WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the last few years, Washington D.C. has made great strides to attract entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, incubators, and accelerators in an attempt to build its startup bona fides and place itself among the serious east coast centers of innovation. 2016 will be no exception.
According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers and National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree™ Report, Washington D.C. ranked 10th in 2015 for VC funding–receiving $786 million across 144 deals. Although not yet pari passu with Silicon Valley's $21.5 billion in 2015 VC funding, the nation's capital has a deep commitment to supporting startup ventures.
Taking advantage of its Washington D.C. location—a hub for international business and policy—Global Professional Search (GPS) is a woman-owned startup to watch in 2016. GPS is a smart job-matching service with an online platform and matching algorithm that reduces the time employers spend finding and filtering global talent. GPS differentiates itself from competitors with unprecedented access to candidates with "global competencies"—foreign language proficiency, overseas experience, regional expertise, and a global mindset—in addition to industry-specific knowledge.
Formal agreements with well-known international organizations—including the National Peace Corps Association, Institute of International Education, AIFS, and other study abroad organizations—provide GPS with ongoing access to a pool of multilingual candidates with significant overseas experience. GPS is also partnering with various language teachers associations and universities to promote GPS to their students and alumni in order to encourage language study vis-à-vis employment. In collaboration with the military community, GPS is helping transitioning Vets leverage their overseas experience into professional job opportunities. This pipeline of candidates positions GPS as a primary source of global talent to meet the growing demand. GPS is ideal for:
- Defense contractors eager for multilingual techies with security clearances.
- Companies expanding overseas.
- Internationally-focused foundations and nonprofits requiring staff with regional expertise.
- Any employer developing an organizational culture with a global mindset
FREE for candidates, GPS is not a job or resume board. Instead, GPS confidentially solicits an employer's hiring criteria and uses an algorithm to match candidates in its database based on these criteria. By only presenting pre-qualified global talent, GPS saves employers time and money. GPS aims to be one of the largest repositories of global talent in the world. Visit the GPS website.
Kirsten Brecht Baker
SOURCE Global Professional Search
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Jan 12, 2016, 10:04 EST