A fitness startup is helping busy people in Shanghai get out of their comfort zone by letting them make and bet on challenges.

VIVERE, which means ‘dare to live’ in Italian, allows users to put challenges on the platform, such as “doing sit-ups in front of my boss”. Then other users can sponsor the challenge by betting through WeChat’s payment system. When the user completes the task, they take a picture or film a video and post it on the app to prove it.

“Life is already a challenge, why not make the best out of it?” Brendan Freefite, the team leader of VIVERE, the winner of the Startup Weekend in Shanghai, told TechNode.

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com