First time Mentoring at 1776

A belated post, but better late than never! Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting with three members of the 1776 incubator. This was, by far, the highlight of my week. Three very different, completely fascinating startups that are headed for a really bright future.

talentmatch, a talent recruiting network that lets job seekers use and enhanced profile to connect with potential employers.

Military Jobs Network, a site and service that helps military veterans find civilian jobs based on the skills they acquired during their service. This closes one of the critical gaps for veterans returning from the field.

Perfect, an app that lets you easily locate restaurants with open tables and make a reservation. They would be a direct competitor to OpenTable, without the crappy UX and rapidly-expiring “points” nonsense. They’re aiming for the small restaurants that OpenTable leaves behind.

Each of these startups is in a different phase of their own development as businesses, and it was a great treat to get to know the founders. I’m really looking forward to the next round and keeping in touch with these folks as well.