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Enterprise Tech Meetup: Best Practices in Startup Hiring

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Price: $5.00 /per person
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With startups, the key answers to success are: people, people and people. October's Enterprise Tech Meetup will feature a moderated panel of leading NYC entrepreneurs discussing best practices in startup hiring.

We'll address how B2B companies can best identify and hire the right talent. Conversely, we'll cover how can a candidate make themselves more attractive for a quickly growing enterprise company.


David Teten, Partner, ff Venture Capital (

David is Founder and Chairman of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York. He is a Mentor with Dreamit Ventures, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, Founder Institute (New York and Singapore), Lean Startup Machine, and the Startup Leadership Program.

David was formerly Founder and Chairman of Navon Partners, a data and analytics company focused on analyzing private companies; Acting CEO of Vertical Key, a web-based software service for managing large-scale events; Managing Director with Evalueserve, a 2,500-person global research and analytics company; and Founder and CEO of Circle of Experts, an investment research firm acquired by Evalueserve. David holds a Harvard MBA and a Yale BA, both with honors.

Sean Maclsaac, CTO, Yext (

Sean MacIsaac serves as Yext's Chief Technology Officer. Sean was co-founder and CTO of Intwine, a software consulting company that he helped grow prior to completing its sale to Datran Media. After the acquisition, Sean was promoted to CIO of Datran, where his team supported the development and operations of Datran's core technology platform. Sean graduated with honors from Princeton University with a bachelor's in computer science.

Debbie Madden, Senior Vice President, Cyrus Innovation (

For more than eight years, Debbie has effectively led the internal operations at Cyrus, including sales, recruiting, and finance. Debbie loves taking an idea from concept to completion, and developing processes that support Cyrus‘ growth and success. Her personal mission at Cyrus is to ensure we have the highest quality employees, the highest quality clients, and a highly efficient internal operations process that is proactive and enables the company to run smoothly.

Before Cyrus, Debbie flexed her entrepreneurial muscles by founding Fetch-a-Flick, Manhattan‘s only door-to-door DVD and snack delivery service back in 2002. In more corporate roles, Debbie served as Director of Customer Support at MircoStrategy, managing a 65-person department providing technical support throughout the Americas and Asia. Earlier in her career, she was an Associate Business Analyst at Kraft Foods where she was responsible for implementing standard practices across 55 US-based manufacturing plants.

Daniel Chait, Co-founder, Greenhouse (

Daniel is the co-founder of Greenhouse ( - a modern, smart recruiting platform. Greenhouse automates and simplifies the best practices for recruiting top talent, continuously monitors your recruiting activity, and automatically suggests improvements.

Previously, Daniel co-founded Lab49 (, a global firm providing strategy, design and technology consulting, building advanced solutions for the world's leading investment banks, hedge funds and exchanges. With offices in New York, London and Dublin, Lab49 counts most of the world's largest banks as clients and is an industry leader in capital markets technology.

I teach a class called "How to Make Hiring a Strength of your Company", currently offered through General Assembly and the New York Angels education series.


João-Pierre S. Ruth, Journalist, Xconomy (

João been a business journalist for more than 15 years. He joined the ranks of Xconomy in summer 2011 and serves as a correspondent for its New York City branch covering the local innovation scene from startups and growing companies to the angel investors and venture capitalists that fund them. He has also written for The New York Enterprise Report and served as a contributor covering technology news for investment blog Investor Uprising.

Prior to joining Xconomy, he wrote technology business news for NJBIZ, a statewide New Jersey newspaper. Over the course of his career, João-Pierre has covered companies ranging from and Box to telecom players such as Verizon Wireless and device makers such as Samsung. João-Pierre earned his bachelor’s with honors in English from Rutgers University.


6:00 - 7:00 PM Networking (drinks)

7:00 - 8:30 PM Panel including Q&A

8:30 - 9:00 PM Additional Networking

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