Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
While at university, Jay recognised that there was limited skilled social media advice tailored specifically to the needs of smaller, resource restrained not-for-profits. Believing that such organisations make the world a better place and wanting to help them make the most of social media, he founded The Yoke Project (www.theyokeproject.com). Between January 2011 and May 2013, The Yoke Project helped more than 30 organisations from around the world incorporate social technologies into their external communication efforts. For FREE. Most notably, by creating and maintaining a Twitter account on their behalf. Jay lead a team of 6 passionate, creative and hardworking individuals who gave their time and expertise to help not-for-profits take advantage of the significant and numerous benefits of social media.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
Promise or Pay has an experienced and passionate advisory board who advocate for Promise or Pay; support Jay’s efforts, and act as a mentor to him; review and make recommendations on the strategic direction of Promise or Pay; and work to establish goals, monitor progress, and give support to Promise or Pay as it grows and develops. Jay completed a number of social enterprise programs, including Impact Academy, the School of Social Entrepreneurs’ Change Makers and Accelerator programs; INCUBATE Accelerator Program; and Young Social Pioneers. Through such programs, Jay has built an effective network of people who help him with ideas, support, business referrals and growth. These include designers, developers, serial entrepreneurs, and tech commercialisation gurus. Promise or Pay has also been recognised by a number of competitions, including awards from Deloitte and Optus, and is currently working in collaboration with these companies. Jay has personally received a 2015 Innovation Fellowship and funding from the Myer Foundation to further develop Promise or Pay.