Hay Media

Student Entrepreneur

Frederick Smith
BA Communication Studies, Spring 2020

Hay is an app designed to combat loneliness and social anxiety by helping people to connect honestly over the simple question "how are you?" with others who share their background or experiences. In the most connected society ever, social isolation is a growing issue. Hay removes the fear from the first step of reaching out by identifying people with commonalities that can form the basis of a genuine conversation. In contrast to dating apps, Hay is focused entirely on friendship and offers users a chance to listen and be heard by others.