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Roxanne Varza of Station F

Roxanne Varza Looks Back on the History and Future of Station F

In the middle of Paris’s 13th arrondissement, a few blocks away from the banks of the Seine, stands a former railway depot. It used to be known as la Halle Freyssinet; today it’s simply Station F. And it’s the world’s biggest startup campus, housing 1,000 companies within 34,000 square meters. To put that in Parisian perspective, it’s the size of the Eiffel tower lying down. We spoke with Roxanne Varza, the director of Station F, to get a sense of what’s been happening since the campus opened in June 2017.

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Ruth Penfold Director, Talent Acquisition at Shazam

Shazam Director of Talent Acquisition Ruth Penfold on Why Honesty is the Best Policy for Recruiting

Honesty is the name of game for Ruth Penford, the director of talent acquisition for Shazam. In fact, Penford believes honesty is so critical for recruiting, the first thing she did after joining the music sharing startup was to invite in a group of consultants to ask current employees about how they felt about the company.

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The untapt Team at the AWS Pop-up Loft New York

Using Machine Intelligence to Predict Your Career Success

Here at untapt, we’re using machine learning to reinvent the hiring process for software engineers. We’ve built a digital hiring platform that matches developers with hiring managers and puts them directly in touch with each other. Initially focused on FinTech, untapt will soon expand to cover technology hiring across broad industry verticals. I want to share a bit about our history, how we came to be, what we’re planning next, and how AWS helped make it happen.

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Gordon Daugherty Capital Factory AWS

The Dilemma of the Startup CTO Title

Gordon Daugherty has been a startup advisor for more than 15 years and now serves as Managing Director for the Capital Factory accelerator in Austin, Texas (Capital Factory is an AWS Activate partner). Through his Shockwave Innovations advisory practice, Gordon is an angel investor and active blogger seeking to help entrepreneurs achieve their wildest dreams. Here’s his take on the “CTO” title.

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