Update: Startup Fair 2022 is postponed and applications are closed. We've made the difficult decision to postpone Startup Fair 2022 until next year given the current macro environment. Please check back here for updates on our 2023 event, and check out Startup Search for the latest startup roles and event opportunities.

100 builders | 15 startups

Meet breakout startups at Startup Fair.

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Build real connections with leaders at career-defining startups.

Match with top startups

We’ll pair you with companies that want to get to know you.

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Join career workshops and AMAs with founders ahead of the event.
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Meet 1-on-1 and explore startup booths

Chat directly with founders, execs, and talent teams.
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We'll help you get prepared.

Our mission is to help you foster genuine connections with leaders at career-defining startups. No resume dumps or impersonal outreach, just real conversations with real people.

attendees get exclusive access to

AMAs with founders and CEOs.


Career prep workshops and panels with Heads of Talent.


Office hours with our talent team.


Access to the Contrary team + network.

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Are you an undergrad or new grad builder interested in working for hyper-growth startups like Ramp, Stytch, Lightyear and Anduril?

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