Lava People wanted to develop a community where entrepreneurs and investors could meet and do business. The web site contains a extensive toolbox of community features; profile page, forum, groups, events, network, feeds, status updates, messages, and an advanced search / matching functionality. This site also includes a referral program, where users get paid to recruit members. In addition to pure community features, the site integrates with the project tool, VEA, and PayPal.
The website is based on HTML with Bombay Works uCMS framework as a basis. The forum is based on an open source platform that has been redesigned and integrated with the site overlay login system so that the user should not have to login more than once. The site has also been integrated with an external project management system, where we go beyond single login, exchanging data on team members and projects..