Austin’s Main Street Hub adding more than 30 jobs by end of 2011
By John Egan
Main Street Hub, a tech startup that moved to Austin from San Francisco in June, is preparing to more than double its workforce by the end of 2011.
As of Aug. 29, Main Street Hub had 27 employees in Austin. By the close of 2011, the company should have 60 employees, says Matt Stuart, co-founder and president of Main Street Hub.
With an emphasis on Facebook, Twitter and review sites like Yelp, the company manages the social media needs of small businesses, such as restaurants, doctor’s offices, real estate firms and auto repair shops. The company’s mission is to “help great local businesses connect with their customers and find new ones online.”
Main Street Hub is filling several positions, including vice president of engineering. Stuart says about half of the jobs the company is adding will be in sales (including sales managers and sales representatives), with an estimated 30 percent in account management and 20 percent in software engineering. To check out job postings at Main Street Hub, visit the careers section of the company’s website.
“Sales is where we’re growing most quickly,” Stuart says.
If you’re interested in working for Main Street Hub, send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stuart says Main Street Hub relocated to Austin because of its talent pool, its status as a tech hub, the presence of the University of Texas and the tech savvy of local small businesses. The startup looked at Chicago, Denver, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and San Diego before settling on Austin, which Stuart says was “the clear winner.”
Stuart and CEO Andrew Allison founded Main Street Hub in 2010 while attending Stanford University. Today, the startup has hundreds of clients, including Austin’s Iron Cactus, Bess Bistro and The Steeping Room.
Main Street Hub recently closed a round of angel funding from several Silicon Valley investors.“It’s going to help us grow significantly,” Stuart says. Stuart declines to disclose how much funding the company has gotten and who the angel investors are.
The company occupies about 4,000 square feet in downtown Austin’s Hannig Row Building. Stuart says Main Street Hub will need more space next year, with Hannig Row and other downtown buildings under consideration for the expansion.