Allan Isfan is a co-founder of FaveQuest, a young start-up. This blog covers start-up topics.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


carleton students and favequest: win win win

I was very fortunate to have been in a co-op program during my university years and remember clearly all the great projects I was involved in. I was given real jobs ranging from board design to building a test robot (that was the coolest!). It was an absolute thrill and helped launch my career, getting a job offer before I graduated from electrical engineering in the early nineties when jobs were scarce.

It is now time to create the same opportunity for a couple of very bright students. I am happy to announce that FaveQuest is collaborating with Carleton University and OCRI to place two students with FaveQuest starting this January. The lucky students will get to develop real products at the absolute bleeding edge of social networks, on-line video and mobile applications. On top of that, they get to be part of a real start-up that is just about to launch publicly with a large media partner. They'll get to truly experience and learn how it is done at a very early stage (and probably see some mistakes too). They'll even get to attend meetings with real customers! Wait ... it gets even better. The students will get paid and can work part-time (15-20 hrs/week). There could even be opportunities for summer work and even equity (i.e. shares). How often does a student get such an opportunity?

To be clear, I'm looking for a couple of very special individuals. They need strong software skills (idealy Java) who love writing code so much, they do it for fun! At least one applicant needs to have strong interest in the business side of things. You must also be a full time student at Carleton U or the Bachelor of IT program (in collaboration with Algonquin College) with preference given to students in 3rd or 4th year.

If you fit the bill, click on the following link to register for an event on November 17th at 4:00. Note that there is a limit of 20 people so don't wait. "You get one shot, one chance to play"

I'm so excited to meet all of you and get your assitance in launching a great new Ottawa based company. C U soon.



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