Several times per month I meet with people looking to join a startup in Atlanta. After talking through what they’re looking for in terms of startup size, stage, industries, and culture, I offer up a four step process to get more methodical with the search:
- Make a spreadsheet of potential startups from the Atlanta Tech Village Job Board, Venture Atlanta Presenting Companies, and ATDC Signature based on which ones look interesting (or use every startup listed to be exhaustive).
- Cross reference the startups in LinkedIn to get their current number of employees and CrunchBase to get their current amount of funding to understand size, stage, and scale.
- Filter the overall list down to 5-10 startups based on the different attributes and further research.
- Reach out to the startups directly about opportunities as well as ask for an introduction through a mutual acquaintance.
Entrepreneurs love to talk to people that are proactively interested in finding an opportunity at their startup. Follow this four step process to find an opportunity in Atlanta.
What else? What are some other ideas to find an opportunity at an Atlanta startup?