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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

Know an entrepreneur committed to supporting career opportunities for people over 50 years old in the United States? Encourage them to apply to The Global Good Fund and Diana Davis Spencer Foundation’s New Leadership Development Fellowship by September 9, 2016. The 15-month program will amplify each participant’s leadership through ongoing access to personalized curriculum and mentoring from elite business executives.

Eric Siu and Neil Patel, both YEC members, recently launched a new podcast: Marketing School. Together, Neil and Eric combine their expertise and share actionable marketing advice and tips to take your business to the next level.

Earlier this week, one of Philadelphia's most celebrated technology companies, RJMetrics, was acquired by a California firm. CEO and co-founder Robert J. Moore disclosed that one product segment of RJMetrics was spun out of the deal and will remain a Philadelphia-based company; Stitch is based on the RJMetrics Pipeline product that provides data infrastructure services for businesses.

YEC member company, Kitchen Cabinet Kings, has a strong commitment to helping entrepreneurs succeed. To that end, founder Anthony Saladino recently introduced the Kitchen Cabinet Kings Entrepreneur Scholarship, designed to help young entrepreneurs afford the rising costs of education. The deadline to enter is September 15th, 2016 and a winner will be announced on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016.

Earlier this week, J. Walter Thompson Company, part of WPP, announced it had acquired YEC member company iStrategyLabs. The company will be the force behind its real-time content marketing and online-plus-offline campaign work and will continue to operate independently out of Washington DC. Congratulations!

Congratulations to YEC'er Erik Huberman, CEO of Hawke Media, for being featured in Variety this week.

Member Publications

YEC'er Srinivas Rao was recently featured in the Inc article: "The Ultimate Book on How to Be an Unmistakable Entrepreneur." His book captures the drama of entrepreneurship in an unlikely metaphor: surfing. The Unmistakable Creative CEO explains how, writing, "Great can be having a popular blog or it could be becoming Elon Musk. It is really about someone's standards. Changing the world doesn't have to be this grand gesture that everyone notices. Does everyone need to be Steve Jobs? No. But can everyone change the world in some small way?"

Tiffany Pham went from investment banking to producing successful films to running Mogul, a website that enables women worldwide to share ideas, solicit advice, and access content based on their personal interests. Learn more about how this YEC member built a global media empire for women.

In his latest Inc media feature, YEC'er Alejandro Velez, co-founder of Back to the Roots, explains why founders should put their mission before their products and what questions they should constantly ask themselves.

Member Companies Hiring

YEC member company SD Wheel is looking for a Chicago-based Senior Manager of Customer Service to help transform the company's customer facing interactions.

John Harthorne's team over at MassChallenge is growing and looking for new hires across all departments. Visit the career page to see if you qualify.

YEC member company Powered by Search is looking to hiring SEO specialists. If you're interested in joining Dev Basu and his team, click here.

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