Online tool for young people      Rate yourself.Ask what your mates think.        Get a job!
The Challenge
The ChallengeAlmost 1million young people out of education,employment or training (NEETs) in UK.(Source: Department for Ed...
The Solution                     Technology lets you do it!                                                        Directs...
The Solution
Business Model      Careers guidance is a priority,      it should engage, inspire and          increase social mobility  ...
Business ModelMarket: LA Careers Information Advice and Guidance (IAG)services within 3,225 Secondary schools in England (...
What we’ve done:•   Prototype Facebook app•   £3k UnLtd seed funding•   £35k NESTA pilot funding•   Developed prototype wi...
The Project Team                            Bruno & Vincenzo,                                         Dave Fletcher,      ...
Now we need...•   Access to opportunities database•   Careers & guidance information content•   Team member to sell into s...
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FLiP is an online tool for young people that directs them to employment and training opportunities via their social network.

The project has been initiated during the Jailbrake weekend by Common Ground in collaboration of designer Itamar Ferrer and the support of White October web development agency.

The project is supported by UnLtd, NESTA, Camden Apprenticeship scheme, Surrey County Council and 4meVentures

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FLiP - Bethnal Green Ventures pitch 13.12.10

  1. 1. Online tool for young people Rate yourself.Ask what your mates think. Get a job!
  2. 2. The Challenge
  3. 3. The ChallengeAlmost 1million young people out of education,employment or training (NEETs) in UK.(Source: Department for Education 2010)Cost: £97,000 per NEET over the course of a lifetime -£3.65 billion per year(Source: National Youth Agency)Gap in the service: 4 out of 5 young people find advicefrom organisations unhelpful, seeking alternative advicefrom people they know.(Source: National Youth Agency)
  4. 4. The Solution Technology lets you do it! Directs you to opportunities “FLiP” the social graph to tell you Using young people’s what you’re good at existing social networks“Your mates rate you, help you build a CV and find the right job.”
  5. 5. The Solution
  6. 6. Business Model Careers guidance is a priority, it should engage, inspire and increase social mobility John Hayes, Minister for SkillsProposal for a Single All Age Careers Service for England with a new Taskforce to lead national restructuring for Sept 2011
  7. 7. Business ModelMarket: LA Careers Information Advice and Guidance (IAG)services within 3,225 Secondary schools in England (2009)Why they would pay: Reduced Connexions service, lowerbudgets means less staff and more reliance on software.Estimated Revenues:Aim of 1% of future contracts = £60,000 in one area.Based on Thames Valley Connexions £12m income 08/09. Future budgetpotentially cut by half.Comparable service: KUDOS from CASCAiD, careersguidance software for schools and colleges. 80% ofsecondary schools use KUDOS.
  8. 8. What we’ve done:• Prototype Facebook app• £3k UnLtd seed funding• £35k NESTA pilot funding• Developed prototype with young people• Insight interviews with young peopleWhat’s next:• Engagement with Employers Network• Further engagement with young people• Completion of stand-alone FLiP App• Pilot Launch - March 2011
  9. 9. The Project Team Bruno & Vincenzo, Dave Fletcher, User-centred design Technical lead & ResearchCo-founders and directors of Common Ground, Director White October, 10 man web developmentSocially responsive product and service design agency in Oxford Itamar Ferrer Scott Colfer Communications design Industry expert Applied Imagination 10+ years design experience. 5 years experience at the TDA and BECTA. Co-founder & director design agency (2000-06) Currently running the YoungDads.TV project FLiP is supported by:
  10. 10. Now we need...• Access to opportunities database• Careers & guidance information content• Team member to sell into schools & colleges• Contacts in new government Careers Profession Taskforce• Investment post-March 2011

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