Competition for start-ups is getting stiff. Requirements for funding and expectations of traction increasing, even incubators are flooded with hundreds of applicants. Rejecting business plans and startups is hard work and surely a tough task, here’s a very small lesson: don’t email over 60 entrepreneurs and forget to BCC them.
Yesterday NYC Startup Job Fair sent one rejection email to over 60 start-ups explaining how there were only 40 slots open and within 2 minutes everyone who was on the email thread began discussing starting their own job fair. By the end of the night a landing page was setup and twitter account created (@startupjobsny). Rumor has it that Fred Wilson and David Tisch are already behind the initiative, so far it looks like the group’s name is Silicon Alley Job Fair.
Is there a start-up bubble? Is it “sexy” to be a startup? Too much volume?
Despite whatever is going on in the community change happens fast and the community is very quick to rally itself together. Hang on.