Success at the Localwise Startup Job Fair
SkyAlum Localwise hosted a Berkeley startup job fair across the street from SkyDeck at Nextspace on Thursday, January 28th. The event attracted over 1,000 local job seekers. The line to enter the building wrapped around the block and it took participants up to an hour to reach the door.
The theme of the event was to increase diversity in startups. Localwise partnered with organizations including Hack the Hood, Latin@s in Tech, Lesbians Who Tech, Women Who Code and many others. The job fair was designed to support local job seekers, and went beyond connecting them to startups. Localwise arranged for participants to engage in a resume review workshop, professional headshots and access to locally made food and drinks.
Of the 29 startups showcased at the event, 5 were SkyTeams and SkyAlums. SkyDeck itself also participated in the event and witnessed the enthusiasm the community showed for the growth in startups all over Berkeley.
To learn more about the success of the event and SkyAlum Localwise, visit their website.