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PAAS: passion as a service

Allow people to leverage on skills and knowledge that they already possess, but which were not usually their main activity.

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It is estimated that In 2008-2009, 22 million jobs were lost around the world. Fast forward to 2020, Coronavirus-related lockdowns and travel restrictions are affecting almost 2.7 billion workers worldwide, around 81 percent of the global workforce, the international labour organisation said in a new report.

"So this is a complete job catastrophe. But I suppose in a world where four out of every five workers are living in countries under total or partial lockdown, it shouldn’t come as a total surprise that we’re in this territory."

"Our forecast for the next three months, for the second quarter of the year, is that we are going to lose the equivalent of 195 million jobs around the world," ILO Director-General Guy Ryder told Euronews in an interview.


In this time of crisis, while people are losing their jobs, we are missing out on the abundance of knowledge and skills which are resting untapped. 


THE IDEA

We arrived at the idea by thinking about how airbnb revolutionized the market with a "simple proposal", offering a space that is available and that you don't usually use to generate extra income. Then we thought that maybe people do the same for us, we have skills and knowledge that we don't get a profit from.


Hence we are proposing to build a platform to connect people with a need for small help/service 

(especially tasks which don’t need an expert certification). The person who needs help can browse through this platform to find a parttime service provider in their local community. 



We, as intermediaries, will provide systems that allow building trust between both parties (certified accounts, reviews, etc.). Additionally, we will be managing the payment system, hence our platform will be responsible for releasing the payment once the service has been validated.



What is the need are you focusing on?

To have a decent income and economic growth

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Identifying a gap that needs to be addressed
  • Sharing a pivot idea your organization is considering or could consider

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

Coronavirus-related lockdowns and travel restrictions are affecting almost 2.7 billion workers worldwide, these workers will see their spending capacity affected, which means less income for businesses. If income decreases, this can lead to more layoffs, and thus the cycle repeats itself, leading to a potential recession. In this time of crisis, while people are losing their jobs, we are missing out on the abundance of knowledge and skills which are resting untapped. Hence we are proposing to build a platform to connect people with a need for small help/service (especially tasks which don’t need an expert certification). The person who needs help can browse through this platform to find a parttime service provider in their local community.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Maybe-with additional support

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

To help people who lost their jobs because of COVID to have a decent source of income. With this project, we also want to help people who want to explore the potential of their other talents. keeping the economic cycle in motion

What is the name of your business or organization?

B.yond

What does your business/company do? Whose needs does your business/company address? Who do you serve?

Strategic Consultancy, we are a global team working from different parts of the world, we collaborate with small and medium enterprises with an aim to democratize innovation

What is your profession?

Marketing

Where are you located (country)?

Peru

Where are you located (region)?

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Business/Consulting

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 0-10

How old is your business/company?

  • Less than 1 year old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Business

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Funding- Investment
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Private Sector
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Government

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • Yes

If Yes to the above, please share 1-2 sentences describing the specific help you desire.

We need partnerships to build the platform. Investment

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

Making the platform known Attract both parties and demonstrate the usefulness of the platform.

Website URL

https://waybyond.com

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