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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sidd Goyal's Assured Labor Covered in FastCompany

Sidd Goyal's (SLP Boston Class of 2010) startup, Assured Labor, was recently covered in Fast Company. Assured Labor, aka EmpleoListo, is an SMS platform that helps wage-earners find jobs via their mobile phones. Sidd is one of four founders of Assured Labor, which raised Angel money this year while Sidd was in SLP. Assured labor has since deployed its service in Nicaragua and Mexico via partnerships with major mobile operators in those countries.

Yesterday, Assured Labor won Omidyar Network's Mobile Fast Pitch Competition at the Social Capital Markets 2010 conference in San Francisco. The company will be showcased for the rest of the conference, which continues today and tomorrow.

Sidd will be one of four entrepreneurs featured in an upcoming Startup Leadership Event called, "How I got Funded", which will take place on October 19th, 2010 at Dogpatch Labs in Cambridge. Early registration is now open to friends of SLP at our Eventbrite Registration Page.

Excerpt from Fast Company's Article on Assured Labor:

Text Here for a New Job

Assured Labor's Founder and CEO, David Reich, thought up his idea for a mobile, text-message-based employment service for low-income individuals while a graduate student at MIT's Sloan School of Management. He got together with fellow students at MIT and Harvard and together they hashed out a plan to launch in Boston, then slowly take over the world. With co-founders from around the U.S. and around the globe, the team launched in Mexico this week. From Mexico City, Reich told Fast Company how the latest launch is going.

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