Zach Schleien – Co-Founder & CEO of Filter Off

What’s your story?

2 years ago I realized first dates over video chat were far more effective in getting to know them and whether we vibed versus messaging back and forth. People are swiping endlessly, there are fake profiles, endless messaging, and oftentimes you’re not even meeting up. Because of this, I built Filter Off, a video speed dating app. Face to face interaction is our core tenant.

What excites you most about your industry?

Allowing people to date authentically and mindfully.

two screens

What drives you in business to push beyond what other people consider normal?

I’m obsessed with online dating and creating authentic / deep connection.

What have been the most useful skills you have learnt and applied in your journey?

Marketing, PR, UX

What’s the best piece of advice you ever received?

Be patient

Who inspires you?

My parents

What have you learnt recently that blew you away?

You can get press if you have a good story to share.

If you had your time again, what would you do differently?


How do you unwind?

I workout, read.

What is a major mindset change, belief shift or ‘ah ha’ moment that you’ve experienced in relation to your business?

Singles want deep connection.

Everyone in business should read this book:

Shoe Dog


Shameless plug for your business:

Filter Off is a video speed dating app that is available for iOS and Android. If you’re an organization that would like to host a virtual speed dating event you can do so as well

How can people connect with you?

Social Media Links?

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