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Founders and chief technical officers (CTOs) of several startup businesses spoke at the NYC Tech Talent Draft, a career panel discussion for Cornell students Feb. 1, 2012 in Phillips Hall.

The panelists discussed the pros and cons of working at a startup compared with a larger company, and noted the kinds of skills they look for when hiring engineers and software developers.

Panelists: Liz Crawford, CTO at Birchbox, a beauty and lifestyle product firm; Premal Parikh, CTO at Everyday Health, which offers personalized health tools and news; Tom Fuller, chief of engineering at Next Jump, an e-commerce company that handles loyalty programs for merchants; Danny Wen '00, who studied computer science at Cornell before co-founding Harvest, a company that develops time tracking software for businesses; and Josh Knowles, managing director of Pivotal Labs, which develops web and mobile applications.

was sponsored by the New York City Economic Development Corp. and was part of the inaugural Cornell Startup Career Fair.