Thumbtack is building the world’s largest local services marketplace. We’re an online marketplace that connects people with experienced local professionals to help them accomplish millions of projects each year. More than 150,000 small business professionals actively use Thumbtack each quarter, across nearly 1,000 categories from house remodeling to event planning, music lessons to personal training. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, Thumbtack has raised $150 million from Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global Management, Javelin Investment Partners, and Google Capital.
We’re transforming local services and empowering the small businesses and independent professionals that are the economic engines of our communities. We’re dedicated to their success and to building opportunities for more individuals to become independent professionals and entrepreneurs - as well as to helping consumers hire the best professionals for things they want to accomplish, from home improvement to wellness, events, lessons, and everything in between.
One step we’re taking to further this commitment is offering a $5,000 scholarship to individuals enrolling in or continuing to pursue education opportunities that enable them to:
Whether you’re enrolling in school for the first time, continuing your ongoing education, or stepping back into the classroom for the first time in years, we want to hear your stories.
The scholarship will be awarded to an individual who demonstrates this commitment by chasing their passion to learn a new trade that they can turn into a business, learning fundamental business skills such as marketing and accounting, or deepening their knowledge and capabilities to improve public policy and foster an environment that better serves small business owners and independent professionals.
To apply, please submit an application that includes answers to the following questions:
Please submit your application through the Thumbtack Scholarship Entry Form.
Sunday, January 31, 2016