Congrats to Our New Grads and Award Winners at the Spring 2016 Talent Expo

Startup Institute's Talent Expo is a demo day, a celebration, a graduation, and a job fair all at once.

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At Startup Institute, we know our students are incredible. On the day of Talent Expo, we want the talent-hungry tech community to know it, too. Talent Expo is a special kind of day—a demo day, a celebration, a graduation, and a job fair all at once. It’s a chance for our grads to share their toughest challenges and greatest triumphs in a compelling 60-second pitch. Their goal? To captivate an audience of hiring managers looking to connect with awesome people and find the talent they need to grow their teams.

Our spring 2016 Talent Expos in Chicago, Boston, and New York this past week were fantastic—the #1 mood lift for recruiters, as our Chicago program director Lisa Schumacher described. Our students’ pitches were sometimes funny, often thought-provoking, and always fascinating. They all walked away from the day with new connections or scheduled interviews.

Instructor Awards:

At each Talent Expo, we celebrate the instructors who’ve made the biggest difference in our students’ lives. The instructors whose teaching and mentorship were voted exceptional receive a Student Choice Award. Without further ado, our Student Choice Award winners for the Spring 2016 cohort.

Award-winning sales and account management instuctors:

Congrats + thx to award #winning #sales instructors, @KatyaSiddall @emakeithappen @rongarrettny Click To Tweet

Award-winning web development instructors:

Congrats to award #winning #webdev instructors, @kieranklaasen @JohnnyC115 @nicholalexander Click To Tweet

Award-winning marketing instructors:

Thanks to our #winning #marketing instructors, @AshleyAboutTown @TheSunak @VikashShah Click To Tweet

Award-winning web design instructors:

Many thx to award #winning #webdesign instructors, Mike McLaughlin @madelenamak @gideongoldin @gilesphillips Click To Tweet

Award-winning core curriculum instructor:

 

Owl Award Winners:

We present the Owl Award to the Startup Institute alumni who continuously offer help, support, and understanding to members of the community. We were delighted to present the Owl Awards to the following alumni for being wonderful examples of the pay-it-forward mentality Startup Institute stands for:

Congrats to #SIOwlAward #winners @AlissaAmpezzan @nicholalexander @JulieOhAodha @617snob @andrewarei Click To Tweet

We’re beyond grateful for the dedication and generosity of all of our Student Choice instructors and Owl Award winners. Thank you for all that you do.

Thank you to all who came to Talent Expo to support our students and the growing innovation communities in Boston, Chicago and New York.

Interested in learning more about Talent Expo, and the 8 intense weeks that lead up to it? Download our Program Guide for more information.

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Mila Hadzhiracheva

Mila curates and creates content to help readers of the Startup Institute blog define their passions and discover exciting new career paths. She came to Startup Institute shortly after graduating from the University of Cambridge in the UK. Before coming to the US, she lived in Bulgaria, Germany, England and Venezuela and learned to speak four languages. When she’s not in the office, she likes to hike, watch film noir and read fantasy novels.


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