Company Name: Gooby
Project Title: Digital Pulse
Gooby is an online marketplace connecting freelancers with customers worldwide on a per-project basis. Freelancers get the opportunity to cash in from their hard work, while businesses and individuals can easily find skilled freelancers. The platform accommodates both online and on-site freelancing. Gooby Co-founders worked hand-in-hand to take Gooby to a higher level of being able to compete internationally. COVID-19 pandemic drives an influx of young, highly-skilled, first-time freelancers seeking alternate career opportunities; most freelance platforms offer access to gig workers from around the world with a wide variety of skills. Covid-19 is speeding toward these digital platforms, begin working remotely. According to Upwork’s report, a significant number of freelancers contributed almost $1.2 trillion to the U.S. economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Another study revealed that 59 million of the U.S. workforce participated in the gig economy in the past 12 months, representing 36% of the U.S. labor force, increased by 2 million freelancers since 2019. After meticulously studying the market in its early stages, we found an opportunity to be at the top of the race. It spurred us to enter the enormous demand and compete globally in the freelance industry – specifically, on-site freelance services.