David Vencis

Articles by David Vencis

David focuses on growing the partner ecosystem as Startup Institute Boston's Associate Director. He comes to Startup Institute from partner companies EverTrue and LevelUp and has nearly a decade of sales and sales management experience across multiple industries. Typically, you can find David sporting a rugged beard and chances are he's overly caffeinated on cold brew coffee. When not focusing on ways to catalyze Startup Institute's growth, you can find him skiing, playing hockey, at a concert or spending time in beautiful Portsmouth, NH.

How to Move from a Retail Sales Job into a Sales Career at a High-Growth Company

If retail isn’t stimulating you as you’d like it to, the transferable skills you’ve built in that role can help you to land a non-retail sales role. Transitioning from a retail work experience, a sales opportunity at a high-growth company can be challenging. At your retail sales job, you may have had a set of sales techniques you followed and always knew what was expected of you. Once you move into a new role, all this comfort and familiarity goes right out the window. This kind of sales job requires resourcefulness, ambition, and lots of innovation. (more…)

5 Top Design Companies in Boston

When you are new to the field of web design, it can be challenging to know what companies would be the right fit for you. At Startup Institute, we immerse you in the tech ecosystem from day one of the program, introducing you to our hiring partners to help you build your network and gain exposure to the companies that will be a fit for your career goals—both as a learner and a teammate. (more…)

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