🌞 Earlywork Monthly Update (October 2023)
Our first partnerships hire, 6000 members milestone, and two Finder Awards nominations!
Howdy Earlyworkers! 🤠
We’re underway with our final cohort of Earlywork Academy for the year, bringing us to 190+ fellows who have built tech sales skills with the crew!
A BIG announcement dropping next week but in the meanwhile, here’s a rundown of what’s happened in the last month:
🐝 The Buzz
What’s been happening with the team?
We welcomed our first-ever partnerships hire, Maddy Stubbs! She's joined the team to lead our relationships with Aussie startups, helping them find better junior sales talent, faster! If you haven’t already, send her a message on LinkedIn and say hey!! 🚀
🏆 The Earlywork Village ticked over 6,000 members! As always ,a huge shoutout to the folks who contribute each day in the Village. It’s been insane to witness folks finding jobs, mentors, co-founders, investors and making lifelong friends all through the community.
We were nominated for two Finder Innovation Awards!! We were finalists in both the Most Innovative Team & Best Social Impact Innovation categories.
Dan spoke on two SXSW Sydney panels! He hosted conversations on the creator economy, angel investing, and the workforce of tomorrow.
New Partners 🤠
Well howdy! Meet five new companies that have joined Earlywork Academy as a hiring partner, getting access to vetted, pre-trained tech sales talent:
Instant: Building the world’s best-performing online checkout experience.
Safewill: Helping thousands of Aussies plan end-of-life care & solutions.
Pax8: A global marketplace to buy, sell and manage cloud solutions, headquartered in the US.
Factory: Building software for manufacturers to create orders, collaborate on work, track jobs, and communicate with customers from one location.
Andzen: Helping eCommerce merchants convert visitors and customers into loyal brand advocates through digital marketing solutions.
Fellow Success ✍️
October saw 10 Earlywork Academy fellows land their first tech sales jobs!
A big congrats to the following fellows 🎉
Daniel Lui - SDR at NielsenIQ | Former Door-to-Door Sales Rep
Jake Van Breen - SDR at Schneider | Former Operations Manager
Atharva Karle - SDR at BrightHR | Former Service Technician
Benjamin Stidwill - SDR at Shippit | Former Bartender
George Wanigasundara- SDR at ConnexOne | Former Insurance Sales Consultant
Gurtej Singh - SDR at Andzen | Former UX Designer
Harry Oates - SDR at Shippit | Former Graduate Consultant
Jack Rule - SDR at Instant | Former Founder
Ajit Ramyavaran - SDR at DocuSign | Former Customer Service Advisor
Rishikanth Nair - SDR at Factory | Former Sales Specialist
The Customer 5 🧠
The Earlywork team’s 5 favourite reads & resources from this month to level up your go-to-market thinking
Let us know if you’ve come across any other golden stuff on sales & customer success lately!
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