And I’m not done yet.
Hi, my name is Wes Wagner. I founded Intask during the B-Start pre-accelerator program in Bloomington, Indiana.
During the four-month program, I turned an idea into a minimum viable platform to help businesses grow their talent pipeline and get projects done.
It didn’t start that way. I started Intask from a student’s perspective. I wanted to help other students gain real-world experience, connect with potential future employers, and earn money through project-based work just like I had during my collegiate years.
At 4 months old, Intask had mild success and traction. Despite never generating revenue, Intask had a decent website, scrappy platform, and legitimate traction — almost 20 students and 3 businesses had signed up without significant marketing.
Clearly, there was something there in the relationship between education and work.
When B-Start ended, I was just about to go abroad to Argentina for 5 months. I had to make a choice–to continue operating or not.
I chose not to continue with Intask. Primarily, I wanted to enjoy my semester abroad without thinking about a startup and clients in the United States. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, I wanted to learn more about education and understand the system that shaped the students on Intask’s platform.
After reading about the history and state of education when I was abroad, I realize I didn’t want to restart Intask when I got back.
Rather, I was hungry to learn more about education and its relationship with work: what’s wrong with it, how it’s changing, and how we can improve it.
That said, I’ve dedicated my senior year honors thesis at the Kelley School of Business to explore the relationship between education and work. Follow along and join the conversation at the Intask to Education Medium publication.