Creating access to talent and funding
In true lean startup fashion, The Hub was launched in iterative stages in which the value proposition and features were put to the real test via actual user behavior. Firstly, we launched the initial version of a recruitment platform tailored specifically to startups and targeting job seekers interested in joining startups. Each startup has its own page on which they can showcase their culture, mission, products, and that special ingredient that will make them stand out in the eyes of applicants. This feature among others that came later were developed based on insights from the validation phase that showed the shortcomings of traditional job sites. Since the launch in late 2015, The Hub has become the largest startup recruitment site in the Nordics. We have now attracted more than 5,000 startups across Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Northern Ireland. The startups have posted more than 11,000 jobs ads, and we are seeing the +40,000 weekly visits converting to 2,500 weekly applications.
Today, The Hub has become a community of startups, investors and experts. In addition to the recruitment section, The Hub also offers best practice guides as well as a funding tool which can match startups with the most relevant funding options, based on industry, experience, level of maturity, and team size. The funding tool includes profiles of more than 300 top investors.