Startup Spotlight Success!
Last night we hosted Startup Spotlight in collaboration with Babson College, Olin College and Wellesley College bringing together 10 companies and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students looking to join Boston’s hottest startups.
We kicked off with “speed dating” — groups of students having roundtable discussions with one company at a time — and then opened up to networking. We’re big fans of the speed dating format and found, once again, that it provides a more conversational and less transactional interaction for students and companies. And companies loved it too!
Sam Bogoch from axle Video said, “I’m blown away by the caliber of students — it’s like an embarrassment of riches and we’re lucky to hire from such a diverse pool.” Andy and Steve from pulse 247 also attended and at the end of the night said they always love partnering with TechGen because they find top-notch hires each time.
We spoke with students from all three institutions who had fantastic feedback. One young woman from Wellesley said, “It was really cool to see such a variety of companies — industries and stages. I loved getting to know them and am really excited to follow up with a few.”
The first ever Startup Spotlight event was a tremendous hit and we loved collaborating with all three colleges to pull it off. Can’t wait for the next! (And neither can our companies :) )