Tired of TPS Reports? Join a Startup - MatchupCamp

"Let me ask you something. When you come in on Monday, and you're not feelin' real well, does anyone ever say to you, 'Sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays'?"

"No. No, man. Shit, no, man. I believe you'd get your ass kicked sayin' something like that, man."

- Office Space

Do you or someone you know ever think about knocking down the walls of your cubicle and busting out?  Maybe you're coding backend trading apps for Goldman or doing UI for CondeNast.  Have you ever wished that you could join a small group of people and try to change the world.

That's great, because New York entrepreneurs, developers, and designers need you.  Maybe you have an idea and need a developer or you're a contract developer looking to dive into your own thing, but need a business person to join you.  Contract work is great, but why settle for working on O.P.P. (other people's projects)? 

nextNY is doing an event all around getting people who want to join startups together.  Best part is, you won't get hounded by recruiters or "venture vultures" looking to sell things to you.  Here, you'll just meet other people thinking about the entrepreneurial path.

Here's the info:

MatchupCamp – matchmaking for startups – is all about startup networking, creating a place for ideas and talent to meet. There are many events matching professional services to startups – this one will focus on those looking to get their hands dirty and build something new. MatchupCamp has the sole objective of bringing together people looking to start, expend, or join a startup in New York (and the tri-state area).

MatchupCamp is for those looking for others to work together building exciting ventures in New York. There is no requirement for full time commitment – anyone who wants to take part is welcomed, even if they only have a few hours a week. The important thing is that you are interested in taking part. If you got ideas or skills, come find others to share them with:

  • People with ideas looking for others to develop it into a real product
  • Anyone with some free time thinking about jumping into the startup world looking to see what’s out there
  • Developers looking for cool part-time or full-time projects
  • Startup founders looking for employees or co-founders
  • Students looking for internships
There are many opportunities for large companies and vendors to recruit people and market their services, but this is not one of them. We are trying to create a different kind of event that is all about coming together and build something useful, from co-founders to full time employees, to a night-time hobby venture. So please, only come if you are representing yourself and only yourself and you’d like to explore the idea of joining a startup or are looking for people to help you with yours.


Wednesday, November 28 @ 7PM

For Your Imagination

22 West 27th Street

6th Floor

New York, NY 10001

."...We don't have a lot of time on this earth! We weren't meant to spend it this way. Human beings were not meant to sit in little cubicles staring at computer screens all day, filling out useless forms and listening to eight different bosses drone on about about mission statements."

- Office Space

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