Sep 22, 2020
On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear
some startup wisdom from the Founder and CEO of Blendoor
, Stephanie Lampkin. Blendoor is
inclusive recruiting and people analytics software that mitigates
unconscious bias. Candidates are sourced from hundreds of strategic
partners and universities and presented to recruiters without the
candidate’s name, photo, or dates. Blendoor was also the winner of
the Startup of the Year pitch competition in 2015.
We also hear some segments from some of our Established Team
members. Our VP of Engagement, Rich Maloy, provides some advice
with the “VC Minute” and our Director of Strategic Operations and
managing member of Established Ventures, John Guidos, gives his
“Pitch Deck Pointers.” Lastly, our Co-CEO Frank Gruber
provides his thoughts about how to stay positive in the current
state of the world.
As mentioned in the episode, please join us for our upcoming
8th Annual Startup of the Year Summit which will be held online on
November 16-18. The Summit is a curated experience for emerging
founders, seasoned entrepreneurs, corporate innovation leads,
accelerators, and investors to build relationships that fuel
success. Summit is also the culmination of the 2020 Startup of the
Year competition, and attendees can expect some of the
- The Top 100 Startups will compete for the 2020 Startup of the
Year championship title.
- Up to $20K in potential investment from Established Ventures
for one of the semifinalists.
- $10K non-diluted cash prize for a U.S. Veteran-led company from
- Curated connections for the Top 100 with investors and
- Keynote speakers, such as Tim Draper, Mary Grove, and
- "Ask Me Anything" sessions with VCs, Corporate Leaders, and
- Opportunity to network with expert judges and mentors, such as
Phil Nadel, Lesa Mitchell, Erica Minnihan, and more.
- You can learn more about the Summit and register for the event
at the following link: https://summit.startupofyear.com/
Also, please get your free .US domain today by going to the
following link: soty.link/dotusplus
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