The rate of small business failure is over 80% in the first year and over 50% of people with a job would rather do something else. Imagine if they could find way to help each other! A few hours a week of additional skills offered by enthusiastic contributors can save a business and revive passion about ideas and opportunities. What about the unemployed, students, disabled, and retirees that have so much to offer but are often discriminated against and excluded from the job market?
On ekwity, what really matter are motivation and flexibility. If you have an idea and really want to turn it into a successful proposition, you will be a lot more open to include people from all walks of life if they share your terms and availability, and vice-versa.
ekwity is not a social network or a job board; it's an ecosystem with no bias for employers, because we all need each other. On ekwity, we work "with" each other, not "for" each other.
It's about quality not quantity. We understand that not everybody wants to be part of the successes of tomorrow, but if they change their minds then they know where to find us.
During the beta period, you have full access to all the functionalities for free.
But we all know that nothing is really free, especially on the internet. At ekwity we don't want to sell your data or bring outside advertising.
So we have decided that, beginning in January, 2013, we will start a program that is the closest to free and as fair we could find - it will still allow us to keep developing the tool and enhancements that you will need and value.
We will have a freemium contribution: you can create a limited personal profile for free, but to get all the bells and whistles, we will ask for small monthly fee.
Projects, for that small monthly fee, you will be able to post as many needs as you want to. That beats the $70-$250 a job post for 2 weeks on other websites, doesn't it?
On top of that, you will be able to buy add-ons, such as promoting your project on the site, the newsletter, or the home page.
No distractions, no gimmicks! What happens in ekwity stays in ekwity!
We welcome all feedback and suggestions. Feel free to send us an email to email@example.com.