LOS ANGELES (Circa) - If you're clued-in to the online dating scene, then you're most likely familiar with Bumble. The vibrant yellow app that allows women to make the first move and start a conversation once you've matched with someone. With the success of the app growing since it's initial release in December of 2014, Bumble decided to launch two new verticals to coincide with the dating app. Bumble Bizz and Bumble BFF. These are the vision behind the Bumble Hive L.A.
EXCITING UPDATE: Starting today, the LA Hive will be extended through the end of April with new hours! Network, co-work, meet your matches, or just come hang out with us. 😎 For the next few weeks, look forward to programming that will support entrepreneurs, side-hustlers, and those looking for career advice. HR experts and career coaches will also be on-site to help you optimize your @BumbleBizz profile/bio so you can up your networking game. 💪 Open Tuesday - Saturday on Melrose Place. For more info on the #BumbleHiveLA or to sign up for programming emails, go to bumble.com/lahive
Bumble's first version of the Hive came before the new verticals were launched and was setup in New York's SoHo neighborhood. It lasted for a month and was focused on the dating side of the platform which stayed open during night hours. The Bumble Hive L.A. is open during the day from 12 pm - 7:00 pm on Tuesdays, and Thursday - Sunday. Wednesdays are open an extra hour until 8 pm.
Shaden Abboushi, who works with Bumble Bizz Brand Development, told Circa the L.A. Hive ". . . wasn't necessarily dating trends it was more the fact that we wanted to create a space where people could come and network, and co work, because our new vertical Bizz is all about the business side of your life".
The Bumble Hive L.A. offers complimentary cocktails, water, and snacks while featuring powerful programming throughout the week. We had the chance to speak with actress Jennifer Stone (Wizards of Waverly Place) who was representing the nonprofit organization Beyond Type 1. Stone, who lives with the disease, is a global ambassador that helps educate people around the world about Type 1 Diabetes.
I want people to have a better understanding about what type 1 is, and I want people that do have it and already understand what it is, I want them to feel less alone in what they go through on a day to day basis
Stone is a big fan of the Bumble app, and she loves the idea of the Hive bringing people together in real life.
The Bumble Hive L.A. will be open through the month of April, and look out for a Hive coming to a city near you soon.