ABOUT US

Who we are

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to engulf our way of living, it is further exacerbating the challenges faced by everyone, and in particular older adults.

In response to this crisis, we have come together to address some of the acute social needs of the older population. StayHomeStaySocial matches like-minded, experienced, and friendly Buzzers with members of the older  population, using unique technologies to connect them by telephone in a practical, safe and monitored manner. Our matching algorithms create the perfect pairs, thereby ensuring mutually inspiring, empowering and enriching phone conversations between generations.

StayHomeStaySocial is brought to you by the team behind Friendlybuzz. Friendlybuzz, a public benefit corporation, offers the ultimate science-based health and wellness program for older adults. Using ground-breaking research, and leveraging the latest in gerontological understanding and innovative technologies, Friendlybuzz has built the most comprehensive health and wellbeing program for the older population. We believe that when it comes to staying healthy, being happy, feeling invigorated, and nurturing our mental and cognitive abilities, age does not, and should not, matter. Launching Winter 2020, we are excited to advance the health, happiness and well-being of older adults. Learn more on www.thefriendlybuzz.com.

Meet the team

Levi Marelus

Co-Founder

Levi is committed to leveraging technology for the advancement of the wellbeing of older adults.

Abhimanyu Singh

Chief Technology Officer

Abhi is a passionate Information and Computer Engineer with an entrepreneurial spirit. He builds backends, algorithms, applications and burgers. Abhi also dabbles in product design and electronic hardware development.

Gila Marelus

Co-Founder

Gila is an MBA graduate with a passion for innovation, entrepreneurship and people. She takes a dynamic, analytical, and practical approach to building and problem solving. A natural leader and a born people’s person, Gila exudes charisma, encourages social impact, and constantly aims to contribute to society.

Charlie Jackman

Creative

Charlie leads XS Studio, a design consultancy focused on helping the world be a better place. He shuffles between Miami and New York and loves talking to his grandma at least once a day!

Myriam Harroch

Strategy and Corporate Development

Shlomo Kalichman

IT

Dr. Bart Verhoeven

Partnerships & Community Outreach

Agnes Bensimon

Operations

Agnes, a proud grandmother, is passionate about all things culture, with a particular interest in literature, history, and cinematics. Agnes speaks several languages, enjoys sunny vacations, and is committed to helping others.

Anthony Perez

Digital Strategy

Jasper Goyvaerts

PR & Communications

Jasper is a serial entrepreneur, having founded the learning and evaluation platform Noteble, and Junction, an impact strategy scale-up focusing on sustainable innovation within industries. His interests lie within education of the future, sustainable innovation, social entrepreneurship, technology and SDG’s.