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Your Weekly YEC Social Roundup

Each week, we like to post what’s been going on with some of our members in the world of social media. Our recap will cover member news and highlights, external publications and hiring needs.

Member News & Highlights

Earlier this week, BoardVitals CEO Dan Lambert announced that the company will be donating a vaccine for every subscription that is purchased. We love to see our members giving back to the community. Awesome news, Dan. Go here to learn more.

It's been a good week for YEC member Mina Chang. She recently announced that after a year of hard work, the FAA has given Linking the World access to operate in U.S. airspace over 1,200 UAVs and drones. This is a big step forward for all organizations doing humanitarian work. Congratulations, Mina!

Member Publications

YEC'er Blake Miller was recently featured in the article, "The Collective Funds Targets Kansas City Startups With $10M." Led by Miller, a partner at Think Big, and four other Kansas City entrepreneurs, "The $10 million fund aims to fill an area funding gap as well as inspire a cultural shift among local investors that may be hesitant to support startups."

Member company WiseWear, founded by CEO Gerald Wilmink, was featured in the CNBC article, "94-Year-Old Fashion Icon's Smart Bracelet to Compete with Fitbit." WiseWear is on a mission to make aging cooler — by offering fashionable, gadget-friendly wearables for seniors. It's a lucrative niche that offers huge potential.

Member Companies Hiring

YEC member company LeadMD, where member Justin Gray is CEO, is hiring for consultants, developers, creatives and education pros. Check out one of the fastest growing and most exciting places to work in Phoenix.

Boston-based company HourlyNerd, a marketplace that connects businesses to MBA alumni and students for short-term business consulting and co-founded by CEO Rob Biederman, recently posted a ton of new job openings. Go to the career page to view the positions.

Derek Flanzraich, co-founder and CEO of Greatist, is looking for a Design Director to manage the company's design team and shape the brand's future, as well as an Email Marketing Lead to improve and grow Greatist's email reach.

Want to be featured in next week’s YEC Social Roundup? Let us know what you’re up to online and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter: @YEC.

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