Startup & Entrepreneurship Fair

An annual career fair that brings together local startups in the Boston area to meet and hire students.

We had over 200+ undergraduate and graduate students meet nearly 40 companies!
Scrumptious refreshments catered by Boston College’s very own: BC Dining!

We want to start off with thanking everyone, students and companies, for attending the Startup & Entrepreneurship Fair! It was an incredible success with over 200 undergraduate and graduate students coming to the fair and nearly 40 different companies who tabled, including student-run companies. It was a packed house in the Murray Function Room on the 4th floor of the Yawkey Center and the Start@Shea team couldn’t be happier to witness all the networking and opportunities that students had to engage with companies at the fair. A special thank you also goes out to Boston College’s Heights Catering as well as BC’s Career Center for the table set up, refreshments, and support for signing in students. The entire fair could not have been possible without everyone involved, especially all the students for engaging with companies.

If you are looking for more information on the fair and who attended, please look for the link at the bottom of this for access to the informational pamphlet that was given out at the fair at the check-in desk.

Highlights of the Fair

1. Swag/Merch/The Goods

In any career fair, there is the unspoken competition of ‘who has the best merch.’ Toast crushed the game with their Toast Socks which went viral among the attendees. Seeing students in their business attire holding a pair of neon orange socks brought fun and life into the room. UberDoc upped the standards and creativity with their mini doctor squishies. Catalant appealed to hungry driven students with their own packaged popcorn, and a huge shoutout to Bevi for staying true to their value of sustainability by handing out individually packaged bamboo straws. There’s no way to pick a clear winner, but, overall, this career fair had the best merch collection by far!

Uber Doc’s adobrable and tiny squishie doctor figurines
Toast was a crowd favorite with their socks.
Who doesn’t love free popcorn?

2. Student-Founded Startups

Having startup reps come into BC was great, but having many of our own student run BC startups was amazing. A huge thank you to Phoebe Jon, Busways, Spotted, 5-Minute Investor, Millie, Conditer, and ScriptChain for coming in during exam week! They stepped up and showed up. Every single one of them brought enthusiasm to the career fair and attracted just as many students as other companies. One of the best parts was finding out afterwards that many of our student startups found interns from this career fair. We are so proud to be able to offer this venue for our students to find more members and grow their business. But of course, we’re only the middleman — none of this would have been possible without the efforts of our student entrepreneurs and student attendees. *Pat on the back* Also, check out Phoebe Jon’s empowering stickers!

Conditer: where style meets the culinary arts! Check Illona’s patisserie out on Instagram: @bc_conditer
PhoebeJon is a female workwear brand taking out the workout of dressing for work.
We need more of this posted everywhere.

3. Loads of Fun

Who said career fairs are boring? This event was one of our best yet. We saw continuous smiles and laughter from beginning to end — maybe our Startup & Entrepreneurship Fair is just extra special. Jokes came from the Drizzly corner every time age came up. We loved the snacks table where you would awkwardly see someone for the third time while you both pile more food onto your plate. (We all stress eat sometimes, absolutely no judgement there.) Who can forget the Diive team with their undying energy lighting up the room (Maybe it has something to do with the candy they were offering? Or their South African accents?).

Shoutout to the Diive team for bringing an immense amount of energy for the entire duration of the fair!

4. THE Pamphlet

There was a brief summary of all companies in attendance.

Linked HERE is the the pamphlet from our Startup & Entrepreneurship Fair from Spring 2020. Please email us if you have issues accessing,

Thank you to our very own student executive team member, Nimsu Ng for putting together this pamphlet! All in all, thank you to everyone who came and had fun. We definitely did and we hope to see you next year!

Thanks for reading! We are Start@Shea, the student executive team of the Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship at Boston College.

If you want to learn more about who we are, what we do, and our upcoming events, please feel free to visit our website. You can also subscribe to our newsletter here, and if you have any further questions or comments, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at startatshea@gmail.com!

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The Authors: Executive Team Members — Maggie Yan ’22 andAlina Yan ‘23

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Start@Shea is the student executive team of the Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship at Boston College. Learn more at startatshea.com