The Dallas-based mobile app startup gives teens ages 14 to 19 ways to make extra cash through part-time jobs in their neighborhood.
Dallas-based startup Skratch has expanded its gig-finding app for teens to four new ZIP codes in the Plano and University Park areas.
Teens in 75075, 75023, 75225, and 75205 ZIP codes can now find ways to make money close to home while adults also benefit by uploading a task they need to be completed on the app.
“We chose markets that are contiguous to where we were so we already had supply because there are people already on the platform using it,” co-founder Scott Bennett said.
Skratch gives teens ages 14 to 19 ways to make extra cash through part-time jobs. It’s also providing opportunities to teens who live in below median households through a pilot program with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County.
“This is a chance for us to deliver to a broader audience and we’re excited about it,” Bennett said. “The teens really like having an opportunity to earn and we’re really pleased with the results from the program.”
With the $25,000 top prize it received last month at the bigBANG! Fast Pitch Competition, Skratch will further develop its platform as well as expand its market education, advertising, and social impact.
“One of the things we don’t have is an Android solution yet,” Bennett said. “We are going to accelerate the development of our Android solution so we can reach Android users.”
While Skratch is giving, its consumers also are giving. Bennett said it has been receiving valuable feedback.
“We’re finding that a lot of people as they discover the platform are always weighing in on things that they think can be made better and we’re talking to our user a lot,” he said. “One of the things we continue to do is focus groups. We always want feedback.”