The idea behind Sweqlink was born out of one entrepreneur’s struggle to fund his innovative startup. He had a limited network and no experience of the startup ecosystem.
During his journey into entrepreneurship, he came across the same issues new startup ventures faced time and time again – investors wouldn’t invest in your startup without the right team but you don’t have the finance to recruit the right team. What a catch 22.
As his journey unfolded, he recognised an underutilised pool of talent in people who were happy to contribute their skills and spare time in ideas they believed in. What if he could make it worth their while by paying for their efforts with a share in the business to foster commitment from those involved and help build a more dynamic team? They call this ‘sweat equity’ in startup language.
While this concept is nothing new, especially in the realms of startups, Sweqlink is the first matchmaking platform focussed solely on sweat equity partnerships. We match people looking for work-for-equity opportunities and founders wanting to pay in equity. We’re building this platform because no other self-serve solution adequately addresses this opportunity.
Make ideas happen
At the heart of what we’re all about is making ideas happen. We’re setting out to create a platform that eases the formation of meaningful business partnerships, connecting those with ideas and those with the skills to drive them forward under a common purpose. Our vision is defined by the 3 pillars below:
To make entrepreneurship accessible to everyone.
We will ensure our communications avoids complicated language and
seek to educate and demystify
To give business ideas the best fighting chance of success.
We will develop our platform and
reach out to willing and beneficial partners for our community