Hireup harnesses the power of technology to revolutionise the way Australians with disability find, hire and manage their own support workers. It does this by building a network of support workers and people with disability looking for support. People are able to search, message and book each other through the platform. For people with disability and their families, Hireup allows users to manage their own relationships with support workers with Hireup taking care of the necessary tax and super payments, insurance, payroll and workplace health and safety requirements.
Hireup ran a minimum viable product in late 2014 and early 2015. After proving the need and applicability of the model, Hireup then raised $2.5 million via an impact investment in late 2015. As a two-sided marketplace, the funds raised are helping Hireup to scale quickly and in lockstep with the national rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).