Networking event welcomes local technology, engineering talent

Participating startup companies look to fill nearly 100 jobs

RoundUp for StartUps is an exciting and different networking event designed to bring together local tech and engineering experts with Dallas-based startups.

East Dallas resident Chris Gay, founder of two startups, is the brains behind this inaugural event, and hopes it will help keep the tech-savvy talent in Dallas — instead of continually losing them to Silicon Valley or Boston.

Gay realized when he was trying to fill positions in his new startup company, Zengine, all the local software engineers were nowhere to be found. He anticipates this event will not only help the vibrant startup community in Dallas find the perfect talent for their companies, but also help ease the unemployment problem we’ve all been facing.

RoundUp for StartUps will get the attention necessary to inform Dallas, and of course the software/tech engineering community, that talented startups are right here in our own backyard, and they can be part of the “next big thing” without moving to the East or West Coast. The goal of this free, fun and innovative networking event is to match great companies with great tech talent in the community. With nearly 30 participating startup companies looking to fill nearly 100 jobs, anyone who is interested in joining a young and growing technology startup company – from recent graduates to seasoned professionals – is welcome to attend.

Roundup for Startups will help spread the message that a startup lifestyle is fun and rewarding, and provides employees the opportunity to watch their efforts and ideas grow a company from the ground up.

The event starts at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at Deep Ellum Brewing Co. But remember – it’s a social networking event – not a job fair, so no blazers or resumes allowed!

All you have to do is RSVP to this free event at

Submitted by Shelby Menczer. 

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