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We are young entrepreneurs from Amsterdam and Rotterdam and last month, for a lot of us, our world changed.
The upcoming months are nothing like we ever experienced before. Strange is the new normal. Things we took for granted are no longer possible for now. And for a lot of us, all fundamentals which gave us support are disconnected.
In every economic downfall, freelancers and entrepreneurs get hit first. We never complain about that, because most of us know what we signed up for. When shit hits the fan, we pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps
Except now, a lot of us lost their bootstraps. There is an abundance of stories about freelancers and entrepreneurs that lost tens of thousands of euros of income over the course of a week. Their income for the next quarter or the next two quarters just evaporated and otherwise healthy entrepreneurs now apply for welfare. This happened entirely outside the scope of their control
If someone told us a similar story six months ago, we would’ve been baffled and shocked in disbelief. But we don’t anymore because we hear this story over and over again and therefore we shrug. This is what scares us. It’s the new normal now.
We wouldn’t be us if we didn’t try and do something about it. We are a community of almost four hundred young entrepreneurs and small companies. Our community has vigour. Currently, we are knitting our bootstraps to pull ourselves back up. This is an easy access platform so the outside world can see what we have to offer in the blink of an eye. Our skills didn’t leave us, just our assignments. We sell coupons for our services, with a discount, to use at any time in the future. It is the support-your-locals-movement for entrepreneurs.
Collabnow is a platform for entrepreneurs who are part of the StartDock community. On each of the
company pages you find the deals that you can buy at this moment. If you don’t need a specific
service now, but you do in the future, you can buy them here. This way you support your local
entrepreneur by generating a cashflow for them, but you also support yourself by buying with a
After purchase you will receive a pdf with the coupon via email. There is a unique code on it. You
can show it when you redeem the coupon.
Between the moment of purchase and 365 days later.
At this moment the company or entrepreneur where you purchase the service sends you an
invoice. We are now busy automating this process.
For now, the platform is only for our StartDock community, but we don't know exactly how it will
develop. If you are interested in being on our platform, please send us an email at