I want to help people make a living doing what they like to do.
The heart of the idea revolves around bringing economic empowerment to skills that otherwise are not perceived as a financially viable option to be pursued as a career. These skills may include dancing, drawing, cooking, singing etc.
What irritates me in my society is that the society, or rather economy, does not reward these different talents equally and hence there is a perverse equation of banking (or any high prestigious jobs) job = success or success = the amount of money rolling in. So if a particular job doesn’t bring in money, don’t bother about it.
In preparation for the attainment of this ‘success’, majority of parents in Singapore will strongly advise their kids to follow the JC-Uni route first before nurturing their passions of drawing, singing, music. The only exception comes when the kid has shown extreme talent in where his passion lies.
But what if a business can bring in economic value to such skills, that one can spend time honing these skills and still bring in big bucks?
Maybe it will then create a change in the perception of such skills on the society. When it happens, the ‘unsafe’ route will be more acceptable and we can all shave off the years of doing what we don’t like while taking the ‘safe’ route. All the time saved could be spent on developing our skills, what we really like to do, what we’re really born to do.
To bring in income, they can teach their skills and to teach it, they need to be able to find students. Learnemy is an online platform that makes it easy for teachers and learners of recreational classes find one another.
Learnemy allows interested learners to post up what they would like to learn, coupled with information such as price and location without disclosing their contact details. Teachers can find these intentions and make an offer to the student to match his/her request. All offers collected will be reflected in a comparison table.
A part-time Rails developer.
My hiring philosophy is to make sure that employees are compensated right. I don’t believe in giving meager wage and no equity on the basis that I’m a startup. That’s the bullshit that I’ve been dealt with and don’t think it’s fair for anyone to go through.
If you believe in Learnemy and truly want to invest in the startup, I’ll consider giving equity with lesser wage.
If you just want to get a job, that’s fine. You’ll get market rate and no equity.
Either way, you’ll be compensated right.
Let’s go for coffee or cheesecake please. :) You can reach me via firstname.lastname@example.org, or holla at @elishatan.