NYC Tech Talent Draft Springs to a Finish
By Virginia Maloney, Project Manager, and Betsy Scherzer, Senior Project Manager, Media & Emerging Technology
Eighteen startups representing NYC’s diverse leadership in media-tech, fashion-tech, and more joined NYCEDC for the ultimate roadtrip—the Spring 2013 NYC Tech Talent Draft! Over 160 talented technical students from Cornell, Drexel, University of Pennsylvania, and Princeton attended NYC Tech Talent Draft panels and networking receptions to learn about NYC’s booming, innovative tech community, get candid career advice, and meet informally with representatives from NYC-based startups.
The panels featured executives from startups such as Artspace, Baublebar, Birchbox, Brewster, Callida Energy, Floored, Jetaport, Lifebooker, NextJump, SaleMove, Send the Trend, Songza, Triplelift, Updater, Venmo, Visual Revenue, Warby Parker, and Yext. Tech Talent Draft events aligned with startup career fairs at each respective university, providing participants with twice the opportunity to connect with students.
Since the launch of the program in spring 2012, NYC Tech Talent Draft has held three program iterations, hosting a total of 14 events at seven top engineering schools across the Northeast. A total of 66 executives from 62 different startup companies have reached nearly a thousand students to spread the word about NYC’s thriving startup scene and build a pipeline of new hires for their companies. Two-thirds of the attending students majored in computer science, engineering, or math.
Student jobseekers and startup recruiters alike, check out our new NYC Tech Talent Draft Jobs Page hosted by Seelio to browse exciting NYC Tech Talent Draft job openings. Startups should email [email protected] for more information on how to recruit through the NYC Tech Talent Draft Jobs page. Students can also sign up this month at https://generalassemb.ly/hello/talent-draft for a free Intro to the NYC Tech Startup Community Livestream series brought to participants by our partner, General Assembly.
You can watch the NYC Tech Talent Draft panel at Cornell University and view additional photos of our Tech Talent Draft Tour. Stay tuned for updates about our next epic journey to promote the ultimate destination—New York City, of course—through the Fall 2013 NYC Tech Talent Draft!