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Startups v. Tech Giants: How to Compete for Top Talent

  • CIC Boston 50 Milk Street, Lighthouse East, 20th fl Boston, MA, 02110 United States (map)

For young startups, competing for talent can feel like a David and Goliath story against established businesses in the innovation sector. How can early-stage companies compete against the lucrative salaries, benefits, and brand equity of the likes of Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, and other tech giants?

Whether it’s more autonomy or having a direct impact on a company’s success, there are various reasons for why people choose to work at a startup, beyond the paycheck and 401k. This panel will teach you to better market your company to the candidate pool by understanding what it is your "right person" is looking for. We'll explore the reasons why people choose to work at startups over the giants and discuss strategies to help you use this intel to attract the talent you seek.

This event is part of the Talent & Training track at Startup Boston 2018.

Our Speakers:

Sarah Duffy, Director of Talent at OpenView Venture Partners

Sarah partners with OpenView's portfolio companies to consult on recruitment strategy and to source and hire the top talent they need to scale teams. 

Before joining OpenView, Sarah was Director of Recruiting at Betts Recruiting - a talent agency that specializes in pairing sales and marketing talent with software startups. Sarah joined Betts in 2014 to build out their business in Boston, and then went on to lead a team of recruiters in New York.

Veronica Curran, Vice President of Talent Acquisition at Mendix

Veronica Curran has over 10 years of experience staffing and recruiting for companies such as Bain Capital Ventures and Turbonomic, and focused in recruiting for C-Suite and VP level executives for CTPartners' clients. Now at Mendix, she is responsible for global talent acquisition.

More speakers to be announced soon!

This is a Startup Boston event.

Startup Boston is a free, five-day series of events celebrating, educating, and connecting entrepreneurs in Boston. Taking place from September 10-14th, 2018, Startup Boston brings entrepreneurs, company leaders, innovators, and industry experts together to foster collaboration and fuel growth in Boston's startup ecosystem.