The nine-person outift builds applications used by physicians as part of medical record systems in outpatient and primary care treatment settings. It's tough to find people who understand what being in a startup means."Nearly two years ago, Avhana Health hired a fellow, economics major Harrison Tan, 24, who works in business development and as a web developer."It was the best decision," Weiner said.
Venture for America's program, which does much of the prescreening and brings candidates from all over together, "makes it easier to recruit college grads to join a startup," Weiner said. Tan, from San Francisco, said he interviewed in three cities, but hit it off with the small team at Avhana."I was looking for an early-stage company, three people sitting in a room," he said.
"We're bringing top talent to Baltimore to help these companies succeed."Friday's job fair, held at the American Visionary Art Museum, drew 55 employers in health, technology, food manufacturing and a range of other fields from 11 cities. Job fair sponsors included TEDCO, the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore and DLA Piper.
Nate Weiner, co-founder and chief operating officer of health technology company Avhana Health, which has its offices in Power Plant Live, has been in business three years and is looking to grow.
"I really like the feeling of camaraderie you get at that early stage."Part of the appeal also comes from helping chart the course for a young company, he said.
And unlike larger cities, he found Baltimore "rough around the edges, but up and coming, with a vitality to it."Bruno, who is from Potomac, said she is willing to go almost anywhere for the right fit at a startup, and said the risk of a company not making it is part of the experience."There is risk, and not all these companies will be successful," she said.
The 22-year-old business and international studies senior at the University of Pennsylvania already had turned down a job offer from a big corporation."Startups are innovative in many ways and they represent the future," Bruno said.If so, you should check out our top 10 start-up incubators from across the world.Since its launch in 2005, YCombinator has set the benchmark of what a start-up incubator should look like and behave.Marisa Bruno, 22, a University of Pennsylvania senior, had nine job interviews scheduled Friday at a job fair for startups held Friday by Venture For America in Baltimore.She already has turned down a corporate job in hopes of working with entreprenuers.The program expects to place 15 to 20 of the fellows at Baltimore-based companies this year, adding to 35 fellows already working in the city.Fellows, who received training from the nonprofit before being placed, often stay a longer term with their companies, and about a quarter of those in the program have started their own businesses, Grinberg said."Job growth comes from companies under five years of age in cities like Baltimore," she said.(Lorraine Mirabella / Baltimore Sun) Marisa Bruno found herself among dozens of prospective college graduates Friday morning at a Baltimore job fair, pumped up for a day of speed-dating-style interviews.More than 100 students hoped to dazzle the founders of 55 startups on hand looking for help.Corporate travel is the second largest indirect spend for business but most are struggling to unlock a greater return on investment.The key is using the right travel tech which will not only help your bottom line, but protect your employees and keep your data secure.