With startups, the key answers to success are: people, people and people. However, when starting or quickly growing a team, how do you identify and hire the right talent? Conversely, how can a candidate make themselves more attractive for a early-stage or quickly growing B2B company?
Join us for October's Enterprise Tech Meetup which will feature a moderated panel of leading NYC entrepreneurs discussing best practices for hiring as well as ways to make yourself an attractive candidate for a startup.
David Teten, Partner, ff Venture Capital
David is Founder and Chairman of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York. He is a Mentor with Dreamit Ventures, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, Founder Institute (New York and Singapore), Lean Startup Machine, and the Startup Leadership Program.
David was formerly Founder and Chairman of Navon Partners, a data and analytics company focused on analyzing private companies; Acting CEO of Vertical Key, a web-based software service for managing large-scale events; Managing Director with Evalueserve, a 2,500-person global research and analytics company; and Founder and CEO of Circle of Experts, an investment research firm acquired by Evalueserve. David holds a Harvard MBA and a Yale BA, both with honors.
Sean Maclsaac, CTO, Yext
Sean MacIsaac serves as Yext's Chief Technology Officer. Sean was co-founder and CTO of Intwine, a software consulting company that he helped grow prior to completing its sale to Datran Media. After the acquisition, Sean was promoted to CIO of Datran, where his team supported the development and operations of Datran's core technology platform. Sean graduated with honors from Princeton University with a bachelor's in computer science.
Debbie Madden, Senior Vice President, Cyrus Innovation
For more than eight years, Debbie has effectively led the internal operations at Cyrus, including sales, recruiting, and finance. Debbie loves taking an idea from concept to completion, and developing processes that support Cyrus‘ growth and success. Her personal mission at Cyrus is to ensure we have the highest quality employees, the highest quality clients, and a highly efficient internal operations process that is proactive and enables the company to run smoothly.
Before Cyrus, Debbie flexed her entrepreneurial muscles by founding Fetch-a-Flick, Manhattan‘s only door-to-door DVD and snack delivery service back in 2002. In more corporate roles, Debbie served as Director of Customer Support at MircoStrategy, managing a 65-person department providing technical support throughout the Americas and Asia. Earlier in her career, she was an Associate Business Analyst at Kraft Foods where she was responsible for implementing standard practices across 55 US-based manufacturing plants.
Daniel Chait, Co-founder, Greenhouse
Daniel is the co-founder of Greenhouse - a modern, smart recruiting platform. Greenhouse automates and simplifies the best practices for recruiting top talent, continuously monitors your recruiting activity, and automatically suggests improvements.
Previously, Daniel co-founded Lab49, a global firm providing strategy, design and technology consulting, building advanced solutions for the world's leading investment banks, hedge funds and exchanges. With offices in New York, London and Dublin, Lab49 counts most of the world's largest banks as clients and is an industry leader in capital markets technology.
I teach a class called "How to Make Hiring a Strength of your Company", currently offered through General Assembly and the New York Angels education series.
6:00 - 7:00 PM Networking (drinks)
7:00 - 8:30 PM Panel including Q&A
8:30 - 9:00 PM Additional Networking
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Enterprise Tech Meetup
The Enterprise Tech Meetup is the leading network of support for technology startups driving innovation in the enterprise.
Our New York City grown event series brings in senior corporate executives, mentors, entrepreneurs and investors to educate and develop the next generation of global businesses in this quickly growing $288B segment (Gartner).
The organization is a joint venture between:
- Startup America partnership - a White-house led initiative to drive US Startup Innovation
- Multiple venture and angel groups
- Several corporate partners
Content will include demo days, as well as cross-industry and vertical specific lecture events including Fintech, Mediatech, Healthtech and IT. Read about some of our past events in BetaBeat, Business Insider, NYC Convergence and Startup America.
We're based out of New York City, but aim to record all of our events. If you're interested in contributing or sponsoring a future event, feel free to message one of the organizers.