MindSpark was created with the idea that everyone has uniquely valuable talents and skills. When people with specialized abilities are provided with training and vocational opportunities, everyone benefits.
Our company enjoys some important advantages that help us succeed in the marketplace:
Our Special Relationship with Square One
Square One is a well-established professional services firm consisting of social entrepreneurs who started and incubated MindSpark. The company provides stewardship to MindSpark, as well as a steady pipeline of business. In addition, MindSpark benefits from project oversight by industry veterans on the Square One team. Most importantly, the two companies work side-by-side, giving MindSpark employees the opportunity to collaborate with Square One employees. In September 2015, Square One was acquired by Optimity Advisors, a global operational consultancy providing information technology, strategic planning, business process re-engineering, organizational change management, and risk mitigation services. This acquisition will result in new business opportunities for MindSpark.
Socially Responsible Outsourcing
MindSpark is participating in the current wave of “on-shoring;” services frequently outsourced to developing countries are now coming back to the United States. Most software testing is off-shored, but problems relating to communication and time-zone issues inevitably arise. With MindSpark, companies can outsource to a socially conscious company in America offering high quality services at competitive rates, while simultaneously providing opportunities for individuals with specialized abilities to be gainfully employed.
The MindSpark Environment
At MindSpark, we’re about more than just a job. We believe in both the personal and the professional well-being of our team. We emphasize social activities around our work schedule, providing outlets to nurture relationships that go beyond the workplace. We’re creating a family atmosphere in and out of the office, building bonds we hope will last for a lifetime.