Sider is a local preprofessional development platform that allows students to gain work experience by helping small businesses through freelance projects!
Small businesses have two never-ending lists: a to-do list and a wishlist. Sider was created to help knock out items on both of those lists that otherwise will get pushed aside due to cost or time requirements. Starting a restaurant, I didn't have the capital to hire the top tier professionals in the area, but I did have connections to the university. Our logos, interior design, and most content work was, and still is, done completely by students. Sider was founded to give both students and small business owners the tools to be successful.
Through Sider, students can make 3D renderings for a new restaurant, help a non-profit with marketing efforts and grant writing, create video/photography content etc. The relationship is a win-win: businesses get quality work for below-market prices and students gain valuable work experience and portfolio work!