Startup Wisconsin launched last Thursday as part of the Startup America Partnership. They didn’t waste anytime either, and kicked off their kickoff party with a quick pitch contest with a quick $1750 in prizes. The prize money was furnished by the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich.
A new employment website startup called The Good Jobs, was victorious in the quick pitch competition. The woman owned startup from Milwaukee is creating a jobs site that will launch this summer. Their spin though is that they are matching people up to jobs based on lifestyle badges.
For example, companies that are hiring use proprietary badges to identify things like their commitment to the environment and the planet, or flexible scheduling. All of the things that an employment candidate would be looking for as far as “lifestyle” or “quality of life” are concerned in a new job.
Too often you go into a job interview because you really need a job and forget to ask the important questions. That cruise you have scheduled in two months with your 90 year old grandparents could be in jeopardy if you don’t know ahead of time how a company is about prior family appointments. The office closes at 5pm, does that mean you can still make your sons soccer practice at 6:00? Quality employers know these things are important.
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The Good Jobs even has a badge for climbing up the ladder. Are you going into a dead in position? Are you looking for a job where you can climb up the corporate ladder? Maybe you’re willing to sacrifice that promotion to midlevel management in order to get that flexible scheduling.
As they say in their pitch video, The Good Jobs connects people, with well The Good Jobs. This great pitch and technology is why The Good Jobs won the Startup Wisconsin contest as well as coming in first place at the iTalent Innovative Recruiting Technology competition at a human resources industry conference in Washington DC last month.
A group photo sharing for brides startup called WeDo took the second place prize Thursday night and the third place prize went to DocWrite a mobile documentation management system for dictation and transcription.
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