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. For various reasons, I chose not to continue with Intask when I was abroad. And by the end of my abroad experience, I didn’t want to start it back up either.
But I still wanted to learn more about the relationship between education and 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 exploring the relationship between education and work. Follow along at medium.com/@caffeinatedwes.