, Kailen Rosenberg, provided tips to event attendees on what to look for when playing matchmaker for friends. Former producer from ABC's The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Angela Voreis, also gave her insights on successes and failures when starting a relationship.

The Minneapolis-based company rewarded attendees of the launch party with first access to the app. Building on the theme of encouraging friends’ involvement, starting today, new users of the app must be invited by a friend already on the app. If potential new users have not received an invite from a friend, SparkStarter is also allowing a limited of number of users to join per day using the code “playcupid” at saveyoursinglefriends.com.

SparkStarter’s goal is to ignite relationships through users’ Facebook friends. SparkStarter requires the commonality of a mutual friend in order to connect to someone, making it a safe and trustworthy dating environment. Once two people are interested in each other on SparkStarter by voting up on the match, they can chat with each other on the app.

Tony Kramer, SparkStarter founder and CEO, inspired the concept of SparkStarter after he was introduced to his now-wife by a mutual friend on Facebook. Kramer recognized a void in the online dating environment for people in committed relationships who want to find connections for their single friends.

For more information about SparkStarter, visit: sparkstarter.com.

ABOUT SPARKSTARTER, LLC
SparkStarter, LLC is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was started to fill a void in online dating using the concept of meeting through a friend, a process that commonly happens offline. No other online dating site option encourages friends to help out their single friends by providing introductions to people in their network. As a matchmaking site, SparkStarter calculates the similarities of two people through Facebook information. The ultimate goal of the company is to start more quality relationships through a simple, easy introduction between two people. SparkStarter first launched a private beta website in February 2014.

Contacts

SparkStarter
Heidi Hagberg, 507-469-8824
pr@sparkstarter.com
or
Liz Erickson, 320-444-2733
liz@sparkstarter.com

Release Summary

SparkStarter, a new mobile app made its debut on December 11, 2014 at a Minneapolis launch party. SparkStarter puts the age-old concept of matchmaking into a mobile app.

Contacts

SparkStarter
Heidi Hagberg, 507-469-8824
pr@sparkstarter.com
or
Liz Erickson, 320-444-2733
liz@sparkstarter.com