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WorkShift

We will help get civilians back to working quicker and our restaurants and hospitality businesses up and operating quicker and leaner.

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One of the biggest industry impacted by COVID-19 are local restaurants and hotel, which also impact the livelihood of thousands of service industry workers across the globe. 

What does this mean in post pandemic?  It means we need to get more people back to work quickly and get our restaurants and hotels back to operating... through leaner, smarter, and more efficient system and process.

What is the need are you focusing on?

The Need: Helping restaurants & hotels operate leaner and more efficiently.

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.

Pivot the way service industry seek, find, and place talent based on their need to fill open positions quickly so they can offer jobs to those seeking to make money; while continue to provide service and operate efficiently.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Yes

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

This will most benefit WOMEN (who are make up a larger portion of the service industry workers compared to men); AND minorities who make up over 80% of the low-wage service worker. With over 3.5 million low-wage workers, and restaurants and hotels having to limit service and/or close due to COVID-19; this technology will have an immediate impact across both workforce and service industry and economic impact across the globe within both segments. Timeline for impact contingent on development. Projecting 4 to 6 month window to launch.

What is the name of your business or organization?

WorkShift

What is your profession?

Sales, Marketing, Strategic Thinker and planner

Where are you located (country)?

United States

Where are you located (region)?

  • North America

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Food Services

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

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 are open to any type of partnerships and collaborations that would help us develop the app, experts in the hospitality industry to provide deeper understanding of processes and critical pain points that they'd want addressed; or utilize the the service to test and validate; or to help us monetarily (through joint venture, or pure investment)

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

Changes in labor laws, or new policies. Slow adoption in markets to technology.

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your solution? Are you participating in these efforts?

No

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