What they do: There isn’t a large enough ‘pipeline’ of minority candidates qualified for the best positions. Jopwell is a recruiting platform that allows employers to connect with Black, Latino, and Native American candidates from colleges across the country. Why it’s a big deal: While 11% of CS graduates are black or Latino, they only make up 5% of the workforce in Silicon Valley. Companies like Goldman Sachs (where the founders used to work) haven’t changed their diversity hiring model since the Civil Right Era. The problem is really just a lack of exposure. There are good candidates out there, but companies don’t know how to market the breadth of available roles to minority candidates.Jopwell is the first hiring platform aimed at raising minority CS and other non-techinical candidates to the surface. They already have candidates from over 200 schools across the country and clients such as Square, Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, Facebook and many more.
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An Alum of Yale and the Lawrenceville School. Formerly Foreign Exchange at Goldman Sachs. Published author of “Yes, You Can”.
Former Analyst at Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse. Wharton School alum.
Porter Braswell is the CEO and Co-founder of Jopwell. Jopwell is a platform that helps companies connect and communicate with minority candidates for internships, entry-level, and experienced hiring opportunities. Jopwell was a part of Y Combinator's 2015 Summer batch and was voted a top five team to watch out for by Inc magazine.
After graduating from The Lawrenceville School in 2007 and Yale in 2011, Porter started his career on the foreign exchange sales desk at Goldman Sachs covering hedge funds and asset managers. While at Goldman Sachs, Porter wrote the book "Yes, You Can - The Secrets Revealed for How to Get into and Succeed at America's Top Universities and Colleges" after years of mentoring students.
In addition to being an author and entrepreneur, Porter has a passion for traveling and has visited over thirty-five countries and six out of the seven continents. He recently launched his blog porterbraswell.com where he writes about the startup journey. He currently lives and works in New York City
A graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Ryan began his career as an analyst on the FX sales desk at Goldman Sachs. He left Goldman in the summer of 2014 to launch Jopwell.com alongside former coworker and Yale graduate Porter Braswell. An online platform that connects minority candidates with top tier companies for internships and employment, Jopwell is the natural evolution of Ryan’s commitment to corporate diversity and inclusion. At Jopwell, he is focused on building a strong pipeline of talented, diverse candidates from across the country.
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