Idea Overview:
Collegey helps young people validate their career and higher education decisions by doing mentor-led, profession-first projects . By doing Collegey projects that work as micro-work experiences, students become more informed and save time and money to pursue what they are likely to succeed in. At the B2B level, Collegey helps colleges and universities recruit students who are their best-fit students.
Who might use it/where it might be used?:
Collegey is used by high school and UG-level college students who are making key career and higher education decisions. It is also used by colleges and universities to recruit the best-fit students and organizations that are interested in connecting with young people in project-based outcome settings.
The Market (B2B, B2C or Both):
Sector the idea belongs to:
Is there a similar idea to be found?:
In a limited way, career service offices offer what Collegey does. There are also organizations that offer internships that might compete with Collegey's project-based approach. However, Collegey focus on validation is what sets it apart.
Why you think there is a demand for your idea?:
Around 60% of students at community colleges drop out after their first year of college. More than 90% of college students struggle to decide their majors and change them at least once before graduating. The student debt in the US alone is over 1.6 trillion dollars. The skill deficit is increasing among students as they enter the workforce. These issues demand a system like Collegey, which enables them to validate their career and higher education decisions for success without losing time and money through trial and error.
Who would be the ideal customers?:
Our customers are high school students (grades 9 through 12) and undergraduate students. On the B2B side, our customers are colleges and universities that are interested in recruiting their best-fit students.
What ideas do you have to reach these customers?:
We work with high school counselors and colleges for student outreach. We also use social media, email marketing, and events, both online and offline, to build and nurture student networks.
How far have you developed this idea?:
We launched our beta in 2022 and are in the revenue stage with paying clients.
What – if any – feedback have you had for this idea so far?:
We have received feedback from students and counselors about bringing in enterprise mentors. We have also received feedback on multimedia content as student responses, and we are actively working on both of these excellent pieces of feedback.
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