The Philly startup tech community is exploding yet finding the right talent remains a challenge. UNCUBED, more job party than job fair, is coming to Philadelphia for the first time outside of New York City to help companies meet with their next hires. The event — to be held on June 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with an after-party until 7 p.m.) at World Cafe Live — matches talent from programming, design, marketing, business development and other skill sets with hiring startups. The event is produced by Wakefield —a media company known for its popular daily email on startups—in conjunction with Philly Startup Leaders.
“Wakefield chose Philadelphia as its first non-New York location due to the burgeoning startup community and the need for such an event,” said Wakefield Co-founder Tarek Pertew.
UNCUBED features music, an open bar, ping-pong and local food. In other words, it’s fun — and brings the community together for more than just rapid-fire interviews and resume trading. UNCUBED made headlines in NYC as the largest and most entertaining recruiting event in the city and has led to hires by dozens of startups, saving the community significant recruiting costs and helping to fuel the next wave of growth.
“The entrepreneurial activity in Philadelphia is on the national radar, which is why UNCUBED chose Philadelphia for their first event outside of New York City,” said Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter. “The City of Philadelphia and its many partners are working closely to incubate and grow these companies, which have the potential to generate jobs and business opportunities for Philadelphians and people across the region.”
Bob Moul, President of Philly Startup Leaders and CEO of appRenaissance, a startup located in Old City, added, “The Philadelphia region’s startup community is on the rise and Philly Startup Leaders is thrilled to be partnering with Wakefield’s UNCUBED event to showcase the creativity and exciting career opportunities at our tech startups.”
UNCUBED’s sponsor partners currently include Philadelphia startups Monetate and appRenaissance as well the influential NYC-based company Stack Exchange. Details and event registration can be found at www.getuncubed.com.