CareerJSM Unveils the World’s First Job Search Management Application at Launch Festival in San Francisco
San Francisco, California, March 4, 2016 – CareerJSM, the world’s first comprehensive job search management application founded by two Canadian entrepreneurs, launched on stage today at LAUNCH Festival. The festival, founded by serial entrepreneur Jason Calacanis, an early investor in Uber and Tumblr, is the largest startup conference in the world, with 15,000 attendees, four stages, and 250 speakers.
Startup alumni from the LAUNCH competition include Dropbox, Mint, FitBit, Red Beacon, Brilliant.org, Yammer, and 400 others.
CareerJSM allows job seekers to track and manage their job search across all hiring resources. Job seekers receive customized alerts, suggesting the next steps to take in the job search as well as recommended jobs to apply to. Founded by two graduates of McMaster University, Jeffrey Doucet and Tristan Toye were frustrated with the tools and resources provided to their peers when they graduated from university and entered the labour market.
The first release of the CareerJSM software, launching across Ontario, will be used by more than 70,000 registered users at twenty partner institutions.
“We look forward to integrating CareerJSM into our Magnet network, delivering their job search management features to over 70,000 registered users across the province of Ontario. CareerJSM’s tools reflect the process we have been emphasizing for students to engage in, tracking all of their activity and approaching the job search in a structured and strategic manner. We look forward to using the data derived from CareerJSM to drive decision making so that our institution and the broader post-secondary education sector can better understand job search trends and outcomes for our student population,” states Mark Patterson, Magnet Executive Director, Ryerson University.
“In the time that CareerJSM has spent in our Accelerator program, the co-founding team has secured key strategic partnerships with 20 Canadian University institutions and has garnered interest from the Silicon Valley investment community. L-SPARK provides support and mentorship that will guide SaaS entrepreneurs to opportunities such as the one today at LAUNCH Festival,” states Leo Lax, Managing Director, L-SPARK.
Over the next few months CareerJSM will begin their roll out to additional post-secondary institutions across North America.
CareerJSM is the first job search management platform, built by two young entrepreneurs in Toronto, Canada, who were frustrated with the challenges their peers faced transitioning from education to employment. The product allows the job seeker to track every job that they are applying to on any platform, and then delivers customized notifications to the job seeker based on their activity engaging them in a structured and productive job search. Currently, the product is sold to universities and colleges to help their students find gainful employment upon graduation. Visit us at www.careerjsm.com.
L-SPARK is the only Canadian Incubator and Accelerator that focuses exclusively on Enterprise SaaS and cloud start-ups. With established relationships with key venture capital firms, angel investors, and the investment community at large, the goal is to support a deal flow of fundable Enterprise SaaS startup companies in Canada. Visit us at www.l-spark.com, connect with us on linkedin.com/l-spark or follow us on Twitter @LSPARKGlobal.