Fellow Atlanta resident Robynne Boyd and her business partner Kim Libertini approached Winnona Partners with the idea to develop a truly unique online support system: Goodgrief – The Social Network for Loss. Co-founders Kim and Robynne know first hand that grief is hard. All too often people are left to navigate the emotional roller coaster alone, so helping individuals find others who personally understand loss can make all the difference. Robynne and Kim worked together to create an online network where grieving people can privately connect, chat, and support each other in finding a new normal. Now, founders Kim and Robynne are making appearances on Fox News and CNN. You can learn about their story here:
Grief can be so hard... just having someone available to chat can do wonders for the mind, body, and soul.
When Robynne first approached our firm with the idea for a grief-based chat app, we were stunned to discover that something like it did not already exist. Robynne and Kim wanted to recreate their organic experience of meeting one another virtually through mutual friends while grieving the loss of loved ones. Once connected, they found solace in being able to text each other any time amidst the challenges of daily life, motherhood, and working full time jobs. Grief can be so hard... just having someone available to chat can do wonders for the mind, body, and soul. For the Winnona Partners team, it was an honor to help develop this much needed technology for people undergoing sorrow and hardship.
Goodgrief works by putting you in touch with others who lost their spouse, parent, sibling, child, relative, or friend due to a variety of causes. You can create a private profile by answering questions related to your loss. The system then helps sugest people for you to chat with. Your private information is never seen publicly and chats are private and secure. You can even set filter preferences to narrow your connections by age, gender, religion, time frame, and type and cause of loss.
Since launching in January 2018, the Goodgrief founders have appeared on 11 Alive's Atlanta Tech Edge Elevator Pitch segment, the Late Night Startup online show, and various local news and podcasts. The Goodgrief team is currently working with various organizations, hospitals, and nonprofits to provide their interactive tool for those who need someone to talk to. Not everyone understands what it's like to lose someone, or what it's like to feel completely alone. If you or someone you know feels this way, then please consider joining the Goodgrief community by downloading the app (available for iOS, Android, and Web). You are not alone.