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Steve Dean

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Founder & Career Matchmaker @Jobsuitors; Online Dating Consultant & Speaker @Dateworking

Founder & Career Matchmaker @Jobsuitors; Online Dating Consultant & Speaker @Dateworking

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Involved In





Contributor Startup Grind June 2015 - present
Advisor TrintMe June 2013 - present
Analyst, Product Strategist Courtland Brooks April 2013 - present
Co-Founder Jobsuitors September 2012 - present
Founder, Online Dating Consultant Dateworking November 2011 - present
Mobile App & Web Strategist Fueled January 2013 - May 2013
Guest Blogger Coffee Meets Bagel January 2013 - April 2013
Product Advisor OkCupid October 2011 - September 2012
Independent Researcher Swarthmore College September 2010 - January 2011


Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth Business Bridge Program 2011 - 2011
Swarthmore College Political Science, Public Policy 2007 - 2011
Centro Universitario de Estudios Hispánicos (Madrid) 2010 - 2010
La Salle College High School 2004 - 2007

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Marketplaces
  • • Recruiting
  • • Growth hacking
  • • Rapid scaling
  • • Talent acquisition
  • • Technical Recruiting
  • • User Acquistion
Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Green
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

For as long as I can remember, I’ve found the status quo to be intensely restrictive. I rebelled against religious dogmatism in middle school, educational regulations in high school, and relationship norms in college. Today, as an entrepreneur and digital nomad living across 10 cities, I challenge notions of locational and vocational rigidity on a daily basis. I’ve been uniquely lucky in my ability to choose my own path every step of the way, but billions of people around the world don’t have the freedoms or opportunities that I’ve had. I’m motivated to change that, and I’ve found that the best way for me to make sustainable changes is to connect people so that their collective efforts can rapidly scale, or even better: to create platforms for connecting those people. I've connected people to jobs, apartments, roommates, cofounders, friends, and even new romances. I feel totally exhilarated when I can connect people so perfectly that their newfound interactions send positive ripples into the world.

I’m only one person, though, so I’ve needed to scale my own capacity for connecting. On the relationship front, I became a dating consultant, speaker, & writer. I use my Dateworking consultancy to introduce thousands of people to new ways of forming positive, sustainable friendships and relationships. On the employment front, I’m building a startup, Jobsuitors, to give millions of jobseekers the opportunity to get matched directly to jobs that fit their unique lives & circumstances rather than having to rely upon prefabricated career paths and an opaque network of job boards. Everyone has unique skills and a unique and valuable perspective, and I want Jobsuitors to capitalize on that.

What’s next? Five years from now, I want to create businesses and institutions that can connect individuals not just romantically and professionally, but also educationally and civically. As of today, the technology for these massive scale changes is all ready and available. It’s just not all connected. Yet.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

A cofounder, at this stage in my Jobsuitors venture, would need to be someone who can so solidly own the product's UX design and frontend development that we'd wonder how we ever made a day of progress without them. They'd need to be forward-thinking, with a super knack for intuiting user needs and creating features to keep users engaged, excited, and eager to share their experience with their friends.

As an Advisor

I am happy to hop on the phone or meet up for coffee on a monthly basis, and make myself available via email/FB on a weekly basis, to anyone seeking help in planning, launching, or growing their startup.

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VS Joshi
They're my friends  •  Founder, TrintMe. Previously Founder, Social Intentions Inc.
great domain knowledge of dating space.. right age group, right hunger
Vincenzo Belpiede
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Stellup. Previously Building cool new apps!, But first a longer holiday in Europe.
I usually try to quickly meet dozens or even hundreds of people at conferences and I'm focused on finding the best of the best. Steve is one ... of the most energetic, thoughtful, kind, nice and product savvy people I know in the social networking and dating space. His passion will take him far!
David Landau
We worked together  •  XPRIZE Vanguard, XPRIZE and Mentor @ Singularity Labs, Singularity University. Stanford GSB grad. University of Michigan grad.
Steve is a wonderful human being who cares about his friends, his value, and his cause. His dedication to Jobsuitors is based on more than b ... eing a founder; it's based on a belief, a cause. I would gladly work with Steve, and heartily encourage others to consider the same. He has a high degree of perceptiveness and sharpness that balances with a compassionate nature, and has taught me more than a few things about nurturing relationships. Three cheers for Steve!

Vincenzo Belpiede
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder, Stellup. Previously Building cool new apps!, But first a longer holiday in Europe.
Vincenzo is the kind of entrepreneur who really makes me proud to be part of this community. He consistently goes out of his way to help oth ... er entrepreneurs with product advice, introductions, and growth opportunities. In addition to his efforts to help others, he's also excellent at maintaining a deep focus on his goals and really driving product forward. He's a great asset to any team and to the startup community as a whole.