The Problem

  • Scarcity of jobs in the fields young people wish to work in and have completed their higher education for
  • The expectation to gain that crucial first job experience through unpaid internships combined with the rising student loan debt
  • Archaic college admissions and company hiring processes that lead to ill-suited methods of assessing talent
  • The new design and innovation economy requires a different set of skills and capacities for job and wealth creation
  • Young people unable to find work in-line with their field of expertise and talent level, or unable to earn sufficient income
  • Outdated design of online job postings resulting in inefficient and defeating job search and application process

Akimbo's Solution

  • Working directly with employers to create new and exciting positions, apprenticeships and paid internships
  • Virtual internships and company projects to grant wider access to meaningful experience-building opportunities
  • The future of hiring and admission processes: a recruiting and talent evaluation portal suited to meet the demands of the new economy
  • Skills and capacity building challenges and assessing to develop innovation capacity in young people
  • Educating young people on new models of work and the possibility of combining part-time employment, freelancing, entrepreneurship, etc
  • Visually engaging and efficient design for posting, viewing, and applying to opportunities online

Learn more about Akimbo initiatives and solutions on our About page

Our Community

The future is there for people who are innovative, ambitious, and open to unusual or unexpected opportunities.

Wesly Bascom - Vermont Goose & Duck Co., founder and winner of the Akimbo Life Advance

When I'm on Akimbo, I'm always looking at the photos, videos, and projects that people are sharing. I think, "Maybe I should communicate with this person. Maybe we can share our ideas, and grow these concepts." The platform shows the endless potential of collaboration.

Paul Smith - Akimbo Connect member, college student, and entrepreneur