We are three friends who are spread across two continents who have spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to stay connected while living so far apart. Times were simpler when the three of us could go grab a beer after work or organize triple-dates with our wives, but as lives changed and people moved these get-togethers became impossible.
When COVID-19 hit in the spring of 2020 we realized that for the first time ever that the majority of our friends were struggling with the same issues we were. No longer could they go to the local pub for trivia night or musical bingo, do an escape room, attend a dance class, drink a bottle of wine and have a paint night, or learn to cook an incredible meal live from an amazing chef. Social distancing was hard, but it inspired us to solve the problem we had been wrestling with for years and that everyone else was suddenly facing. It was in this season that LetsVidya was born.
What is LetsVidya?
LetsVidya is a platform that allows you to have shared experiences with your friends and family from the comfort of your own home. Historically, to participate in an organized experience, everyone had to be physically in the same location. While we never want to replace the physical in-person gathering place, we believe that a virtual venue will allow for social gatherings in a way that was previously impossible. LetsVidya offers a multitude of experiences, spread throughout the week, and hosted by a professional host with a proven track record in their field of expertise. Put simply, LetsVidya is a platform that breaks down the walls created by having to attend experiences at a physical location and makes them accessible from the comfort of your own home.
Wherever you are!
Growing up in a military town the founders of LetsVidya are fully aware that friends and family can be spread out around the state, country or world. Historically, when physical addresses changed so did our ability to spend quality time with our loved ones regularly. LetsVidya bridges the gap created by being geographically separate and allows users to engage in a shared experience regardless of where everyone lives.
Ultimate family flexibiliity
Having kids changes everything. What used to be a simple date night now requires a babysitter, which equals more money out of pocket. While this is a challenge for those who co-parent, it is even more of a burden for single parents. What if parents could put the kids to bed (or turn a movie on depending on age) and have an amazing date night or night with friends and cut out the babysitter? With LetsVidya family dynamics become one less hurdle parents have to jump before getting quality time together.
After a long week at work
If there was one thing most of us wish we had more of, it would be time. Sometimes it takes everything in us just to walk through the door at the end of the day and the thought of meeting friends somewhere makes us want to cry. Now groups of people can enjoy each other’s company after a long day at work without having to get off the couch. LetsVidya not only offers purely “fun” social events but other events like group fitness classes, with a live instructor, that fit into your schedule. Group events can now be done from home, with groups of people, when it works for you.
When you want to, but can't
One of the things that COVID-19 did was bring to the forefront that there is a large group of our population that we would deem “high risk” when it comes to getting sick. During the spring of 2020, we watched as high-risk individuals got stuck in their homes and became extremely lonely. At LetsVidya we believe that everyone deserves a social life, even those who would be at risk if they left the house. Without putting anyone at risk, LetsVidya allows everyone to connect and share a social experience that is more than a video chat phone call.
While LetsVidya is designed around the idea of public events that can bring people together, all of our events can be set up for private groups of people. If you would like to plan an event for your group of friends/co-workers email us and we would love to set something up. Have a host that you would like to request? Not a problem, we can work with both you and the host to give you the best experience possible.
Become a Host
The LetsVidya experience is only as good as the Hosts who run the events. Do you have a skill set and personality that you believe would draw and engage groups of people? Do you want to make some extra money from the comfort of your own home doing something that you are passionate about? We would love to get to know you and see if you’re a good fit to host LetsVidya events.