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Discover your perfect activity partner and turn your creative skills into revenue with
The BuddyUp's innovative on demand AI-powered platform.

A mobile events and activities app that connects users with similar interests for activities and friendship.

Find Your People

Our data-driven platform uses powerful AI integration to take the guesswork out of discovering activity partners and creative talent so you can scroll less and experience more.

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Meet New PeopleAnyone can create personalized events and activities for a shared experience and connect with like-minded peopleDo New Things — We pair you with unique events we know you’ll love so that you can experience new things wherever you are.Monetize Your Personally Created Event or Activity — Create an opportunity to monetize your activities as a "Gig" eventCommunity Support — Get instant feedback on your local gigs or projects from the communityCollaborate with Mentors — We enable you to buddy-up with experienced mentors to take your skills to the next level.Find Data-Driven Solutions — Our platform is powered by artificial intelligence (AI) that allows you to find the perfect match, be it a person or place, every single time.

How it Works


Create a Profile


Select interests by Event/Activity/Gig to complete your profile


Auto-suggested Events appear on your “For You” page, tailored to your interests


Tap the "BuddyUp" feature to connect with people who are interested in the same events OR Share Events with Friends!


With the BuddyUp feature, Buddies are instantly matched with you based on your interests

No More Solo Events

Get connected with events you love, Find new experiences to explore, Connect with people to share them with, all in one App.



Auto-suggested Events based on Interest through your "For You" page

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Create Your Own Events as an Open or Private Event

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Search events by category, location, date/time

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Match with Buddies going to the Same Event; Chat and share information in real-time

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Access Local, Online and Metaverse Events all in one Place

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What People Are Saying

"It has great features that will attract a lot of young people. Buddy-ing up with other people creates an Avenue to make new friends or acquaintances and to also explore a lot of events happening. I like the stories feature too, it satisfies the necessity to show happenings in one’s life to friends."

~ Katie Smith

"I think [the app is] really useful for people that want to connect with others. It can also be used to promote your own events which is cool because then, you have another platform to reach out and gather attention for something you may be trying to put on. [The] BU can also be used as a dating app of sorts as you get to meet new people and connect through the planned event or activity as well."

- Jeremy Thomas

"It’s interesting, it’s not like any app I’ve seen before. I like the idea of being able to connect with someone to attend an event so you don’t have to go alone. It’s a good social feature and a good safety feature for people who might need someone to go somewhere with them. I also like that it matches by the event."

~ Shayla Christiansen

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(Frequently Asked Questions)

We use different color codes to easily identify the types of prices associated with the events or gigs:

Orange Circle: Represents the price of the event. This is the cost you'll pay to participate in the event.

Black Square with White Letters: This is the amount an Organizer is paying for a gig. It could be the cost they incur to make the event happen.

Black Square with Orange Letters: This is how much the Organizer is charging for a gig. It's the amount you'll pay if you're participating in the gig.

White with Orange Circle and Letters: These represent activities. It's a way to differentiate the type of event in the app.

The color codes on the calendar help you quickly understand the type of events:

Light Orange: These are Invite-only events. You can join them only if you've been invited by the host.

Orange: These represent Events. They are open for any app user to join.

Dark Orange: These are Social Invites. You can participate in them when the host accepts your request.

Black: These are Gigs. You can participate in them for a fee.

Events with a Star: These are the events you're hosting. The star makes it easy for you to find and manage your events..

Mini events are smaller, more intimate gathers designed around a larger event, such as a concert or festival and includes limited number of participants. They allow for more focused interaction around larger events. The specifics of a mini event will be defined by the organizer.

@bu-suggestions refers to events that The BU suggests, but are hosted on another platform. This means that you would need to leave The BU app to purchase tickets to further interact with the event. We bring these in to give you more options and help you find the most suitable events for your interests.

On your For You screen, tap the 3 dots in the left corner (Home screen filter) and tap the search icon to search for friends by name or username. Tap "Follow" to follow your friends.

Simply scroll through your feed and for any event or activity you like, tap the BU button to send a request to the organizer to buddy up.

No, but Users are 70% more likely to join an event if an image or video is posted. If you want to create a post without an image, make sure to select the "Post" option.

No. The BU app is designed to automatically suggest events and activities at your fingertips. With this feature, you can choose to go to an event with friends, by yourself, or use the Buddy Up Feature. The Buddy Up Feature is not required.

You can tap the Ambassador link in our menu to learn more

    There are a few things you can do to ensure your safety and verify the profile of the person you're meeting up with. The first priority should always be your safety, so if you have any suspicions at all, it's best to err on the side of caution.

    A background check is a good way to feel safer.

    With The BU, you can upgrade your subscription "Exclusive" access to access all users that have been background checked. The background check includes criminal records, sex offender registry information, and more. The "Exclusive" feature also allows you to view User Reviews on each user's profile.

    The BU also uses a "Profile Match" feature that allows users to upload a picture and take a picture in real-time to confirm that the person is who they say they are.

    Since the BU promotes public events and activities, this will help you get a better sense of their interests and who they are as a person.

    As always, if anything seems suspicious or doesn't add up, trust your gut and end the relationship before it goes too far.

Yes. Simply, identify the user's profile and select the Block button on their Profile page.