Need help with housework, an extra pair of hands during a move or some one-off development for your small business? University of Delaware sophomores Sean Gupta and Shahroze Ali have the answer — an online platform they created called Backyard Gig.
Gupta, a computer science major, explained that the idea for Backyard Gig came to him last fall. During his first semester at UD, he took an entrepreneurship class in which the professor encouraged students to keep a notebook handy and write down social problems they observed around them.
“Students needed a way to make money that fits in seamlessly with their school schedules,” Gupta said. “Residents – they’re always looking for someone to do work for them.”
He tossed the idea around in his head for a while before bringing on Ali, an earth sciences major and friend from high school, in January. The pair entered a number of