Launched in Rouen, Leizup allows you to create trips and expand your circle of friends

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Launched in Rouen, the Leizup platform brings people together based on their interests.
Launched in Rouen, the Leizup platform brings people together based on their interests. (©MN/76actu)

Launched in the midst of a health crisis Rouen (Seine-Maritime), platform leizup to let Free to its users meet through their interests and create outputs. An interesting solution for newcomers, isolated people, passers-by or those who are always thirsty for new encounters.

“In one year, we made nearly 2,000 trips to more than 47,000 meetings,” says Yoann Poher, Leizup co-founder. A great outcome in a difficult context and full of hope for the future.

Digital “at the service of reality”

To use Leizup, go to the website, then create an account by filling in some information: a profile photo and a description of your interests. “Then we can propose a trip or go to one. By signing up for a trip, you can access instant messaging to exchange earlier. It is a digital platform that we offer to the service of reality. The goal is to share with people by building real relationships. »

The space is truly free to create all kinds of outings: festive in a club, bar or restaurant; cultural, concerts, visits in the theater; Sports; even solidarity with waste collection and raids. “We don’t set a limit as long as it’s legal and it’s not something a little weird. People have to find something they like in Leizup. And if not, all you have to do is create it! »

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Yoann Poher moved to Reims after completing his training in marketing and communications for the sports industry in Rouen. “I found an internship at a sports store,” he says. I found myself alone. All the students had gone elsewhere. I thought it was silly not to have a platform that groups people according to their interests. »

Three years ago the licensed economy returned to Rouen. “I thought it was an opportunity to turn this idea into reality. Training time, time to do market research, Covid was approaching. After the first draft of his project, he turned to his future partner, Samuel Guillot, a developer who had already launched the Sauver mon bar platform to assist restaurateurs.

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“We had a lot of synergies in common. We launched the platform in March 2021, just before a new quarantine. There was a piece of Visio. When things calmed down, we found the true spirit of Leizup with outdoor excursions. »

A service for communities

The platform is open nationally, but the epicenter is currently concentrated around Rouen and Normandy. “It has 8,000 members, 4,000 from Normandy and 3,000 from the Seine-Maritime. It started to become Caen. The biggest challenge for its creators is finding the right economic model to sustain Leizup. For now, they derive their income from a premium mode that offers some benefits to users and also from promoting event and entertainment venues.

“We will improve the premium,” Yoann Poher assures. And we are looking for a core business model that focuses on communities. We recognize that we are playing on a lot of things: integration of new residents, social diversity, economic dynamics. Leizup’s creators are convinced of their ability to help especially newcomers. wants.

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