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Spigot, Inc. Judges FGCU Entrepreneurial Contest Virtually!

Six Spigot, Inc. employees got the awesome opportunity a few weeks ago to judge the FGCU Entrepreneurial contest. Typically, this contest is held in the Emergent Technology Institute Building in a Shark Tank format – but due to Covid, students pre-recorded their pitches and sent them to us virtually. Although we did miss being in the classroom and meeting the students face to face – we still had fun!

FGCU has an amazing program for young adults with a passion and drive to be an Entrepreneur called, The Runway Program. According to their website, The FGCU Runway Program is a free business incubator open to students and alumni that are accepted into the program. Currently located off campus at the FGCU Emergent Technologies Institute Building, participants have access to two 1,300 ft2 shared work spaces, computers, cameras, audio equipment, design and development software, and regular mentoring fromt heir expert faculty, staff, and community startup coaches.

Participants are required to regularly meet with assigned Runway Program Advisers to receive feedback on ideas and progress, in addition to setting goals towards launching their venture. The Runway Program follows the Lean Start-Up methodology. Participants identify and validate the existence of a problem or opportunity, and then develop solutions and a plan that they can test on real people. At the end of the 16-week program, student participants have the opportunity to pitch for equity-free seed funding to launch their businesses.

Spigot, Inc.’s involvement with FGCU, specifically the Entrepreneurial college has been extremely beneficial for both our business and their students. 1/4 of Spigot, Inc. employees are FGCU Alumni and we are looking forward to judging more contests and continuing to hire students!

If you are looking to work for a company with an entrepreneurial mind-set we’d love to speak with you! Send your resume to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog. Be sure to follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot Inc lifestyle.

Spigot, Inc.’s Ben Tucker Inspires Entrepreneurial Students at FGCU Campus

A few weeks ago one of  FGCU’s  Entrepreneurial class came for a tour of Spigot, Inc. and got the opportunity to listen to Ben Tucker, Elina Terenteyva and Shayna Paolucci speak about our company culture, the reasons we’re successful as a company (and individuals) and what it took for us to get here. The students and professor loved it so much that they asked Ben to come to one of the Senior Level classes and speak to students graduating about Spigot, Inc. and advice on how to have a successful future.

He spoke a lot about the “Spigot, Inc. Mentality” and just having the right mentality in general. He talked about the way he thinks about things as a manager, and how it’s not about age or experience – but who’s best for the job. He honed in on not settling or punching a time clock everyday to just have a job.  He explained how the generation we are in; employers like young leaders and that we’re in a generation that doesn’t discriminate. He told the students that he likes when his employees are better than him and he can learn from them, because it makes him a better leader.  Ben stressed that even when people doubt you (which many doubted him) to still follow your gut, because you know what’s best for yourself when others around you don’t always. He told them if you are passionate about something, listen to what people have to say – but trusting yourself is a huge key to success. He spoke about finding a company that will invest in your leadership growth and as you go through your career, finding a company that invests in you and helps you grow.

He opened up about his failures that led to his success and spoke about how failure is okay and part of growing. He explained to them that even most of the leaders in our company have lost large amounts of money for the company taking risks and it’s okay. When mistakes happen, we take our people aside and we say “let’s think about what we can do better next time.”

Overall our visit to FGCU was extremely successful. Ben stressed to the students that our company IS epic, but he isn’t trying to sell the company – he is trying to sell the dream of “don’t sell yourself short.”

Spigot, Inc. loves their relationship with FGCU and the opportunity they give our leaders to inspire their students.  1/4 of our employees graduated from there and we will continue to hire! If you want to be a part of an awesome company with an great mindset, we would love to speak with you!

Send your resume and cover letter to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog.

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Come Check Out Spigot, Inc. at the FGCU Career Fair!

Are you graduating soon and looking to jump start your career ASAP? Spigot, Inc. might have the perfect (and most fun) job for you!  We are going to be at the FGCU Career Fair on Wednesday, October 3rd from 10 – 3- so if you are on campus make sure to stop by! We will have a prize wheel with the chance to win branded ping pong balls, koozies, phone wallets, T-shirts, red bull and more! We are actively hiring in our Fort Myers location and always looking for competitive and driven individuals to become a part of our team.

