Mid-Atlantic “Capital Connection” deadlines approach

April 13th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

The deadline for applying to this year’s TechBUZZ is May 4th. TechBUZZ gives Seed Stage startups the opportunity to showcase what they’ve got in front of  Top Tech who’s who. It shines a well deserved spotlight on some of the area’s most innovative young growth companies and is not to be missed.Don’t miss your chance [...]

First hand insight to working at a startup

April 10th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

We came across this great article on Nextgen Journal today. Author Lynne Guey interviewed employees at startup Fracture and asked their personal thoughts on working at a startup. Solid insight and definite themes of the need to be flexible and accountable. Just a few of reasons we think working for a startup is one of [...]

100 Days At A Startup

April 9th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

We’re re-blogging a great post from Lock, Stock, and Barrel today. Great insight into what working at a startup offers, besides just a paycheck. One quote mentioned from Steve Jobs sums it up particularly well: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today? [...]

The art of the startup pivot

April 4th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

We have a great guest blog from Karan Jain today. Karan recently participated in the Lean Startup Machine‘s Dc workshop March 23-25, and came out with a new appreciation for the power of the pivot. We thought this would be great insight for you- enjoy!   Pivots are everywhere or how I learned from my [...]

Startup interview question: What kind of manager are you?

April 2nd, 2012 by Rleenaerts

Identifying your Management Style By: Jeff Patterson The idiom says “it takes all types,” and this is certainly true in technical environments. Some managers are at their best when on the floor with the staff, getting involved with the workflow. Others are more comfortable behind the scenes, prepping procedures and fine-tuning contingency plans. There is [...]

Who’s creating jobs? Startups can show you!

March 28th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

StartUpHire, with support from the National Venture Capital Association, is releasing a new infographic today depicting 2011 hiring data for startups.  What’s the biggest take away? While most of the country is still sluggish on job creation, startups face the opposite problem- a glut of open technical jobs. 36 percent of all open jobs at [...]

NYC Startup Job Fair

March 22nd, 2012 by Rleenaerts

For those interested, we’ve gotten some great information from Patrick Duggan and the team organizing this year’s NYC Startup Job Fair. They’ve seen some great growth over the last few years. This year’s event boasts 60 of the best New York-based startups in attendance including Spotify, ZocDoc, ShowMe, Betterment, Aviary, Vente-Privee, Enertiv and many more [...]

Startups vs Large Companies

March 16th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

We just read an interesting article from Alex Loddengaard weighing 10 important facts when considering working at a startup versus a traditional large company. The article is balanced in looking at a decision like this from all angles. In short, there are no guarantees with any employment choice - but if you’re looking for the best [...]

Austin, No Limits!

March 14th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

Had so much fun at SXSW Interactive that you’re having a hard time leaving Austin, Tx? Then why not stay and check out some of the hottest startup jobs in the country. As a born & bred Texas girl with burnt orange in her veins, I have too many reasons to list here why I [...]

The Startup Ecology

March 9th, 2012 by admin

Spend some time around startups, and you’ll learn about a huge range of things.  For example, you’ll learn that hiring at a startup is challenging (obviously, that’s where we come in).  You’ll learn that there are many things that go in to founding a successful startup – from the personalities of the founders, to how effectively they [...]