Plug and Play Tech Center played host to the second annual Bitcoin Job Fair this Saturday, an event that brought industry startups big and small together with a new wave of job seekers for a busy all-day affair.
More than 20 companies including 21 Inc, BitPay, BitGo and ChangeTip filled a conference hall crowded with roughly 350 job seekers of all ages and interest levels.
Plug and Play FinTech director Scott Robinson said the biggest contrast to 2014’s inaugural event was that participating startups were better capitalized and farther along in product development.
Robinson indicated that this may have, in turn, put more pressure on job seekers who were competing for companies with specific needs.
He told CoinDesk:
“This event had higher quality. They were very specific about who they were hiring and how they were hiring. They were the better companies that were able to survive, much more mature and tactical in terms of how they were hiring.”
The assertion was supported by the majority of companies, which demonstrated a willingness to prioritize the quality of the applicant over the nature of the position.
“We’re looking for talented people, period. It’s not necessarily looking for a job description.