Spigot, Inc. often offers internships; and we are always seeking talented Analysts, Media Buyers and Developers in the local area. We also LOVE hiring FGCU graduates and right now we have a total of 16 alumni – which makes up 1/4 of our employees. We recently participated in the Career Fair in the Lutgert College of Business. We spoke with a student in the CIS program and offered him an internship.

If an innovative, digital tech company sparks your interest – make sure to stop by our booth! You can also send your resume and cover letter to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot, Inc. blog. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot Inc lifestyle.

Spigot, Inc.’s VP of Emerging Businesses Inspires FGCU Entrepreneurial Students

FGCU’s aspiring entrepreneurs got the opportunity to take a tour of Spigot, Inc. yesterday morning to listen to our VP of Emerging Businesses, Nick Jackson, speak about Spigot, Inc.  He spoke to the FGCU students about Spigot, Inc.’s (and his own) wins and failures that led Spigot, Inc. to where we are today. He told the students that it takes drive, competitiveness and the willingness to fail fast to be successful. The class,  led by Annie Stout – Instructor for Management and Entrepreneurship, also got the chance to talk about their business ideas, receive feedback and even do a mock interview with Spigot, Inc.’s Nicole Wilcox. Afterwards, students lined up in the break room to speak with Nick, share their ideas and find out more about opportunities with Spigot, Inc. 

Professor Stout even invited Spigot, Inc. back to speak with their class in the future and said they would be back for another tour next year with a whole new class of Freshman. Spigot, Inc stays involved with FGCU Career Development Services, as they are a huge benefit for students who are preparing to launch their career. Spigot, Inc. President, Ryan Stephens, has also spoken to numerous classes at the college and this certainly will not be the last. Spigot, Inc. is very fortunate to have inspiring leaders that are willing to teach and inspire local students.   Spigot, Inc also participates in career fairs hosted by FGCU, meeting students who are eager to become interns in a fast paced environment where they can learn onsite and possibly grow into a full time position.

If you feel like you have the drive and passion to launch your career in a start up environment, send your resume and cover letter to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog.

Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot Inc lifestyle.

Foosball Craze at Spigot, Inc.!

Today was an exciting day here at Spigot, Inc.!  We love to have fun and to compete with one another and there’s no better way than Foosball competitions. We have so many competitions that we can’t stop wearing out our foosballs. Our new Office Assistant, FGCU Graduate Megan Wells, started her career with us today and her first task was to order us some more balls. We can’t just have any foosballs, though – we have to order the top of the line OFFICIAL Tornado Dynamo Shelti Foosballs to ensure we are playing as precisely as possible. Our total order for the day came to over $40! Working hard to accomplish our goal is our number one priority, but playing hard to increase company morale and bring friendly competition is also a top priority.

                                                                           

As you can see on the whiteboard above we LOVE to keep track of our data! We are hiring Data Scientists! If you want to join a data-driven, entrepreneurial spirited, fun company Spigot, Inc. would love to speak with you! Send your resume to careers@spigot.com for review and check out ALL or our adventures on the Spigot, Incblog! Be sure to follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot, Inc. lifestyle.

Spigot, Inc will be at the SWFL Regional Career Fair May 2nd at FGCU Alico Arena

On May 2nd, 2018 Spigot, Inc will be at the largest career fair to occur in Southwest Florida at Alico Arena on the FGCU campus… home of #DunkCity. Spigot, Inc has several positions available locally at our Fort Myers office and we are excited to speak with job seekers in the community.

The career fair is open to the public, not limited to FGCU students. While the students are finishing their final exams, beat the crowd and stop by Spigot, Inc booth #54 in the morning. EXAM STUDENTS – Spigot, Inc has a post exam recovery kit for you. Be sure to come by and get yours. The morning session is from 9AM-12PM while the afternoon session is from 1PM-3:30PM. Spigot, Inc will be there for both sessions.

Spigot, Inc is giving away a Vizio 39″ Flatscreen Smart TV to one lucky applicant. Spin our prize wheel as we have many other giveaways! We’ll see you at the Spigot, Inc booth #54. Leave your resume to be entered for the grand prize and spin that wheel.

If you feel like you have the drive and passion to launch your career in a start up environment and are unable to attend the career fair, send your resume and cover letter to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog.

Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot Inc lifestyle.

