More than 20 startups to join Des Moines Job Crawl on Wednesday
With more than more than half of the 23 companies looking to hire, the second Startup Job Crawl Des Moines hits to the street with close to 100 registered students 5-8:30 p.m. on April 4.
Close to 100 students from universities all across Iowa have already registered for the Startup Job Crawl in Des Moines, the second round for the city. The event that brings together startups and students gets underway at 5 p.m. Wednesday at StartupCity Des Moines (317 6th Ave., 5th floor).
In typical pub crawl form, students of all majors will break into groups and with a shotgun start, venture along stops meeting more than 20 companies (listed below). Whether you're on the job and internship hunt, looking to start the networking experience or simply up for discovering what it takes to work for a startup, this free event will help to make powerful connections in the community in a causal and welcoming environment.
If you're a student who enjoyed your experience last fall, meet a different set of companies this time around and catch up with those you met last time. Startups develop quickly, so come learn what's new this spring on Silicon Sixth. It's not too late to sign up!
5 p.m. Opening welcome - StartupCity Des Moines (317 6th Ave. 5th floor)
5:20 - 6:20 - Session 1
6:30 - 7:20 - Session 2
7:30 - 8:30 - Session 3
Follow #SPNCrawl for a play-by-play of all the action of the night
How to prepare
On Wednesday, you'll make one-on-one connections with the people behind local startups, so brush up your résumé, bring along your business cards and pick out your finest business casual attire or causal, startup chic outfit. Be prepared to make your best first impression and have a pretty incredible networking experience - not to mention some fun learning about what's emerging in the Des Moines startup scene.
Not to pile on the homework, but the posts below provide some helpful tips and are worth a read before you start the crawl:
Special Note for Iowa State Students
The Iowa State Pappajohn Center is providing transportation to any student in Ames. Seats are still available, so to reserve one email Judi at email@example.com.
Below is a list and a brief description of each of the companies participating Wednesday. More than 15 of these companies have positions available, from internships to part-time gigs to full-time positions.
Make sure to check them out before you take a trek on the Crawl.
Helps engage employees in company values and develop a culture of wellbeing for employees.
Mobile experts who swoon over well-made apps and love finding ways to make complex things simple.
An email marketing company for small businesses
A payment network
Creates stackable, transforming shelving perfect for lofts, startup offices and students
Specialize in conceptualizing and developing custom and pre-built solutions by using new and emerging technologies such as multi-touch, mobile development, and custom display surfaces
A shared, collaborative workspace in downtown Des Moines
A videogame developer dedicated to improving the world through meaningful experiences and spiritual videogames that don't suck.
A marketplace for makers.
The world's largest Easter Egg hunt.
Social media training and strategy firm
A local music streaming service - like Pandora, but for local bands
"I have found that having an area like this is just incredible. I didn’t think places like this really existed." -Brian Hadley, fall Job Crawl participant
Connects consumers with the brands they love via mobile photos.
Part incubator, part agency, we're committed to creating innovative products working with talented and creative individuals.
Customizable Facebook fan pages for real estate agents
Your friend on Facebook who manages rec sports; From leagues to pickup games; sign-ups to t-shirts; RecBob makes it fun.
Helps users plan simple social events with friends, checkin to them, and get deals based on where they are going to be and what they are doing.
Silicon Prairie News (That's us!)
A regional news source for entrepreneurs and creatives and event producer
A job recruiting marketplace
An incubator of startups in central Iowa
Torsion Mobile provides creative agencies with mobile tools and solutions — including the newly released mobile website builder, Mojaba.
Industry-leading, enterprise WordPress design and development.
Offers end‐to‐end solutions for external financial reporting.
For updates on all participating companies, follow #SPNCrawl and our Des Moines Startup Job Crawl Twitter list.
Credits: Photos by Jon Thompson and Brittany Mascio.
The Des Moines Startup Job Crawl is sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark
With support from Microsoft BizSpark, we are able to create awesome opportunities to connect students and startups. Our thanks to them for helping build this ecosystem and expand our communities.