Startup Career Fair to Host Free Event Connecting Founders and Job Seekers

Last Updated: March 19th, 2021By Categories: Press Release3.1 min read

LOS ANGELES – (March 8, 2021) – There’s good news for students and alumni of Los Angeles area colleges and universities and beyond seeking jobs with startups and founders seeking a pool of qualified potential employees. Untapped Future of Work Studio-Accelerator is partnering with Los Angeles area higher education institutions for the 2021 StartUp Career Fair, to be held virtually on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 9am-3:00pm, where hundreds of Founders will be recruiting. The event is free for job seekers and startup businesses to register.

Says James Bottom, Managing Director for Untapped Future of Work Studio Accelerator: “We’re excited to bring more than a dozen Southern California universities together to promote this event to their communities to help students and alumni secure jobs in early stage ventures.”

Employment roles that will be most heavily recruited lie in these areas:

  • Business Development, Customer Discovery and Sales and Marketing
  • Technical resources for Front and Back End Development
  • Designers with UI/UX, Wireframes, Mockups and Graphic Design.

Partners in the event include USC, Techstars, Pepperdine University, UC Riverside, University of LaVerne, UCLA, UC Irvine, Cal Lutheran, Loyola Marymount University, Arts Center Pasadena, Cal State Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, NEW Economics for Women, Grid 110 and IBX.

Founders can apply for a free virtual table by clicking here to meet a wide variety of interested students and alumni. Application deadline is Sunday, March 21, 2021.

Interested students can register for the free event here to discuss opportunities or create new ones.

Additionally, female students who register for the event have the opportunity to compete for two $2,500 scholarships to further their education endeavors through an essay contest, made possible by entrepreneur Stephen Semprevivo and the New Women’s Business Center. Eligible students must be interested in an entrepreneurial career, be legal US residents 16 year or older and must be enrolled in programs at one of the following accredited institutions: UCLA, Pepperdine University, Los Angeles Trade Tech Community College, LA Mission College or the University of La Verne. For more information on how to enter the scholarship competition, please visit Application deadline is May 15th and winners will be selected on June 1st. The winners will also receive 20 hours of consulting time from Stephen Semprevivo, two startup books as well as resources and templates from the Women’s Business Center.

“One of our many initiatives is to connect with small businesses so that we can create incubators at community colleges and smaller regional universities,” says Quentin Strode, COO of NEW Economics for Women. “There is a great deal of untapped creativity in underserved communities and our goal is to bring those resources to the locations where they are most needed. This career fair is a great place to start.”

“This is one of the largest Career Fairs for startup organizations in the region,” concludes Bottom. “We look forward to serving as a bridge to these communities and contributing to the economic development of the Los Angeles region and beyond.”

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About Future of Work Studio-Accelerator

The Future of Work Studio-Accelerator is a 9-month intensive program for founders passionate about disrupting work environments, designing new models of work, developing new tools for enhanced productivity, and bringing well being into the workplace.

About New Economics for Women

New Economics for Women sparks economic mobility for women, particularly for Latinas and their families, through wealth creation, housing, education, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement. We empower generations of women and families to thrive.

About Stephen Semprevivo

Stephen Semprevivo is a business consultant based in Los Angeles, California. His focus is on helping entrepreneurs build their businesses. He is constantly looking for new ways to mentor and help startup companies for the greater good. For more information, please visit

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