PrevYou is a web-based platform that matches businesses with students for paid project/freelance-based work and internships.
What? ~ Prevyou is a web-based platform that matches businesses with students for paid project/freelance-based work and internships.
Who? ~ Founders Alex Ure and Martin Astbury (both former UWA students) developed Prevyou during the past year after finding it hard to find engaging practical work in businesses during their degrees. With colleague Leo Walton, Prevyou has expanded its operations to Perth and Melbourne, and is planning to move into other major Australian cities.
Where? ~ www.prevyou.com.au
Quotation ~ "We wanted to reinvent the experience for both employers and students to give SMEs access to a market of talented and passionate people, a real win-win for Australian businesses and the economy as a whole" - Alex Ure
$ ~ To date, the project has been bootstrapped, with the co-founders contributing around $6,000 to the project. The business is applying to gain access to some startup accelerators, will be seeking investment in the near future, and is open to approaches.
News ~ PrevYou has teamed up with the UWA Careers Centre to provide a students during the mid year semester break. The program runs from June 25 to July 20. Airtasker, a similar project-based service, has more than 200,000 active users, and has generated more than $A10million in fees.
Prevyou launched May 2 2016 and is ranked #1 by start date in the BNiQ Startups list