Place hundreds of unemployed professionals in a room with dozens of cutting-edge start-ups and what do you get? Jobnob, a hot, new networking resource that connects unemployed volunteers with cash-strapped companies that could use their help.
The networking sensation has quickly garnered a large following with hundreds attending the wildly popular Bay Area "Happy Hours," where skilled attendees armed with free time - and a hunger to keep their skills fresh - are matched with exciting companies searching for quality help.
The first-ever South Bay Happy Hour takes place at The Tech Museum, a natural fit for Jobnob, whose innovative origin and focus on high technology runs parallel to the museum's mission to reflect the creative spirit of Silicon Valley.
"We started these Happy Hours as a creative way to respond to the tough times faced by the tech community in the Bay Area. There just aren't enough jobs for job seekers, and tech startups are having a difficult time getting funding," said Jobnob co-founder Julie Greenberg. "By bringing these two groups together, the tech community can help itself through the economic downturn. The Tech Museum is the perfect place for us to have our South Bay event because it celebrates and honors Silicon Valley innovation and entrepreneurship."
Hundreds are expected at the first-ever South Bay Jobnob Happy Hour, where skilled volunteers are matched with start-ups in need of quality help
4:30 - 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 29
The Tech Museum, 201 S. Market St., San Jose
* The event is free and open to the public but registration is required
For more information about the event, visit www.jobnob.com/happy-hour/southbay-july-29-2009
About The Tech Museum
The Tech Museum is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum - located in the Capital of Silicon Valley - is a non-profit educational resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives. Through educational programs such as The Tech Challenge, our annual team design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, Inc., The Tech Museum celebrates the present and encourages the development of innovative ideas for a more promising future.
Jobnob organizes Networking Happy Hour events that match up jobseekers willing to volunteer at least 5 hours a week with cash strapped startups who could use their help. Job seekers can keep their resumes current and startups get talented help. Jobnob will be soon be launching an online community where jobseekers and startups will be able to set up profiles and connect online anywhere in the US.