The Whether powered by Better Weekdays was announced the winner of the Launch startup competition held by SXSWedu in Austin, Texas (part of the South by Southwest Festival), on Thursday, March 9. Chris Motley is the CEO and founder of the St. Louis-based company.
The SXSWedu competition targets early-stage companies that are focused on supporting teaching and learning.
The Whether by Better Weekdays, is a job-matching application that helps universities improve the job-placement outcomes of its graduates. It also helps companies hire candidates based on job compatibility and culture fit. It is free to the students and job hunters whom the platform is intended to help. Motley described the app as being very simple and easy to use.
“We get the simplest information we can get, such as which degree you’re pursuing, and use that to connect you to relevant jobs,” Motley said. “We aggregate about a million live jobs every day, scraped from all across the internet.” The Whether connects the skills of those jobs back to what a student is majoring in and the courses they are taking.
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