Media resident Zave Smith has been a photographer for more than three decades.
Now he’s created a startup, xBound.us, writes Molly Green for philly.metro.us.
The free dual-sided platform is a response to three things:
- People laid off at 50 and above have a hard time getting their careers back on track.
- 10,000 people a day are retiring and there aren’t enough millennials to replace them.
- People are retiring from a workforce they can no longer be in.
“There are people with tremendous skills and business knowledge and wisdom… and they just couldn’t physically work the 50 hours a week that they’ve been doing for years and years,” Zave Smith explains. “But if they could find a part-time gig or a project-based gig that was 10-20 hours a week where they work for some company and then take a little time off… they would love that.”
xBound.us helps companies and organizations benefit from the expertise and wisdom of late-career and semi-retired talent.
“People seemed so generally excited about the idea when I talked about it, that’s what made me go ahead and do it,” says Smith.
xBound recently won the Science Center’s new OnRamp: Stimulate Your Start-Up pitch competition.
Read more at philly.metro.us about this new startup.