Our Story

The problem..

Meet Jenny

Jenny, a lively 65-year-old retiree, found herself in a unique situation. After transitioning to a quiet suburban neighborhood, she realized that the slower pace of life was somewhat deceiving. Her golden years were busy in a different way, filled with family, hobbies, and personal projects. She needed help with the numerous tasks that seemed to pile up. From gardening to home maintenance, her schedule was bursting at the seams.

The challenge Jenny faced wasn't a lack of skills or isolation; it was a shortage of time and the inevitable limitations that come with age. She recognized that certain tasks were beyond her physical capabilities.

A handyman using Kickack to get oddjobs completed
A handyman using Kickack to get oddjobs completed

Meet Austin

Austin, a spirited and industrious young adult, was always on the lookout for opportunities to earn extra income. As he navigated the exciting yet often financially challenging world of adulthood, he realized there were countless odd jobs and tasks he could undertake to make ends meet. From pet-sitting to yard work, he had a diverse skill set just waiting to be put to use.

However, there was a problem. Austin had the skills and the enthusiasm, but he lacked a platform to connect him with those who needed his help. He knew there were people like Jenny in his community who could benefit from his assistance, but the challenge was finding them.

Introducing Kickback!

Kickback is a dynamic mobile app that brings together individuals seeking services with local service providers. We're committed to simplifying lives, fostering community connections, and supporting the exchange of skills and services. With a focus on trust, convenience, and empowerment, Kickback is your go-to platform for enhancing the way you access, provide, and benefit from local services.

Helping people like jenny and Austin get connected with each other to get tasks and odd jobs completed!

Our mission

Empowering communities through connection, Kickback's mission is to simplify and enrich lives by facilitating the exchange of skills, services, and opportunities. We are committed to creating a trusted platform that fosters local connections, enables personal growth, and enhances the way people work, live, and thrive.

Our vision

Kickback envisions a world where local services are accessible to all, skills are valued and shared, and communities thrive through meaningful connections. Our vision is to be the go-to platform that revolutionizes the way people access, provide, and benefit from local services, creating a global network of empowered individuals, businesses, and communities.

Locally Founded

From Grand Rapids, Michigan and students from Calvin University focused on a mission to change the gig economy with the sole mission of providing convenience to everyone!

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woman wearing black scoop-neck long-sleeved shirt
Esther Bryce

Founder / Interior designer

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woman in black blazer with brown hair
Lianne Wilson


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man standing near white wall
Jaden Smith


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woman smiling wearing denim jacket
Jessica Kim