Next 36 Alumni Aims to Take the Pain out of Online Classifieds

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In the wake of the negative publicity surrounding Craigslist’s crackdown on companies scraping their data, Tradyo has launched what they think today's online classifieds should look like.

Their new site focuses on serving you the most relevant items for sale by other people in your area. By using your location, Tradyo tells you exactly how far certain products are from you, and provides a simple and real-time chat within the site and application that allows you to close the deal in minutes, using your phone or your computer. They also allow users to set up alerts for wanted items, and notify you via push notification or email as soon as there is a match on their system.

Tradyo, who released an iPhone app late last summer, claims that their new site will take the pain typically experienced when using classified platforms out of the equation.

Traction to date has been primarlly in the Toronto market but according to their press release late last week their goal is to be the Stumbleupon for tangible things in your immediate area, across all of Canada.

Toronto-based Tradyo was the winner of The Next 36 entrepreneurial initiative last summer and has been operating for just over a year.

Two of Tradyo's co-founders, Eran Henig and Gideon Hayden, were in Vancouver for the GROW Conference last year and Michelle Sklar got the chance to chat with them.

Company:
Tradyo
Website:
http://www.tradyo.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tradyo enables people to buy and barter cool things that you dont use with your neighbours and community in real life, in a simple, convenient and downright fun way. Tradyo uses GPS to locate how far the desired items are from you, no matter where you are, and allows you to chat with that person directly through the app. Furthermore, did you have a great exchange? Well, Tradyo allows you to stay connected to your... more

Company:
The Next 36
Website:
http://www.thenext36.ca
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Next 36 addresses Canada's deficit of high impact entrepreneurship by providing resource-rich education programs to promising young entrepreneurs. It was founded by a small group of business leaders and academics and is championed by Founding Patrons W. Galen Weston, Paul Desmarais, Sr. and Jimmy Pattison. We believe that by fast-tracking the development of Canada’s most talented young innovators, we will... more


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