INTERNET and mobile software developer Elio Adragna is the latest recipient of a $20,000 grant through the City of Joondalup’s Innovation Fund.
The chief executive and founder of M3B Labs recently signed a funding agreement with the City, with the grant to help develop his mobile app Jugglr for Business.
M3B Labs has been operating in Australia for two years with mobile app Jugglr, which empowers local mums to work on their own terms.
Jugglr has built a talent pool of more than 300 local mums in Joondalup, and more than 2500 in Perth, many of whom offer a wide range of services in the City.
Jugglr for Business will be a web and mobile platform for local businesses that will further unlock Jugglr’s talent pool by connecting mums in Jugglr with local businesses needing their services and experience.
“Being awarded the Innovation Fund grant will enable us to create meaningful, alternative job opportunities to local professional mums through the gig economy,” Mr Adragna said.
“Local businesses will greatly benefit from Jugglr for Business because they will be able to hire local professional mums on mutually-agreed flexible terms, from two to 20 hours per week, without the complexities and constraints of traditional part-time or full-time working arrangements.”
The Innovation Fund offers grants of between $5000 and $20,000 to foster local initiatives that bring and create new business activities into Joondalup.