SenseiHub.com: a talent marketplace for the on-demand sharing economy
Through SenseiHub, users at enterprises like Verizon, HCL, Wharton Equity Partners instantly offload work to PhDs, MBAs, Undergrads at universities around the world. Students leverage local resources- professors, labs, libraries, databases, peers to deliver a high quality work product.
Students gain valuable experience and get paid. Enterprises get quality work, brand recognition and future business leaders.
SenseiHub in Boston because of a need I had myself at school and then at work. I've always been interested in industry university partnership. Universities have fantastic resources that industry can leverage.
Who does this idea benefit, who are the main players and what's in it for them?
This benefits enterprises (corporations and non profits) students (Undergrads, Grads, PhDs, MBAs) and recent alums.
How is your idea specifically increasing access to employment opportunities and pathways for young people?
Because engagements are short and handled remotely, we reduce the cost, hassle and risk. Enterprises are more willing to take a chance on a student and vice-versa.
What early, lightweight experiment can you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?
SenseiHub.com is live and we have paying clients. We're far from the finish line though and are working hard to make more projects happen more frequently. Whether you're a registered non profit or for profit, hundreds of students are keen to get started. Do get in touch at adi [at] senseihub [dot] com.
What skills, input or guidance are you keen to receive from the OpenIDEO community to help you build out or refine your idea further?
I'd love to receive all ideas, input, guidance. The more honest the feedback, the better! Some specifics:
1) There are gaping holes in the marketing department: Press, Social and SEO
2) Much improvement can be made to the website: Pop-up help wizard for 1st time users, UX, A/B testing, back end automation, etc.
How do you envision your idea being implemented?
Keen to prototype it, find partners and pursue implementation