Entrepreneurial Students Were Inspired by Spigot, Inc President, Ryan Stephens

Ryan Stephens, President of Spigot Inc spoke to aspiring entrepreneurial students again at Florida Gulf Coast University. This class, led by Reid Lennertz, Director of FGCU Career Development Services was very engaged and inquisitive. Hands raised across the room when Professor Lennertz asked if there were any questions. One student who was so intrigued by the Spigot, Inc story stopped by the office after he completed his day at the college. Ryan sat down with him and other colleagues to learn more about him and his interests. He was also given a tour of the office by our new Executive Recruiter, Shayna Paolucci!

Professor Lennertz invited Ryan back for his future classes and also sent Spigot, Inc and Ryan a nice thank you. “Once again, Ryan Stephens, President of Spigot, Inc was a guest lecturer in our Entrepreneurship course. The students really enjoyed hearing about his experiences of building an innovative company. We are fortunate to have a successful executive in our community who is willing to share his expertise with our students!”

Spigot, Inc stays involved with FGCU Career Development Services, as they are a huge benefit for students who are preparing to launch their career. Ryan has spoken to numerous classes at the college and this certainly will not be the last. Spigot, Inc also participates in career fairs hosted by FGCU, meeting students who are eager to become interns in a fast paced environment where they can learn onsite and possibly grow into a full time position.

If you feel like you have the drive and passion to launch your career in a start up environment, send your resume and cover letter to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog.

Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot Inc lifestyle.

Spigot, Inc Sponsored the FGCU Spring 2018 Business Career & Internship Expo

If you didn’t know, Spigot, Inc is right around the corner from FGCU! Our team at Spigot, Inc has many FGCU alumni on staff as well as current students working with us as interns. This year we sponsored the event to show our support and thanks to FGCU Career Services for their dedication and leadership to their students success. The room was buzzing with college students eager to learn about the companies at the expo. Spigot, Inc was very pleased with the turnout and excited about the possibilities of adding more FGCU Eagles to our team.

Spigot, Inc welcomes visitors. Reach out to us if you would like to check out our cool, laid back offices. If this sounds like an environment that you would thrive in, send us your resume and cover letter to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog. Are you a fit? Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on our Spigot Inc lifestyle.

Spigot Inc President Speaks to Aspiring Entrepreneurs at FGCU

Ryan Stephens, President of Spigot Inc is becoming a regular at Florida Gulf Coast University. Recently he spoke to one of the newest classes added to the curriculum in the Lutgert College of Business at FGCU, a minor in Entrepreneurship. The class, led by Professor Annie Stout were engaged and inquisitive. She sent warm regards to Spigot Inc. ” Thank you so much! My class was so excited after Ryan finished speaking about entrepreneurship! It is amazing when students are exposed to a local tech company and Ryan helped to start the conversation in hiring the right people for a start up and long term business success.” Thanks to all of the FGCU staff and the FGCU Career and Development Services for these opportunities to connect with young, like minded students who are eager to become the next big thing!

Spigot Inc Attends the Largest Career Fair in Southwest Florida at FGCU’s Alico Arena

Southwest Florida has not had a career fair this large in quite some time. Today, May 3rd, our Spigot Inc team is representing at Alico Arena, also known as “Dunk City” just a few miles from our Fort Myers office. We know first hand that Florida Gulf Coast University has awesome talent as many of our employees are graduates. What a great opportunity for Spigot Inc to mingle with some of the current students who are interested in summer jobs, internships as well as kick-starting their career with a fast growing leading digital marketing and technology company.

Spigot Inc is one of the 70 employers attending. We want the community to know that we are right around the corner from Florida Gulf Coast University, across from the Gulf Coast Town Center and conveniently located for Fort Myers residents as well as Naples residents. We are growing rapidly. Not only do we have internships available at Spigot Inc, we are also actively hiring for entry level positions as well as senior positions.

Come out and meet Spigot Inc at the Southwest Florida Career Fair at FGCU’s Alico Arena. We will be there until 3pm!

Spigot Inc is one of the world’s leading digital performance-based marketing companies, dedicated to providing superior results for our advertisers and media partners.  Spigot Inc accomplishes this by combining best-in-class expertise in media optimization and targeting with our in-house analytics and big-data technology.