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Episode Info:

Maya Rafie is founder of Bistara, the first freelance marketplace to hire college students for creative gigs. Maya, a freelance photographer, founded Bistara while attending Emerson College. Bistara encourages students to “be your own boss” in order to build up a portfolio of work prior to graduation. Today, there are over 700 freelancers and over 300 clients on the platform.

 

In the episode, Maya talks about:

 

How they originally started building out the marketplace for Bistara

 

The experience of starting a company in college

 

Why students have a hard time valuing their talents and how they can overcome it

 

Tips for clients and freelancers to be more successful on the platform

 

Links from today’s episode:

 

Bistara

 

Maya’s Photography

 

Trill

 

Elliott Erwitt

 

Lightroom

 

Google Calendar

 

Asana

 

WhatsApp

 

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Get in touch with feedback, ideas, or to say hi: nic {AT} startupbostonpodcast [DOT] com

 

Music by: Broke For Free

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