An intern turned down a full-time job offer from Silicon Valley e-lender Upstart Network Inc. because he didn’t want to move to the San Francisco Bay area.
Then Upstart opened an R&D center in Columbus.
“He took that offer in a second,” CEO Dave Girouard said. “We feel very positive Columbus is a place we can recruit around the country and say, ‘Look, if you’d really want to build a career in Silicon Valley, we have that – and if you’d rather live in a city like Columbus, we have that too.’ ”
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Story excerpt provided by Columbus Business First.
Written by Carrie Ghose.
Originally published February 27, 2019.