People who want find mentors for themselves or people who want to find others who are working on same ideas as them would want to use our product. We (our team) is a customer of the product too, we would love to meet new people who want to learn new things in the same domain as we are.
Usable web as well as mobile apps can be given to users. Some screenshots of the the UI have been given in the pitch idea.
It is doable. We are developers ourselves, so we can build the product ourselves. But for advertising
Financial sustainability - The mentors can create paid as well as free content (a freemium model - where extra content will be made available to those who pay more). The payment will go to the mentor and a commission from the payment will be used for keeping our platform live and running.
There is no other platform that we know of with the same features. However there are other social media platforms (like Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin), but they cater a totally different need. The specialties of our platform (tags based on learning topics, gamification elements, initiating projects and blog posts) are not available in them.