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Episode Info

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:




Maya’s Photography




Elliott Erwitt




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