It’s a modest savings ($50). But for those booted out of a certain deals-driven operation and staring at a sudden new career deal, every penny counts.
For its April 17 hiring event NYC Uncubed at the Metropolitan Pavilion, Wakefield Media has decided to open the doors gratis to all former DailyCandy employees. From a company rep:
“As a daily newsletter showcasing startups, Wakefield supports one of the original trailblazers in the industry. That’s why, as a show of our gratitude to DailyCandy, we are offering FREE tickets to all former DailyCandy employees so they can attend the hiring event and land their next startup job. We think the opportunity for these talented people to get in front of some of the country’s best start-ups is the least we can do to thank them for paving the way.”
Well played, Wakefield. Anyone interested at the DailyCandy end should email Wakefield founder Chris Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org). Companies participating in the Uncubed event include Thrillist Media Group, Mashable, BuzzFeed and Gilt Groupe. Thrillist CTO Mark O’Neill is also one of the confirmed speakers for the Spring 2014 edition alongside Moat founder Noah Goodhart, Zillow VP Susan Daimler, WeWork chief of staff Stella Templo and BarklBox co-founder Carly Strife.
Update (April 17):
A rep for Wakefield tells us that 18 former DailyCandy staffers took them up today on the free-admission offer. Bravo!