These Innovative Startups Are Re-Inventing Outsourcing


Posted by Daniel Thompson on The Founder Institute

As entrepreneurs, we are often conflicted with the idea of hiring in-talent or outsourcing roles to other entities. Both options have their strenghts and weaknesses, but with innovative startups launching everyday, new companies are providing cheaper and more efficient alternatives to the hiring process.

Need to find a great personal assistant to help you manage your tasks and schedule, or need to find a developer to build mobile applications for your startup? These Founder Institute-Graduate companies offer great solutions to finding a variety of talent individuals anywhere in the world. Here are the top startups re-inventing the hiring process and making our business lives more manageable.


1. Zirtual: connects busy people with quality, long-term virtual assistants.

Zirtual provides administrative, research, and travel support for busy clients. Zirtual Assistants (ZA) will coordinate your schedule, conduct preliminary market research and/or manage your travel plans. All ZAs go through a rigorous, multi-step vetting process that tests everything from their communication and tech skills to their creativity and resourcefulness. Thousands apply, but only the best of the best get to call themselves ZAs.

ZirtualInterested in hiring a virtual assistant, visit their official website for more details.


2. ContractIQ: marketplace for world class engineering studios that build mobile products for startups and enterprises.

ContractIQ builds your ultimate app development team to construct the best mobile application for your company. Their process for building a great team includes a call from them within 24 business hours regarding your specific requirements. An introduction to 2-3 teams that meets your expectations and a review from them. Lastely, users can use a review radar to evaluate & select best quotes from the teams.

ContractIQInterested in building a mobile application for your business, visit their official website for more details.


3. InterConnecta: provides a way to calculate costs, plan, & contract freelance sales and marketing professionals to manage business development campaigns in real time.

InterConnecta integrates CRM, marketing automation, and inside sales callers to your team. The company provides the platforms, plans, people, and the project management skills to boost your sales and help you see more profit at the end of the day.

InterConnectaInterested in growing your business campaign, visit their official website for more details.


4. Mentors Guild: is a marketplace for consulting services.

Mentors Guild offers instant access to proven experts anywhere in the country, to help clients overcome challenges and tap new opportunities. The company gives instant access through their Search or Ask an expert option, which connects you to relevant experts. Each expert is validated and endorsed by the company in their given expertise.



If you’re a solo founder in need of a partner in crime, our upcoming webinar “How to Find the Perfect Startup Co-Founder” will bestow insights on how to find a business partner who compliments your talents and shares a similar vision.


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