What’s it Like Working for a Startup?

Screen shot 2011-11-30 at 2.19.17 PMCome find out this Thursday December 1st!

Our friends at SweetLabs have banded together with ten top San Diego startups (including TakeLessons) that have collectively raised over $100 million in venture capital and looking to hire for 100 new positions.

Visit this site to register.

Why are we doing this?

We want to get the message out that you don’t have to move to the Bay area to find an awesome job!

San Diego tech startups are creating new jobs right here in our backyard, in the midst of one of the worst economic times we’ve ever seen.

While big companies (i.e. HP laid off 500 San Diego employees last month) continue to struggle, local entrepreneurs and innovators have been able to build disruptive startups, secure funding, and create new jobs.

We’ve joined forces for this event with 9 other startups who have collectively raised $100 million in venture capital and have created more than 100 new jobs for San Diego. 

 San Diego’s not only a great place to live, but a great place to innovate. We’re shining a spotlight on the local technology startup community.

We all know that San Diego is the best place to live, and we want to show Silicon Valley and the rest of the world that you don’t have to sacrifice quality-of –life and settle for congested freeways and bad weather in order to work for an exciting, life-changing company that’s on the cutting-edge.

People think of San Diego as strictly a biotech town or a military town (or a lazy beach town) and assume that only interesting technology companies are in Silicon Valley. But in fact there are a number of great, innovative startups in San Diego doing really interesting things.

At SweetLabs, for instance, they’re re-inventing the PC by bringing the modern app experience to the desktop, so that anyone can enjoy services like Facebook or Twitter or Groupon with the same ease and elegance they enjoy on their mobile devices.  They have a great group of investors led by Google and Intel, and plan on doubling their staff over the next twelve months.

BrightScope helps you make critical (yet too often confusing and ignored) financial decisions, such as retirement plans and wealth management.They are led by a great group of people and will be adding new people next year.

LogoMediumHere at TakeLessons,we’re the nation’s largest music lessons company, and provide the leading online platform for connecting anyone who wants to learn music with safe, certified music teachers. Backed by Silicon Valley venture capital heavyweights, CrossLink Capital (think Pandora) and SofTech Ventures (Twitter, Facebook, Groupon), we’re building our teams in tech, sales, support, marketing, and product development. We’re currently at 75 people and plan on adding 60-75 new people next year.

Deal Current Network is the fastest growing white label daily deal software provider in the US and Canada. Deal Current provides deal software, deal inventory, deal distribution, and expert training to over 200 publishers. Their goal is to be the largest deal distribution network in the US in 2012. They are hiring for positions immediately.

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