What is Topwork?
Topwork is a virtual marketplace that connects skilled freelancers and budding entrepreneurs.
We provide a safe and reliable platform for budding entrepreneurs and small business owners to hire top freelancers for their digital needs.
On Topwork, you’ll be able to buy and sell the following services:
- Graphic Design
- Website Design
Topwork is a community-driven platform. You’ll be able to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and freelancers.
What makes us different?
- Every service on Topwork is quality-vetted
- The platform will be UK-market exclusive at launch
- We charge lowest-in-class seller fees, leading to unbeatable value for our customers
- Students can freelance on Topwork with a 50% student seller fee discount
How did we start?
I (Karl Swanepoel) started Topwork as a side project alongside my degree in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at Aberystwyth University.
I’ve been a self-taught freelancer and entrepreneur myself for the past 7 years. With this experience, I knew both entrepreneurs and freelancers needed better support. I created Topwork to solve the problems I personally experienced on freelance platforms both as a buyer and seller.
I soon realised that funding would be required to take this idea further…
The InvEnterPrize Competition
Aberystwyth University hosts a fantastic student enterprise competition called InvEnterPrize.
In this competition, students compete for a seed grant to kick-start their business.
The team behind Topwork
A small team was then assembled, which includes Skye Brady (tech-whizz), Kinga Mijal (marketing mastermind), and Mat Braddy (former global CMO of Just Eat).
When will we launch?
Topwork Beta is launching at the start of July, with applications opening now!
Here, we will give away part of the funds raised to entrepreneurs in the form of Topwork credit to hire skilled freelancers to elevate their businesses.