When you combine project workers, staffing managers, and Chipotle catering for a Happy Hour event on Cinco de Mayo, one might not expect a ton of progress to be made. Yet on May 5th, the atmosphere was perfect for attendees to experience what the UnLocked team has been developing for the past several months. Genuine social networking, insightful questions, and beneficial feedback characterized the evening as both independent consultants and corporate executives had the chance to develop new relationships. From the first bite of guacamole to last bit of information exchanged, the occasion was the perfect step towards “unlocking” new connections.
Though networking was the major theme for the evening, attendees were also afforded a firsthand demonstration of the UnLocked platform. The UnLocked tool was showcased as the key to solving the difficulties associated with contracting for both managers & consultants. For many, this was their first opportunity to see the various capabilities of the system, and their comments expressed both a sense of intrigue and a level of excitement. Of the remarks shared during the Q&A session, most projected a common theme of originality and a desperate need for a resource of this caliber. As the evening concluded, many individuals who were not already pilot users requested an invitation to experience the platform for themselves.
UnLocked is a D.C. based startup focused on disrupting the contracting space by empowering both enterprises and project workers. This innovative tool provides the ability to manage a network of workers or a portfolio of contract opportunities in a manner never available before. The difficulties associated with finding the “next contract” or the best personnel are eased through a curated matching system, and feedback from early pilot users echoes the level of interest shared during the Q&A session. UnLocked is an outspoken advocate of more streamlined contracting, and believe that their cutting-edge interface can eliminate the email threads, archaic spreadsheets, and voicemails from the process altogether.
Planning for the next month’s happy hour is already underway. Feel free to stay in tune with our efforts by Following, Linking, Liking, and UnLocking! In addition, we have extended access to our pilot program for both project workers & hiring managers due to an increased level of interest. If you’re interested in experiencing the tool for yourself, please contact us at [email protected].