Startup Fair 2013

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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.

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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!

startup fair attending companies

Check out the descriptions of each company or click on each logo to see more:

Achvr logo


Achvr is a socialized achievement interface that helps you discover, track and share your goals, then connects you with friends to help achieve them.

actifioActifio, 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 Logo

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.


Bostinno logoBostInno is an online community publishing platform and local news site, focusing on innovation in Boston. From MIT to the latest work of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, from innovative dishes at your soon-to-be favorite restaurant to an inside view of a company’s latest marketing campaign, our  foundation is innovation and our platform is built for dialogue.


BSS LogoBoston Startup School is the best place for young professionals to learn the skills needed to have an immediate and positive impact on the startup they join. Our program is an immersive, six-week, full time experience that educates participants on startup culture, team dynamics and one of four in-demand skill sets.


clozeCloze brings together your lifetime’s worth of email, business connections, social networks, and address books into a single useful view without adding more work into your day. We make your address book automatic, available in the cloud and easily searchable on any mobile device or computer.


Drizly LogoDrizly 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.

Etsy logoEtsy is a website that focuses on handmade and vintage items, as well as art and craft supplies. The items include art, photography, clothing, jewelry, edibles, quilts, and toys. Etsy is modeled after open craft fairs that give sellers personal storefronts where they can list their goods.  “We are more than a marketplace: we’re a community of artists, creators, collectors, thinkers and doers.”


evertrue logoEverTrue’s mobile networking platform better connects alumni to their alma mater and one another. Experience improved donor data through LinkedIn and Facebook integration.


hubspot logoHubSpot all-in-one marketing software helps more than 8,000 companies in 56 countries attract leads and convert them into customers. A pioneer in inbound marketing, HubSpot aims to help its customers make marketing that people actually love.


jebbitJebbit connects college students with companies, websites, and mobile apps they’re interested in, and pays users to further explore them.  Jebbit has an innovative platform that allows college students to engage with their favorite brands on a deeper, more rewarding level.


Leaf LogoLeaf allows businesses and their consumers to get more out of their everyday transactions.  Leaf is a platform that combines payment, ratings/social feedback, and loyalty incentives all in one place; online functionality, even when you’re offline in the real world!


levelup logoLevelUp is the pay phone app. It lets you pay with your phone to save time and money at your favorite local merchants.  For merchants, LevelUp is the fastest (and cheapest) way to accept mobile payments and engage with customers with a high-tech loyalty program.


libbooLibboo connects buzzers (readers who love to share and talk about books) with books they’ll enjoy, to create the next digital bestseller and help talented authors get discovered.


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ProBueno is a platform that helps you find and offer your talents in exchange for donations to your favorite causes.



Proximate logoProximate is an evolving map of your community, connections, skills, and interests; and the tools to connect them.  Today, we’re helping dozens of communities and thousands of people to make new connections, strengthen old ones, introduce friends, and use their personal connections for their organizations’ goals.


Rightside logoRightside 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.


runkeeper logoFitnessKeeper, Inc. is the company behind RunKeeper, a mobile fitness platform that leverages the location technology in smartphones to help runners and other fitness enthusiasts better track, measure, and improve their fitness.


simple tuition logoAt SimpleTuition, our goal is to make it easier for students and their families to afford a higher education. We offer tips, advice, interactive tools, and deals to ensure students plan better for the cost of college, pay less for college-related expenses, and are smarter about how they manage and pay back their student loans.


The Conference Calendar logoThe Conference Calendar is seeking to become the single-most online location for the event industry.  First conceived in 1999 it is now under the independent ownership, as of 2010, of one of its original producers.  As an online resource since 2002 it is known internationally and positioned to become the linchpin of the event industry.


ubersense logoUbersense helps coaches and athletes improve at their sport anytime anywhere by developing mobile applications that utilize video and collaboration.


USpin logoPlanning a night out with a group of friends or someone special can take a lot of time between browsing, reviewing, and reserving. We will provide individuals, couples, and groups with a platform for simplified social engagement planning, while supporting local businesses by helping consumers find and use their services.


wayfair logoWayfair 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 logoWymsee 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.


zoomtilt logoZoomTilt is a curated, internet entertainment marketplace for professional video creators. ZoomTilt acts as a content creation and distribution network for digital video storytelling, branded content and web TV series sourced members of its talent community.