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Frequently Asked Questions

Chances are you've got questions. We have the answers.

What does a Level UP project need to include?

Projects should provide 80 hours of work per student participating. Each project must be completed within 2-8 weeks. For more information on how to create and submit a project for Level UP, you can consult this article.

How many projects can I submit and how many students can I take on?

Currently, there are no limitations to the amount of projects an employer can submit, and the number of students they can take on. Employers are required to provide a minimum of 5 hours of mentorship to each student. That being said, we ask that you are mindful of the amount of students you accept to work on your project.

What if my project requires more than 80 hours of work?

If this is the case, we suggest taking on more than 1 student on the same project. For example, if your project requires 160 hours of work, 2 students would be needed to complete your project. Additionally, you are able to separate 1 project into 2 phases. This will allow you to work with the same student on more than 1 project.

What are the Terms and Conditions for the program and what is the three strike system?

In an effort to create a good Level UP experience for all parties, we have updated our Terms and Conditions, which can be found here. Please take a moment to read through them. We've also created a three strike system. This means that if any Level UP user goes against the Terms and Conditions, they will receive a strike. You will be notified via e-mail when/if you've received a strike. If you receive three strikes, you will be removed from the program and will no longer be able to participate.

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No-Cost Options

Explore New Initiatives and Opportunities

With the support of learners that are eager to apply their knowledge to real-life projects, you are able to experiment and expand your business potential without significant investment.

Access to Stipends and Subsidies

Leverage stipends and subsidies to fund experiences, ensuring your learners get paid at no cost to you.

Riipen’s open marketplace has a variety of options to work with learners including no-cost options such as course-embedded projects.

Make The Most With The Budget You Have

No-cost options make it easy for you to explore new opportunities without a significant investment.

Step 1

Sign up on the Riipen Platform

Step 2

Submit your project to the marketplace

Step 3

Discover and match with learners from across North America

Step 4

Collaborate and produce deliverables

Step 5

Build a sustainable network of talent and support

Collaborate with learners to tackle your projects

Connect directly with eager learners across North America studying in industries such as digital marketing, market research, and business development. Through short-term work opportunities, tackle projects that support your mission and move you towards your organization’s goals.

“This is exactly the platform we were looking for to connect with prospective applied learning clients. The Riipen team were amazing guides as we navigated our first attempt at this. Highly recommend it.”

Patti Zettek
Director, MBA/MSBA Career Management Centre, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia

“If you're looking for resources to grow your business, resources to improve your business - there's no better place to look than Riipen.”

Dorinda Byers
Business Owner, D Byers & Associates

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