In the burgeoning universe of pink-slip events, here’s another to consider:
More than 500 folks have already registered for tonight’s Jobhob, an event that pairs up volunteers with startups. The idea: job-seekers get some great hands-on experience with fellow Silicon Valley entreprenuers, startups get some free help.
It’s taking place at the Tech Museum of Innovation, and it’s the third in a series. Organizers says the previous events drew more than 300 attendees each. For more information, go to www.jobnob.com/happy-hour. Below is their formal pitch, with details about tonight’s gig. NOTE: Registration is required. Have fun!
Happy Hour Southbay: connecting jobseekers with startups
Hey Jobseekers: Frustrated with your job search? Meet cool new startups! Hey Startups: Strapped for cash? Buy a few drinks and find volunteers!
Come “Jobnob” with cool new startups and other job seekers at this informal networking happy hour where unemployed people who want to keep their skills sharp are matched up with startups that
could use their help. And check out the super cool Tech Museum of Innovation while you’re there!
Bummed Out Job Seekers—are you willing to volunteer at least 5-10 hours a week for a startup? Help out a startup up and you’ll get a leg up on the competition, keep your skills sharp and have some good experience to put on your resume.
Cash Conscious Startups—are you willing to buy a smart, talented, unemployed person a drink? Come with one or two specific projects that you need accomplished and we’ll help you find the perfect person to get the job done. And if you get funded you can always hire them!
Date: Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 at 4:30pm (A select number of companies will be given a 30 second elevator pitch. Company pitches will start promptly at 5pm).
Location: The Tech Museum of Innovation – free admission
Address: 201 South Market St., San Jose, CA 95113
(Directions & Parking: http://www.thetech.org/info/directions/ )
RSVP: http://www.jobnob.com/happy-hour/southbay-july-29-2009 (Registration is required)