• Business Insider is looking for startup founders building new and innovative social-media platforms.
  • We want to hear from you about who the standout founders are in 2024.
  • Please submit your ideas here by January 16.


A lot of social media has become quite … boring.

Last year, we wrote about how social media as we knew it — namely, the classic feed — was on the decline and instead, users were opting for group chats and smaller, niche apps and online communities.

And as many of the largest social-media platforms have more-or-less become clones of each other, offering few new ways to share and create content, some internet users are itching for something — anything — new.

Business Insider wants to spotlight the people building the next generation of social-media experiences. Who are the founders building the anti-Instagrams? What new ways to connect with friends and strangers are they inventing? How are they innovating social and consumer tech?


The list of founders will be determined by BI based on our reporting and the nominations we receive.

You can nominate yourself or someone you know via the Google Form below, until Tuesday, January 16. The form will close on that date, and we will not be accepting further applications past the deadline.

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