CFE Event: Navigating Startups

Poster for CFE Event: "Navigating Startups"

Monday, February 21, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Cahoots.

Career advice from a panel of those in the startup Ecosystem. The world of startup recruiting is often a mystery. When do they recruit? What do they look for in employees? What’s the culture like?

Hear from three distinguished panelists in different stages of their careers in the startup ecosystem. Join in on the conversation about the journey of a career in startups and entrepreneurship – whether you’ve yet to begin the journey or you’re already in it. Panelists will equip early stage employees or seasoned vets with insight on how to navigate this ever changing work space.


  • Charlie Andrews is CTO and second employee of an early-stage, venture-backed startup in Ann Arbor that makes it easy for artists to self-distribute subscription-based content to their online audiences while donating a portion of the proceeds to a cause they believe in. Before this, he worked as a senior software engineer at Google on Chrome.
  • Padowithz Alce, Founder of AI Patent Law, which is a patent boutique that works with startups with AI and various technologies including notable startups with A2 connections.
  • Thressa Nichols is Head of People at Groundspeed Analytics where she determines People related strategies, improving engagement, retention, and employee morale by developing successful teams. Groundspeed Analytics is her fourth startup, where she uses her love of building communities to help the People Operations team foster an inclusive and collaborative environment.

This event is in partnership with Cahoots, a startup co-working space in Ann Arbor.

February 21st from 5 to 6:30 PM

Cahoots, 206 E. Huron Street, Ann Arbor (across from the Hands-On Museum)
Food provided