Startup Fair 2013
Join us at the 1st annual BC Startup Fair!
Looking to find an engaging and hands-on job or internship? On Monday, February 18th BCVC will be bringing some of the best tech startups in Boston to the Heights. Come network with company reps in a casual setting and find a job you really love!
>Gain experience in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment
>Make an impact by wearing multiple hats at a small company
>Become part of a fun and innovative community!
Why Work For A Startup?
A tech startup is an early stage, high growth company competing in the technology sphere. Here are some reasons that a job at a startup could be awesome for you:
-Learn By Doing Working at a startup typically involves a ton of on-the-job learning. Challenge yourself in a fast-moving and changing environment! A small company can give you the opportunity to be more of a “jack-of-all-trades” and gain experience doing many different tasks. Learn something new everyday from a small team of passionate and intelligent startup geeks who can inspire you to do something new and different!
-Work With An Awesome Team At a startup, you will often be surrounded by a high concentration of smart and interesting people who love to experiment, innovate, and make new things. Feel like an integral part of the team and find some awesome mentors who can help you in and outside the workplace. Many times at a smaller company you also get the opportunity to learn from and interact with higher level management on a closer level.
-Make An Impact As a member of a smaller team your work will stand out and make a greater impact. Challenge yourself to take on more responsibility and feel like what you do matters!
-Have Fun Join the Boston startup community -full of fun and passionate hustlers who love what they do! Enjoy becoming friends and working closely with your small team while dressing casually for work. The work is serious, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be dull. The BCVC has seen their fair share of nerf guns, ping pong tournaments, and ridiculous T-shirts.
Does My Year or Major Matter?
All class years (undergrads and grads) and majors are welcome! This is not a CSOM only event, companies will be looking for employees/interns with a variety of skills and experience. Startups are smaller, earlier stage companies with fewer employees so typically they look for passionate go-getters who are flexible enough to perform a variety of tasks and find creative ways to figure things out. We would suggest screening visiting companies beforehand to see what kind of employees they are looking for and what positions would best fit your skill set.
What Companies Will Be Represented?
We will be listing all participating companies in the weeks to come. Click HERE to check them out!
How Should I Prepare?
Attire for the Startup Fair is casual (yes, really.) No suits or ties please! Jeans are great. We would suggest that students come prepared with resumes while also researching the possible companies they may be interested in speaking with beforehand. Do Your Homework!
For some great tips on how to prep, and to hear what companies are looking for, check out this article in BostonInnovation.
Who Came to the 2013 Startup Fair?
Check it out! All these awesome companies came out to the Heights!
Check out the descriptions of each company or click on each logo to see more:
Achvr is a socialized achievement interface that helps you discover, track and share your goals, then connects you with friends to help achieve them.
Actifio, the Protection and Availability Storage (PAS) platform company, pioneered the industry’s first storage system optimized for managing copies of production data, eliminating redundant silos of IT infrastructure and data management applications. By introducing virtualization into data management, Actifio delivers an application-centric, SLA-driven solution that decouples the management of data from storage, network and server infrastructure and reduces costs by 10X.
BE is a technology platform were students can learn and earn rewards or points towards college tuition via quizzes. Our mission is to make education accessible and affordable to everyone.
Drizly is the liquor store at your fingertips. Out 4 part (User/Driver/Store/Brand) application system allows users to purchase beverages from their local liquor store and have their items delivered in 60 minutes or less, while offering brands unprecedented access to consumers. Drizly is also a parent company of Mident, a leader in mobile ID verification and a joint venture with Advanced ID Detection. Mident is paving the way for secure mobile commerce, banking, login, and identity with the world’s first forensic ID verification system.
ProBueno is a platform that helps you find and offer your talents in exchange for donations to your favorite causes.
Rightside Shirts is a t-shirt company, and their designers are students in public elementary and middle schools. The startup is a non-profit that gives 100% of profits directly back to their designers’ schools to fund art programs.
Wayfair is the largest pure-play online retailer of home goods in the US. The company, founded in 2002 as CSN Stores, is based in Boston, MA, and has additional offices in Utah, Kentucky, Galway, Ireland, London, England and Munich, Germany. Key categories for the company include furniture, decor, kitchen & dining products, home improvement, patio & garden and baby.
Wymsee is digitizing new areas of TV/Film production, revolutionizing how brands measure and influence their reach through media. Wymsee’s platform will turn budget line items into product placement opportunities – converting costs into revenue.