We badly need a repository of all startups (between 0 and 5 years old).
Also, a database of ratings for these startups as well as freelancers.
This will enable startups to collaborate and bootstrap each other. Will also help people like myself find freelancers for various tasks based on their skillsets and work ethics.
An app that all members of the page are required to sign up for. A rough mindmap would look like this:
Freelancers => First Name => Last Name => Skills (any 3)
I see a lot of people looking to hire for various projects. These people can also go to the app and see which freelancers offer what skills and they can directly connect with them. Once they find right person, they will check the freelancers name … something that shows s/he has hired xyz for xyz skill. At the end of the task, s/he can then leave a rating and comment.
This way, I am guessing we will have something that at least shows if service providers actually have the skills they claim. More importantly it will also solve a big problem where workers simply leave in the middle of a task or don’t do quality work.
What do you think? Is it too simplistic? Can it work? How much would it cost to build an FB app like that?