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
Congratulations to YEC member Shradha Agarwal. Her company, ContextMedia, was recently nominated for Chicago Inno's 50 on Fire award. Those nominated are some of the most innovative and influential leaders in technology, education, marketing, food, healthcare and more.
— ContextMedia (@contextmedia) October 14, 2015
We'd also like to congratulate our other Chicago-based YEC members nominated for this award:
To see the full list of nominees, click here.
We have exciting news from YEC'er Mike Hostetler. After serving as the CIO for Rent Like A Champion, the company will be appearing on ABC's Shark Tank on October 30th, 2015. Congratulations on all your hard work, Mike. We're looking forward to the results after the airing.
ZappRx founder and CEO Zoe Barry was recently featured in VentureFizz's article, "Zoe Barry: Solving Problems in Healthcare with ZappRx and Catalyzing Women Entrepreneurship in the Process." The piece shares Zoe's passionate interest in the healthcare industry, the reason why she started the company and her hopes for the future. As the article states, "ZappRx is now serving as a one-stop-shop for doctors. By eliminating inefficiencies, faxing and paperwork, ZappRx enables patients to attain necessary medication and therapy in a matter of days, not weeks."
John Rampton of Due recently published a piece in Inc. titled, "How to Make Your Employees Happier Every Day." In the article, John shares that implementing small changes, including flexible work days, exercise and quality time, improves productivity and positivity in the workplace.
YEC member Rahul Varshneya, co-founder of Arkenea, contributed the Inc. article, "The Most Common Reason Why Outsourced Software Development Fails." Rahul explains that while outsourced product development generally faces criticism over quality and deliveries, it's no better or worse than buying services locally.
Member Companies Hiring
YEC member company Motto is looking to hire a Dallas-based Branding Product Manager. Co-founder and Creative Director Sunny Bonnell is looking for a manager who would work alongside a small, passionate team and will serve as the control center for all of her projects. Click here if you have interest in applying or know someone who is looking.
— Sunny Bonnell (@sunnybonnell) October 12, 2015
You Don’t Want to Miss This
We'd also like to congratulate all our YEC members who are listed as Boston's 50 on Fire Finalists: Scott Bailey, MassChallenge. Fan Bi and Danny Wong, Blank Label. Alex Fedorov, Fresh Tilled Soil. Nick Rellas, Drizly. Nathan Rothstein, Project Repat. Shaun Johnson, Startup Institute. Joshua Summers, Clypd. Lyle Stevens, MAVRCK. Rob Biederman, HourlyNerd. Jordan Fliegel and Arian Radman, CoachUp. Frederick Townes, Placester.