Ottawa-based CareerJSM launches at world’s biggest startup festival


Ottawa-based CareerJSM counted itself among attendees at this year’s Launch Festival, the world’s largest startup event.

Launch Festival brings together some of the world’s best and brightest in the startup space, including talks from thought leaders like Dave McClure of 500 Startups, Lyft CTO Chris Lambert, and Jenny Fielding from Techstars. The festival was founded by serial entrepreneur Jason Calacanis, an early investor in Uber and Tumblr, and every year boasts about 15,000 attendees, four stages, and 250 speakers.

CareerJSM launched its job seeking platform, which allows job seekers to track and manage their job search across all hiring resources. Users can also receive customized alerts, suggesting the next steps to take in the job search and recommended jobs to apply to. Jeffrey Doucet, co-founder of the platform, had four minutes to pitch on stage, while 500 Startups Venture Partner Monique Woodard and Google developer advocate Don Dodge were among those listening to Doucet’s pitch.

CareerJSM is an alumni of the L-Spark accelerator program in Ottawa. “In the time that CareerJSM has spent in our Accelerator program, the co-founding team has secured key strategic partnerships with 20 Canadian University institutions and has garnered interest from the Silicon Valley investment community,” said Leo Lax, Managing Director at L-SPARK. “L-SPARK provides support and mentorship that will guide SaaS entrepreneurs to opportunities such as the one today at LAUNCH Festival,”

Watch CareerJSM’s pitch at Launch Festival:

Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang

Freelance tech writer. Former BetaKit News Editor.

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