What's the big idea?
Entrepreneurs come across challenges along the way all the time. They need a model/prototype, a website, a video made, etc. These require skills that they may not have. My website will allow entrepreneurs to post specific tasks they need completed. Current students (technology or engineering), who are studying that field, can offer to assist. Whether or not they decide compensation is up to them, I am simply bridging the gap between the two. This way, the idea moves along beyond the challenges and the students gain valuable experience to put on a resume or a portfolio before they graduate.
Describe the nearest player in your field.
There are many job posting sites: MichWorks, Monster, HotJobs, CraigsList, etc. But these involve businesses looking for labor. ENTRPRSR deals specifically with startups looking for assistance on a task and students looking for experience in their field of study.
How are you different from that player?
I deal specifically with entrepreneurs and students. I’ve had an idea, a smart phone app, that I got stuck on. I don’t know the coding to put it together, so I sat on it and it never developed. With ENTRPRSR, I can post that task and have a student help me who knows how to do it.
How's the world different with your idea in it?
Many ideas stall because they come across a challenge that they can’t get through by themselves and can’t afford a professional. The result is that the idea dies out and never sees completion. ENTRPRSR will help bridge the gap between those with the challenges and those with the skills to do it.
Why are you the one to run with this idea?
I’ve been there before, where I had an idea fizz out because I came across a obstacle I couldn’t get through. I didn’t have funds to hire someone, so I sat on it and the idea died. There are many ideas out there looking for help and many students looking for experience and work, I want to help both.