Nudge provides a platform to connect agile companies with a flexible workforce. Nudge will become the go-to place for the contracting community, a place to sell their services in a secure and trusted environment without the need for recruitment consultants. It will also be a trusted environment for companies to come to when they have a resourcing requirement for a project which they need to fill efficiently, to the highest standard, at a real market price and in line with current IR-35 legislation.

Nudge will support the flexible workforce by helping them connect with the right business at the right time to suit their needs. We facilitate the matching up, transactions and management of work contracts to make everything a little bit easier.

Our technology is a first for the industry. It allows our customers to stay ahead of their competition and save time and money by allowing Nudge to do the groundwork digitally. Market engagement found that introducing a competitive element to co...
Nudge provides a platform to connect agile companies with a flexible workforce. Nudge will become the go-to place for the contracting community, a place to sell their services in a secure and trusted environment without the need for recruitment consultants. It will also be a trusted environment for companies to come to when they have a resourcing requirement for a project which they need to fill efficiently, to the highest standard, at a real market price and in line with current IR-35 legislation.

Nudge will support the flexible workforce by helping them connect with the right business at the right time to suit their needs. We facilitate the matching up, transactions and management of work contracts to make everything a little bit easier.

Our technology is a first for the industry. It allows our customers to stay ahead of their competition and save time and money by allowing Nudge to do the groundwork digitally. Market engagement found that introducing a competitive element to contract work led to a saving of between 15-20% and we believe we can achieve more by also automating the process.

At a high-level a company uploads its contracts, contractors upload their profiles and in the middle Nudge does the work using AI technology to match the ideal candidates with the contract. The contractors are then invited to bid on the contract which ensures a fair market rate is achieved. Companies can then interview the candidates using one-way video technology before selecting the ideal candidate. A smart contract will then be generated minimising paperwork. Work is then executed either on location or remotely and payments are made through Nudge digital wallets. On completion of the project, each party then scores each other which will then be recorded and used for future sales & marketing.

This removes pain from the process but in order to be sustainable Nudge needs to create a community spirit where users are rewarded for supporting industry brothers and sisters through the ‘Nudge a Buddy’ forum where those with questions can tap into industry experience. Using data analytics Nudge will also provide retraining services so individuals can move from cold to hot jobs, and in the process alleviate some of the pressures the industry is likely to face due to skills shortages. This is key to creating a community spirit as there is nothing more rewarding than giving individuals an opportunity to learn more and pursue their work dream, Nudge will be this place!
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Investors

TechX Pioneers Aberdeen 2020
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TechX Pioneers Aberdeen 2020 Accelerating Technology in Oil & Energy

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Shaun Kennedy
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Recommendations

Steven Owens Co-Founder at Huli Routes

I met Darren through a University programme and was impressed with his drive, insight and friendliness. All the key skills that I think are required to run a successful startup company. Given the technology used in Nudge I thought he would be a good fit for a high-growth support programme aimed at startup companies using space technology. I was not wrong. Throughout this programme he took advantage of all the support on offer to improve his business and was was more than happy to contribute to make the programme better for other startup companies. I am very happy to recommend Darren both from a professional and personal perspective.

Colin Yule

have known Darren a number of years and over time I have become a Mentor to him and always enjoy our discussions. I feel he has a lot to offer the program and the industry and I am happy to provide a recommendation. My background is in the service industry and I have achieved a relative amount of success. This success has allowed me to invest in start-up companies and I am currently involved in a company this is on a journey similar to which Darren wishes to take. This gives me the opportunity to provide guidance on what to think about and pitfalls to avoid. That said, our discussions are in no way one way and I always learn something new from Darren and his ideas. I think the idea has great potential and Darren has the ability and personality to take it forward. It is often said that it's the person that you invest in and I believe that Darren is worth a chance. If you need anything further please don't hesitate to contact me directly on this e-mail address. Regards CY

James Parenteau Co Founder at Fomo App

Darren was one of the key advisors at my startup company ViperQ. His guidance helped nearly double out MoM user acquisition and build a profitable business model. Darren also played a critical role in us securing funding. Without Darren's advice, we would have wasted much more time and capital trying to learn the lessons that he taught us. I strongly recommend Darren, both personally, and in business. He's honest, straight forward, a pleasure to work with, and incredibly sharp. Feel free to reach me via email or F6S. I am more than willing to answer any questions.

Parker Van Hart Director of the Masters in Entrepreneurship Programs at University of Florida

I was Darren Nicol's academic advisor during his time at University of Florida, Master of Science in Entrepreneurship program. Darren led his class academically, professionally, and socially. Because of his experience and personality, he quickly became the leader of his cohort. He acted as counselor, tutor, and friend for his peers. Besides being highly intelligent, creative, passionate, and personable, Darren has a tremendous work ethic. During his time here he over-achieved in every task given, volunteered for every event possible, and always did so with a smile. I cannot offer a higher recommendation.

Parker.VanHart@warrington.ufl.edu