Uber’s Fare Playing Field

December 20th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

Disruption moves this world forward-even when, especially when, it challenges the status quo. If you’re reading this almost instantly on your computer, it’s because broadband disrupted dial-up. If you’re reading this on your mobile device or laptop you can thank cellular for disrupting landlines. Check our our new blog discussing startups like Uber who are [...]

3 Traits VCs Look for in a Director of Marketing

December 7th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

We have a guest blog today  that highlights a few key traits that VCs look for in a Director of Marketing. Please enjoy the post and be sure to look for your own marketing jobs at StartUpHire! A lot of startups out there are seeking venture capital funding. In order to secure that funding, however, it’s necessary [...]

Going after “B’ talent

November 14th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

By : Steve Roberson Companies should settle for “B” talent. After all, the mismatched labor market that we’ve been working with for some time is extremely tight. They can’t realistically expect to fill their company with “A” talent. Companies should bring on the “B” talent and get to work. That’s what I recently overheard a [...]

Myths And Misconceptions About Working for a Startup

September 18th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

By: Joe Payne As a recruiter specializing in early stage companies (aka startups), candidates give me a lot of reasons they don’t want to work at one. Some of their reasons are valid – most are not. I’d like to dispel some of the misconceptions (and confirm some truths) about early stage companies. Here are [...]

Rockstar only, or will a solid back-up singer work?

August 31st, 2012 by Rleenaerts

Startups are creating jobs. Lots of jobs. They are also having a hard time filling certain positions. Even in this economy, positions can sit vacant for months at a time, and one reason is because a lot of startups think they should only hire “Rockstar” talent.  This thought process isn’t necessarily the right way to [...]

In the Tampa area? Join us for an Entrepreneur Expo

August 29th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

If you’re in the Tampa area please come join us as we partner to present the RNC Entrepreneur Expo with the NBC, Huffington Post and Microsoft. Open to the public. A showcase of startups and distinguished guests to discuss entrepreneurship and job creation.  

Want to solve the hiring crisis? Pivot!

August 8th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

There’s no disputing the irony of having an employment crisis in our country where words like “chronically unemployed” and “talent wars” co-exist in the same story, yet here we are. The fact is there are millions of talented individuals looking for meaningful, fulfilling work while thousands of startups risk failure if they can’t fill the [...]

Ready for a challenge?

July 9th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

It’s that time of the decade again – time for our democratic process to elect leaders to help make this country great, and no doubt one serious topic of discussion will be job creation. Today’s announcement however, isn’t about politics. Today’s announcement is about how you can play a small part of your own with [...]

Announcing the IdeaMensch road show

June 19th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

A mind that is stretched to a new idea never returns to its original dimension.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Every day at StartUpHire we get the privilege of working with companies and organizations that are bringing their ideas to life and to market. Every startup, every product, every disruptive process began as an idea, [...]

Silverrail Technologies

June 14th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

Summer is underway, and with that comes plans for travel for the majority of people.  There are many ways to get to your favorite destinations, but only one method is truly eco-friendly (not counting walking) and that’s rail travel. This week I learned that rail travel is 90% more environmentally cleaner than air travel – [...]