Freelancer jobs platform Fiverr has formed a partnership with England and Arsenal star Bukayo Saka to launch an incubator programme called Ideatorr. Could you become involved?
Ideatorr will provide young UK entrepreneurs with skills and networks to take their businesses to the next level with mentoring support from social impact organisation Youth Beyond Borders (YBB).
Inspired by professional footballer Bukayo Saka’s commitment to supporting his community, the programme will target young entrepreneurs driving community impact, helping them bring their business dreams to life.
“Bukayo has long been an inspiration, not just as a world-class athlete but as a luminary in giving a voice to those who need it,” says Bukki Adedapo, UK Country Manager, Fiverr.
Applicants will likely be calling on fellow freelancers to help grow their business ideas with specialist skills through the Fiverr job platform.
However, The Freelance Informer would encourage experienced freelancers to reach out to the programme to volunteer their expertise and guidance, especially if they have always wanted to take part in developing a community-impact business.
The world is full of incredibly talented young people from so many different backgrounds. Through this programme, we want to help give these socially minded people a chance to thrive. So often we hear incredible business ideas from people but they just don’t know how to get started. With Ideatorr, we want to change that.Jasper Kain, CEO, Youth Beyond Borders
Why has Fiverr teamed up with Saka?
Bukayo Saka is an amazing story of a young footballer who has achieved great things at a young age. He was born in London to Nigerian parents and started playing football at a young age. He joined Arsenal’s youth academy at the age of seven and quickly progressed through the ranks. He made his first-team debut in 2019 and has since become a regular starter for the Gunners.
Saka is a versatile player who can play on the right wing, as a left winger, or as a left-back. He is known for his dribbling skills, his passing ability, and his creativity. He has also been praised for his work ethic and his attitude.
People have so many great ideas every day and they often don’t know what the next steps are to bring that idea to life.Bukayo Saka
In 2020, Saka helped Arsenal win the FA Cup. He was also named the PFA Young Player of the Year. In the same year, he made his senior debut for England and has since become a regular international.
Saka is an inspiration to young footballers everywhere. He is proof that hard work and dedication can pay off. He is also a role model for young people from ethnic minorities. He shows that they can achieve anything they set their minds to.
Saka is still only 21 years old, so he has many years of football ahead of him. He is already one of the best young players in the world, and he has the potential to become one of the best players in the world full stop. He is an amazing story, and he is sure to inspire many more young people in the years to come.
“People have so many great ideas every day and they often don’t know what the next steps are to bring that idea to life,” says Saka.
Saka says the mentor programme will help bring those ideas to life. “It’s important that the next generation is given a platform and that’s what is special about Fiverr. Not only do they see the talent before the background of the person, but they have the passion and expertise to really help the younger generation from all backgrounds make their dreams and ambitions a reality,” says Saka.
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How to apply to Ideatorr
The 8-week incubator programme will be accepting up to 12 participants from the UK aged between 18 to 25. Instruction will be facilitated by a combination of YBB Facilitators, mentors, and guest speakers. Selected participants will also receive £1,500 worth of Fiverr credits giving them access to some of the world-class freelance talent available on Fiverr. Participating mentors among others include Dr. Mark Prince OBE, Founder and Director of The Kiyan Prince Foundation and startup founder and keynote speaker, Ben Keene.
“The world is full of incredibly talented young people from so many different backgrounds,” says Jasper Kain, CEO, Youth Beyond Borders. “Through this programme, we want to help give these socially minded people a chance to thrive. So often we hear incredible business ideas from people but they just don’t know how to get started. With Ideatorr, we want to change that,” he says.
To learn more about the Ideatorr program, click here.