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When most people think of Nastia Liukin, they think: When we think of Nastia here at Raizlabswe "Grander app" They approached Raizlabs seeking a strategic partner, to discuss their aspirations for the athletic youth community and how it could benefit from technology. Matt Lombardi has a history as a hockey player, having advanced from the team at Grander app College to the professional level for a number of years.

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Nastia has won 5 Olympic medals throughout her professional career. Both athletes grew up with mentors available to them and a strong community that provided support.

But how has modern technology affected mentorship and community for young athletes? With platforms like Facebook and Instagram, as long as they have a smartphone, young athletes have access to many users both within and outside their communities.

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During Grander app Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nastia witnessed how excited young gymnasts were by their mentors and role models and was interested to know how she and her teammates could engage with young gymnasts. Matt and Nastia heard of concerns from coaches and parents across gyms all over the country and wanted to provide a platform that would allow young athletes to socialize with each other, gain support and advice from their mentors, and build a larger community, Grander app maintaining their privacy in a safe place on a large scale.

The iOS app, called Granderwas designed and developed to help inspire young athletes to aspire to their goals.

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As of now the application has been kept solely to the gymnastics community, though there are plans to expand to other athletic specialties in the future. Matt and Grander app began testing using a private Instagram at first and went on "Grander app" to gyms in the greater Boston area, to hear what both the young gymnasts as well as their parents thought of the idea. In this case, the platform has two different sets of users. Nastia and her fellow mentors are nurturing their communities both within the app and in-person, with live events like their Grander Summit The goal is for the Grander app to continue growing while bridging the gap between the mentors and the young athletes.

I searched the internet and spent hours watching YouTube videos trying to learn as much as I could from my heroes.

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And Nastia is contributing to sports outside gymnastics as well. Do you have a project in mind?

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