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  • TAP Tech Tour: An Inside Look at pymetrics.com

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February 26, 2015
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


110 5th Ave., New York 10011

For the next iteration of our “Inside Look” series, we’ll be visiting another hot NYC company that’s reinventing the career search and hiring process using cutting-edge neuroscience — it’s like OkCupid for job searching.

This month, we’ll be visiting pymetrics, a venture-backed tech startup that is changing the way people search for jobs: You play simple, online neuroscience games which then identify the personality traits that fit your optimal career path, while helping companies find ideal candidates.

We’ll hear from several employees, including the CEO of pymetrics, as well as Taiwanese American Alena Chiang (featured in this month’s “TAP spotlight” here), in business development, operations, and analytics, about what life is like at pymetrics, transitioning from MBA/corporate to a startup, and plans for the company’s latest round of funding.

Before the event, we highly encourage attendees to sign up, play the games, and discover their profiles here: https://pymetrics.com/register/

Space is extremely limited for this event, so act quickly. Free of charge; however, if you miss the event without providing notice, you will not be considered for future TAP exclusive “Inside Look” company visits and events. Please sign up for the waitlist if tickets are not available, as additional spots may become available.

More on the Panelists:

Alena Chiang is the head of user acquisition at pymetrics, and heads up the campus ambassador program. She has her MBA from Columbia Business School and BA in marketing and biology from UT at Austin. Between undergrad and business school, Alena worked at General Mills for 6 years, peddling food to supermarkets in fun cities around the country. She loves MS excel keyboard shortcuts, indiscriminate snacking and making things out of paper.

Frida Polli is pymetrics’ CEO and chief visionary. Frida has spoken at MIT and Harvard, appeared on CNN, and contributes on career and entrepreneurship to Forbes. She was named a Robert Kaplan Life Science Fellow by Harvard Business School. Before founding pymetrics, Frida was an award-winning neuroscientist at Harvard and MIT. Frida has too many degrees: an MBA from Harvard, a PhD from Suffolk, and a BA from Dartmouth. Frida balances entrepreneurship with being a mom to an amazing 8 year old. Say hi on Twitter @fridapolli

John heads up back-end engineering at pymetrics. Prior to joining pymetrics, John worked at MIT on projects as diverse as identifying neural biomarkers for educational success in children, biomarkers of genetic depression, and improving methods for fMRI data processing. John holds dual degrees in Cognitive Science and Biomedical Engineering from Tufts. He is passionate about problem solving and rock climbing.

Fedor is the head of frontend development at pymetrics. Before he was at pymetrics, Fedor was a co-founder of recruiting software startup TipTal and inventor of an electric-powered longboard. He graduated with a degree in Engineering Sciences from Harvard University and has always enjoyed creating functional and well-designed hardware and software products. When he’s not building, Fedor likes to pole vault, travel, and experiment in the kitchen.

Naveed juggles front- and back-end engineering at pymetrics. He was previously the Lead UX Engineer at an edtech startup, Coursolve. He also helped develop real-time EEG analysis software for use in research and clinical settings. Naveed has a BS and MS in Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering from Brown. He enjoys building things, playing the guitar, and sports. He is also an avid photographer and a huge Harry Potter fan. @nnj

Farai is the head of digital marketing at pymetrics. Before joining pymetrics, he led a North Carolina based digital media startup called Euddle. Farai graduated with a degree in Public Policy from UNC-Chapel Hill. He enjoys travelling, reading and watching soccer.

Tim is a data scientist at pymetrics. Previously Tim worked as a quant trader at Citi working on a variety of trading and research roles. He holds a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Operational Research from Cornell. He is a crazed film buff and somehow still finds himself supporting the New York Knicks.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Work-Bench (110 5th Ave., New York 10011)

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