Co-Founder needed for disruptive start-up

at Thezpian in Edinburgh

(₤200 - ₤400 per month)

We are looking for an ambitious and skilled entrepreneur with a proven track record to join our online Start-up as Co-founder.

Thezpian is an online network for creatives that enables artists to easily connect with each other, find work and raise money through our unique crowdfunding platform. Thezpian has been created to put creatives back in control of their careers, allowing artists to bypass managers/agents/record lables in order to find regular work and make a sustainable income by themselves. Thezpian's ambition is to disrupt the creative Industries as we currently know it in the UK, by making the industry more accessible, beneficial and sustainable for new and experienced artists alike.

The creative industries in the UK is valued at £84.1 Billion, which equates to around £10 million an hour. The fastest growing industry in the UK with an estimated workforce of 2.9 million (more than those employed by the NHS), this number does not include anyone working part time or for free, which is estimated to be triple this amount. Despite these figures and the UK remaining a global leader in the creative industries, some alarming statistics remain, such as;

-> Over 50% of actors live below the national poverty line (they are also spending an average of £500/year on industry costs)
-> The UK government contributes only 0.1% of GDP to the creative industries (despite the fact the creative industries contributes 0.4% on average to the GDP)
-> Massive cuts to arts budgets and local funding bodies since 2008
-> Most performers are still expected to work for free
-> Severe lack of performers/artists from underprivileged backgrounds in the industry (due to high industry costs & available opportunities)
-> PPL points out nearly all musicians make less than £16,000 a year, figures reveal most sit below the official poverty line.

Thezpian will strive in the creative sector by tackling all the current above problems that exist, while making the creative industries an easier and more attractive community of which to belong.

With some established artists and performers already on board, along with a recent investment providing significant seed funding, now is the right time to join our early stage start-up and help us grow Thezpian into something special.

We are looking for a co-founder who has experience of launching an online business, who is passionate about making a change in a well established industry and who can contribute to all aspects of the business. Ideally we would like someone who has experience in web development/coding.

We are a small but passionate team all determined to disrupt the creative industries for the better.

A salary can be negotiated but ideally we are looking for someone who is passionate about our website and who I happy to take some shares along with occasional free beer and pizza..

Apologies for the vagueness of this advertisement, for obvious reasons we are not able to post more defined details of how our website operates - but we will happily discuss this over a coffee.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Published at 29 Dec 2016
Expires on 01 Mar 2017
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