November 2012 - Venturef0rth

Help us find the Venturef0rth Crew Chief!

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What’s a crew chief you ask? The crew chief ensures that Venturef0rth members and the broader Philadelphia startup community have outstanding experiences every day they’re here where they’re building and scaling their businesses. We’re looking for someone mission-driven, passionate about helping us build and support the startup community. We’re looking for someone who runs towards challenges, not away from them. Our chief should be unafraid to ask questions and realize that failure is as important to learning as success. The chief will be the first impression many will have of Venturef0rth and, often, the first contact with Philadelphia’s startup ecosystem….

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Building Your Dream Team: From Hire to Fire with Ray Bixler of SkillSurvey

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Ray Bixler of SkillSurvey shared his insight on Building Your Dream Team in the last speaker series at Venturef0rth on Thursday, November 1. After being in the trenches with such esteemed organizations as Caliper, WorldCom/MCI and RCN Corporation, Bixler became the CEO of SkillSurvey, and has secured the position of the leading provider of behavioral web-based reference-checking. From Hiring to Firing to the role of Social Media in the job hunt, Bixler shared the pillars of Human Resources to help grow your business, and your team, in the right direction. Missed the talk? Presentation slides are available here: Firing and Hiring….

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YPN at Venturef0rth

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Venturef0rth hosted the Young Professionals Network (YPN) of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Thursday, October 25, for an interview session with Michael Araten, President and CEO of K’NEX Brands, L.P. YPN member Joe Boxman of the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy asked Araten to share his experiences managing strategic and day-to-day operations of the rapidly growing company, which has partnerships with such notable brands as Nintendo, Sesame Street and NASCAR. Over 70 guests enjoyed Arnez Exquisite Catering and Victory Brewing Company brews while mingling with fellow YPN members and aspiring entrepreneurs in Philly’s entrepreneurship clubhouse (that’s us, fyi.) Find more info…

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