As part of a project for Penn State's New Venture Creation class, IST 425, Executive Director and Founder Steve Mezzacappa is leading a group on a project to develop an app for Passion With Purpose. This app is planned to be launched at Penn State and its name at the moment is "Passion Park."
The mission of Passion Park is to empower, inspire, & encourage the development of students’ passions by providing an authentic space that empowers students to post information, pictures, videos, events, etc. that are relevant to their passions. To create an authentic space, all users have an option to make their identity anonymous. But as users mutually follow each other, the identity becomes known and it is at this point when users can message each other within the app. There is no “liking” for this app. When you see other users’ posts, you can click on the option that best describes how the post impacted you. Did the individual’s post “empower” you, “inspire” you, or “encourage” you. More information and features to come in the future!
Where we are
As of Mid-February, the IST 425 team is working on developing the Application's prototype and is performing Customer Development & Feedback studies. If you would like to learn more or test the prototype, please do not hesitate to email Steve Mezzacappa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Main feed - passion page
Personal user feed - user profile
The time has come to stop doing things for “likes” and to start doing things that empower, inspire, and encourage one another.”
- Steve Mezzacappa, Executive Director - Passion With Purpose