Hemen Patel and his kids are the founders of WasUpCrowd.com. First off, my kids (Miloni, Aryaa
and, Aarav) inspired me to build a social network better than Facebook because none of their
friends liked FB and most of them are not on it. They wanted a better option to socialize with
their friends. This idea (pain point) of theirs became my passion.
I knew it will be challenging and an uphill battle to topple Facebook. I told my kids it is going
to be tough. I mean Facebook is big. Who in their right mind would want to challenge them. Their
words of wisdom ‘Dad, you can achieve anything when you put your heart & soul into it’ triggered
this journey. Of course, they repeated what I taught them. They gave it back to me. It was time
for me practice what you preach.
People are fed up, pissed off, tired and bored of FB. They need a better and a pure social
networking experience and WasUpCrowd is the better option.
The market needed a challenger and WasUpCrowd is the challenger.
Russ Shirley is that guy that’s always on social media. He recognized that it is time for a
change based on all the negative engagements on social media. Russ joined (co-founder)
offer a clean, private and secured social network. It was important for his family.
With a smart business sense and an even smarter street smarts (he’s help raise three kids, after
all). Russ knows what works in the digital sphere. A strong proponent of authentic conversation
kicking fake news to the curb. WasUpCrowd offers a better social experience for both his family
Russ also co-founded and organized of the Cincinnati Digital Xchange, which met monthly to better
understand new and upcoming trends, marketing strategies, and measurement/evaluation of
of all things digital (e.g., social, location-based services, mobile).
In 2012 Russ began guest-lecturing with his teaching partner Ike Brunner to undergraduate classes
digital and social tools for personal branding and professional advancement. Russ and Ike began
teaching the “Social Media & Personal Branding” course at Wright State University in fall 2013
continued to teach until 2016.
Our main goal is to disrupt social networking positively by challenging Facebook. There is a new
player in town that wants to see the end of Facebook. You can say WasUpCrowd is the savior and
future of social networking.
WasUpCrowd is one of the brands owned by Next Wave Disruptions (www.nextwavedisruptions.com),
which is a technology company dedicated to bring about positive disruptions to the world using
smart intelligent technology. Moving forward CHANGE is coming your way. Be prepared to be
Our Team – Making the Dream Come Alive
WasUpCrowd has been developed by a passionate team who has put their blood and sweat to develop a
great social network. Without the team, this journey would not have been possible. This team has
made our dream come true. I would say they have created a work of art in the field of
The WasUpCrowd family consist of DynamoLogic Solutions (our software development team), Dipan
Patel (my beloved brother who spent nights to make sure the design was perfect), Jamshed (the
captain of the development team) and Tushar Mistry (the IT guy who makes things happen in the
backend). All of them have worked on something amazing that will change the landscape of social
We invite you to join WasUpCrowd.com and experience the new amazing social network. Come on in
and join the party!