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Stacklist Event: Careers at Startups: What You Need to Know

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“There's a ton of hype around both working at startups and launching a startup. There's excitement, risk, reward and the eschewing of the corporate path. But what's the reality? And is it right for you? We’re getting together early employees and career experts to share their advice and experience about working for a startup.

We’ll discuss the ups, downs, and truths about startup jobs with Larissa Maranhao Rocha, Employee #1 at Brex, Adrian Ryan, Employee #2 at General Assembly, and Bilyana Freye, Co-founder & CEO of Hoppin, as they share their advice with an audience of people starting their careers or transitioning.

Network with other ambitious entrepreneurs and to connect with some of NYC’s fastest growing startups.

You should attend if:

  • You are graduating soon or early in your career

  • You are interested in making a career transition

  • You are exploring a job or career in startups

  • You are hiring

About the panelists:

  • Larissa Maranhao Rocha, Employee #1 at Brex - Larissa Maranhao is the first employee at Brex, the first corporate card for startups. She was deeply involved in the early iterations of the company, working on everything from recruiting an international workforce to developing sales strategies, helping customers along their journey to financial modeling.

  • Adrian Ryan, Employee #2 at General Assembly - Adrian was the second employee at General Assembly, where he went on to run outcomes programming for all bootcamps. From there, Adrian has started multiple organizations companies, and currently serves as Executive Director for Measured Politics, a PAC that fundraises for Democrats in red states & works with political scientists to publish research on the efficacy of our fundraising efforts.

  • Bilyana Freye, Co-founder & CEO of Hoppin - Bilyana is building the world's first job shadowing marketplace, where trying jobs is as fast and easy as booking a hotel room. After graduating from the London School of Economics, Bilyana had a diverse career: from investigating organized crime in Bulgaria to international finance in London and Hong Kong and now, technology in New York. She knows first hand you can't possibly know if a job is right for you without experiencing it first and is on a mission to democratize the job discovery process.


6:30 - 7:00: Drinks & Networking
7:00 - 8:00: Panel
8:00 - 8:15: Audience Q&A
8:15 - 9:00: More Drinks & Networking

Stacklist hosts startup events in NYC to help entrepreneurs learn from successful founders & experts. Previous speakers have included the founders of Greenhouse, Movable Ink,, and Techstars. You can find all of our past events and speakers here!

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Thanks to Alley powered by Verizon for hosting our event. Alley powered by Verizon locations are developed by Verizon, the world’s leading technology company, in collaboration with Alley, a membership-only community workspace for creators. Each location is a curated community powered by the emerging technologies and thought-leadership of Verizon.

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