StartupDrinks

StartupDrinks – Hiring

 

When: Wednesday April 1st 2015 @ 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Where: The Pheasant Plucker (2nd floor) @ 20 Augusta Street – Hamilton, Ontario

What: StartupDrinks Hamilton is a monthly networking event for Hamilton’s tech and startup community. The event involves talks by subject matter experts on topics relevant to startups – UX, funding, management, sales & more will be covered, with a focus on one topic each month.

Rough Agenda:
6:30pm – 7:00pm – Arrival & mingle
7:00pm – 8:00pm – Talks about Hiring
8:30pm – whenever – stay, drink, relax

 

 

Talks

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Dave Found


Director of Software Development at Indellient

 

Dave graduated from the University of Guelph with a degree in Computer Science. After gaining technical experience in a variety of positions, Dave discovered his niche in the realm of software development. He continues to explore new technologies to develop rich web applications suitable for enterprise needs. In addition to this, he also resourcefully manages additional roles as head of HR, IT and Office Administration – one of the many perks of being partner at a small company.

 

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Stephanie McLarty


CEO @ REfficient

 

Stephanie McLarty is an award-winning young entrepreneur and champion of responsible and sustainable corporate practices.

Stephanie graduated from the Arts and Science program at McMaster University in 2003. She traveled internationally, taught English overseas, and pursued a master’s degree in peace and conflict transformation. Returning home, she found work assisting in the disposal of surplus equipment at Rogers and realized there is an increasing need to dispose of equipment sustainably. In 2010, Stephanie launched REfficient, an online reuse marketplace and services for businesses. REfficient helps companies get rid of unwanted equipment by selling it to small and medium-sized businesses at up to 90 per cent off the cost of new hardware, connects companies to recycling services and also provides clients with detailed sustainability reporting. Stephanie was a finalist for Ontario in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, one of the most prestigious business awards in Canada, and she was one of three Young Professional Leaders appointed to the International Electrotechnical Commission in 2010. REfficient has been recognized by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade as one of the top companies in the clean tech sector and the company is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise through WEConnect Canada.

Stephanie recently moved REfficient from Mississauga to Hamilton, where she now lives. The company also operates hubs in Vancouver, Edmonton and Halifax and, since its launch in July 2010, has kept 430,000 kilograms (equivalent to about 40 school buses) out of landfills.

 

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Jason Diller


Applications Engineering Manager @ PagerDuty

 

Prior to his position at PagerDuty, Jason was development manager at Freshbooks, a software developer at Ivra, as well as a consultant and systems analyst. Jason co-authored TweetSharp, a a Twitter API library that greatly simplifies the task of adding Twitter to your desktop, web, and mobile applications. Jason has also worked as an instructor in the Centennial College Interactive Digital Media graduate program.