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ThinkB1G Workshop: Your Roadmap for Landing a Role at a Startup


Monday, October 20, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM (CDT)

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Interested in pursuing a career with an exciting startup? Is a startup right for you?

Top startups offer amazing opportunities to work with dynamic teams on exciting projects, solving challenging problems. Roles where you can have impact and be part of something special.

ThinkB1G will lead a discussion on what startups are looking for, the skills to develop to become a highly sought after candidate, how to obtain them both inside and outside the classroom, and best practices in communicating all this when engaging startups. We'll be bringing in founders and heads of engineering virtually so you'll have the opportunity to hear directly from startups.


  • Clever (San Francisco)
    1 in 6 schools in the US use Clever to manage their learning applications.  We're making it easy for teachers to use software in the classroom by replacing legacy processes, and we’re using cutting-edge technologies like Go and Docker to streamline logins and put all of a student’s learning applications in one place.
  • SwiftStack (San Francisco)
    SwiftStack provides customers with a software-defined object storage platform that gives them the limitless scalability required to manage massive data and applications growth.
  • Wellframe (Boston)
    Wellframe delivers a mobile platform for care management & patient engagement. We’re working with the biggest names in healthcare to improve the capacity of their human resources, promote patient adherence and boost clinical and financial outcomes.


At This Workshop:

  • Learn what it takes to land internships and full-time positions and at high-growth startups
  • Hear from top startups directly as they share their insights and perspectives


  • What startups are looking for
  • Importance of project-based experiences
  • Key technical skills to develop and build while you’re in college
  • Best practices for engaging with startups
Have questions about ThinkB1G Workshop: Your Roadmap for Landing a Role at a Startup? Contact ThinkB1G

When & Where

Chicago Innovation Exchange
1452 E. 53rd (at Harper)
Promontory Point Conference Room
Chicago, IL 60615

Monday, October 20, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM (CDT)

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