#Besomebody – Experience Marketplace

#Besomebody is a marketplace for experiences. You browse the app to find unique activities in your area that you’ve always wanted to try or are interested in learning more about from an expert. There’s a wide variety of experiences to choose from including things like swimming, sports, snowboarding, cooking, entrepreneurship, art, fashion, writing, yoga, filmmaking, camping, horseback riding, indoor skydiving, and hundreds more. To use the service you complete a profile detailing your interests and the #Besomebody app will curate experiences specifically for you. You’ll find activities and opportunities in your area that you never knew existed. If you love to learn new things, #Besomebody is a great way to stop talking about what you’ll do someday, and actually get up and do it.

You can also use the app to create your own experiences that others will sign up for. It’s a fun way to share your passions, talents and hobbies with your community and make money doing what you love. As an experience host, you decide what you want to teach, how you want to teach it, and what you want to charge people. #BeSomebody handles the payments on your behalf and you get 100% of the money, they don’t take a cut. The app environment provides a built-in targeted audience for your activity, and a step by step guide to set up your experience and push it out to the community. You select your availability, so you can be a host during your free time, which is great for people whose schedules are always changing.

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#Besomebody began in 2009 as a personal philosophy of founder Kash Shaikh. He started the #Besomebody blog in 2011 as platform to share his experiences traveling the world on business trips for Procter & Gamble and GoPro. As the blog gained popularity, people started to share their own passions, stories and talents. A community soon formed around the #Besomebody concept and today includes more than 5 million people in 180 countries. As the company grew Kash learned that people are all united by their drive to live their passions and follow their dreams.

Kash and his team have taken the business model even farther with a new, ambitious vision for professional education. Besomebody Paths, launching in 2017, will offer expert led practical and vocational training for employment. They want to build a platform that will replace the current options for learning like colleges, rather than be used in conjunction with traditional institutions. They believe that real learning happens during on the job training rather than in the classroom, and a college education doesn’t always actually prepare a student for real world work skills and challenges. You select a Path in an industry that interest you, like culinary arts or health services, and complete a series of hands-on experiences that teach the skills needed by employers in the field. Besomebody Paths will guarantee that you’ll find a job when your training is finished or you’ll get a full refund.

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