I can call myself as the program manager for non-profit initiative. My connections suggested me that I can call it as a startup since all the components of a startup are involved starting from hiring to estimating and from arranging logistics to setting up the system and trust and from nurturing your product and services to finally delivering the end product which is sharp full-fledged successful professional. However, since this was not for earning and I did not go to any investor or I did not have any corporate structure, I do not call it as a startup. I just call it an initiative!
I posted ads and conducted Interviews to select few needy and passionate candidates who were financially challenged and misguided in their career. Operated a housing service where all those candidates can live and learn together and grow together in their career. Guided the residents at each checkpoints of their upliftment and used my network to familiarize them with corporate culture and helped them in gaining the skills and finding a respectful job. Half of the current hiring mostly happens based on referrals and other half from Facebook targeted Ads.