How it was…
Step 1: Attend College
Step 2: Secure a great job
Step 3: Career Growth
& Prosperity
The Problem Today
“Old models for higher education and employment no
longer work in today’s job market and innovation
econ...
Akimbo’s Solution
RESUME
The Akimbo brand is making a strong stance on how
an individual’s worth, talent, and potential sh...
Building Community…
…Among young entrepreneurs and job seekers.
We are in this together.
Uniting young job seekers and ent...
Curating Relevant Opportunities
Akimbo looks to connect our members with the jobs, internships,
fellowships, volunteer eve...
Authenticity & Human-Centered Design
Akimbo was created by young entrepreneurs who deeply understand the
issue from an aut...
Member Growth & Development
Akimbo is looking to partner with content and opportunity providers to
help our users continuo...
Akimbo Custom Networks
Akimbo is a platform technology for creating custom digital communities for
nonprofits, social ente...
Akimbo will transform antiquated hiring
practices and counteract the one-size-fits-
all mold that currently exists in mark...
Presenting Akimbo, Adrienne Rochetti
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Presenting Akimbo, Adrienne Rochetti

Presented at SIX event: Social Innovation in the Marketplace: Getting our Young People back into Jobs
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: Technology      Business      
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Transcripts - Presenting Akimbo, Adrienne Rochetti

  • 1. How it was… Step 1: Attend College Step 2: Secure a great job Step 3: Career Growth & Prosperity
  • 2. The Problem Today “Old models for higher education and employment no longer work in today’s job market and innovation economy.” -Michael Alon, Entrepreneur & Akimbo Co-Founder • Rising costs to higher education & student loans • Jobs deficit & increasing competiveness in the job market • Antiquated systems for hiring and evaluating talent • Mistreatment of young employees by market systems/corporations • Accepted negative cultural dialogue around the potential of Millenials
  • 3. Akimbo’s Solution RESUME The Akimbo brand is making a strong stance on how an individual’s worth, talent, and potential should be viewed. AKIMBO
  • 4. Building Community… …Among young entrepreneurs and job seekers. We are in this together. Uniting young job seekers and entrepreneurs  Online social connectivity around ideas and shared interests  Building a network of genuine supporters  Offline meet-ups  Custom content to tell “real” stories of both struggle and inspiration; giving our users a VOICE
  • 5. Curating Relevant Opportunities Akimbo looks to connect our members with the jobs, internships, fellowships, volunteer events, project funding, and other opportunities to help them fulfill their dreams.  Partnering with forward thinking companies  Allowing all members to post and share job listings  Finding and sharing relevant and meaningful opportunities  Leveraging our own networks to aggregate more “exclusive” opportunities (opportunities that are posted mainly to the Akimbo community)
  • 6. Authenticity & Human-Centered Design Akimbo was created by young entrepreneurs who deeply understand the issue from an authentic perspective.  Communication channels and feedback loops in place to allow for user input • Connecting directly with Akimbo staff and leaders on AkimboConnect.com • Offline community events – focus groups, brainstorms, networking events • Targeted content on social media pages and email  Engaging other key stakeholders in the process
  • 7. Member Growth & Development Akimbo is looking to partner with content and opportunity providers to help our users continuously enhance their knowledge and skills foundation.  Soft and hard skills acquisition (e.g. learn Photoshop or business plan writing 101)  Talks from the individuals and companies our users admire on relevant topics  Virtual internships/ portfolio building projects from our company partners  Funding competitions and other $$$ awards to help with the job-seeking process, freelance needs, and start-up ideas
  • 8. Akimbo Custom Networks Akimbo is a platform technology for creating custom digital communities for nonprofits, social enterprises, and colleges/universities.  Niche digital networks for organizations working on professional development and resource access for underserved groups  Customized digital tools help individuals overcome the barriers specific to their situation • Highlight special skills • Legitimize experiences • Enhance professional brand • Market their products • and services (for entrepreneurs)
  • 9. Akimbo will transform antiquated hiring practices and counteract the one-size-fits- all mold that currently exists in market systems around the world.

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