- Alton Chislom, 29; Julian Clarke, 28
Versafit is a mobile application that connects users with workout partners. The startup out of the University of California, Irvine, aims to be the central hub for everything fitness related. The student founders bootstrapped the company and set out to create a platform that would help people stay fit by solving two of the industry’s biggest problems: motivation and accountability. The Versafit app matches users based on interests and skill levels, so that gym rats, power walkers, or those just looking for a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood can find a partner for any activity at any time.
Since launching on January 1 with $60,000 from the founders, Versafit has attracted more than 300 users. The mobile app is currently free, although the startup hopes to add a regular user plan for $5 per month and a professional plan for $20 per month.