Dave Calnan

Last Update: 2 May 2018

Country: Ireland

Company:  SourceAcademy

School: University College Cork

After learning how to make websites from experience running a social enterprise, Dave started offering his website-building skills to friends, which resulted in being able to pay his way through a year of college. After successfully positioning himself as a resource to his network, Dave had more requests than he could complete and hired a friend to support the projects. This experience opened his eyes to the idea that students could serve as freelancers for projects with established companies. This is when Source Academy was created, a platform for individuals and businesses to hire vetted student freelancers to complete projects for them. His business provides clients with access to top-quality talent at an affordable price while giving student freelancers the opportunity to gain marketable skills and grow their networks.