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Description: A new startup is connecting students with homeowners to help the former earn supplemental income to mitigate rising tuition costs.

Source: Fast Company

Date: April 8, 2016

Based out of Calgary, Varsityhire gives homeowners an affordable option to handle tasks around the house.

In essence, it’s a “platform for people to help each other,” says co-founder Paul McCarron.

“Homeowners are often challenged to find cost effective service providers for regular tasks, and students are challenged to find jobs while focusing on their studies,” he explains. “Varsityhire provides a win-win solution”

So far, more than 200 students have registered to seek job opportunities through the platform.

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Questions for discussion:

1. Besides a lack of user activity, what are some ways that VarsityHire could fail?

2. Would you consider using a service like this?

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