RiseSmart Honored Alongside Companies Including Pinterest, Square and Dropbox as Nominee for The Economic GrowthSTARS Awards

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Leading provider of enterprise career management solutions among 135 private companies with potential for IPOs and contributions to economic growth and jobs.

Enterprise career management CEO discusses award nomination

RiseSmart CEO Sanjay Sathe dicusses Economic GrowthSTARS award nomination

This nomination proves we are among the cutting-edge companies that are turning industries on their heads with their tech-savvy business models.

RiseSmart, the leader in enterprise career management solutions, has been named a nominee for The Economic GrowthSTARS Awards, a new entrepreneurship industry award program founded by Equidity. RiseSmart is nominated alongside tech giants Coupa, Dropbox, Marketo, oDesk, Square and Twitter.

On Thursday, November 21, Equidity, Silicon Valley Bank and other sponsors hosted a VIP Reception and Launch Party to honor the Top 135 GrowthSTARS nominees. They also honored the investors supporting the GrowthSTARS’ successes.

“To be placed in the same category as such successful and respected companies is quite an honor,” said Sanjay Sathe, president and CEO of RiseSmart. “Our goal at RiseSmart is to leverage the power of technology and human touch to help people find jobs and empower those who are employed to forge their own career paths. This nomination proves we are among the cutting-edge companies that are turning industries on their heads with their tech-savvy business models.”

The National Venture Capital Association has found that for more than four decades 90 percent of job creation occurs after an initial public offering. UC Berkeley’s Dr. Enrico Moretti has further discovered that each new technology job created has a multiplier effect, contributing five more jobs to the economy.

“The Economic GrowthSTARS Awards – the new Entrepreneurship Industry Awards –recognize companies with solid fundamentals that can make a real impact, not only in delivering great products to their customers, but to the American economy at large,” stated Mona DeFrawi, CEO of Equidity. “Industry leaders, attorneys, accountants, financial printers, bankers and others serving the entrepreneurship industry vote to nominate these companies for the GrowthSTARS Awards.”

VIPs in attendance at this year’s GrowthSTARS event included members of Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, NEA, Sequoia, Khosla Ventures, IVP, media personalities and international investors. For more information on The Economic GrowthSTARS Awards, visit http://equidity.com/events/.

About RiseSmart

RiseSmart is a leader in enterprise career management solutions that drive employee engagement, improve retention, and burnish employer brands. Through its employee-centric career-management platform, RiseSmart Compass, and its results-oriented outplacement solution, RiseSmart Transition, RiseSmart helps high-performing organizations successfully cultivate passionate, engaged employees and loyal alumni ambassadors. RiseSmart's innovative approach to human capital management has earned the company a wide range of awards and recognition from organizations including Bersin by Deloitte, the Best in Biz, Gartner Inc., the Golden Bridge Awards, LAROCQUE, the Momentum Index, Red Herring, the San Francisco Business Times, SiliconIndia, the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, the Stevie Awards and TIE. For more information about how enterprise career management can help you, visit http://www.risesmart.com.

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