Today’s Member Monday features Lauren Hannon, Founder of Cupalo.
Cupalo is a tech staffing company with a soul. Every company and candidate they work with is a long-term partner in which they invest, not just a turn-and-burn sales opportunity.
For hiring leaders, nabbing just the right person is essential to your team’s success. Your budget is limited and your time is precious. Getting burned with the wrong hire could quickly put you up You-Know-What Creek without a paddle. Cupalo helps with that.
For candidates, Cupalo will hook you up with great companies building awesome products and services. Companies where hiring leaders empower you to make valuable contributions. Cupalo treats you like a real flesh-and-blood person…not a piece of office equipment.
Cupalo is an ethical, above-the-table partner who “gets it.” Join their community of real, amazing human beings to find your next fit.
Why was NH chosen as the home of your company? What do you love about New Hampshire?
Growing up in Bedford, I definitely took it for granted and like so many other rabble rousers couldn’t wait to bust out of this town. So I did just that. But after being away for a number of years, my husband and I made the decision to return in the summer of 2020 when the world largely went remote. It wasn’t until 2023 that I launched Cupalo and was thrilled to do so here in NH for a number of reasons. First off, NH is home. As Simone Weil once ever so sagely said “to be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.” Second, I love the idea of building something here because I can see just how positive the impact could be. Third, NH is easy to call home – it’s beautiful, we like the ethos of the people, and love its tax-free ways.
What are some recent accomplishments or milestones of your company?
Having only just launched this September 2023 and in a year marked by nationwide layoffs and hiring freezes (not optimal for a staffing company), I am proud of what we’ve built so far from both a brand and service offering perspective. Instead of focusing on the negative, we’ve pivoted and sought new ways to reach people, to give tremendous value to those in our little orbit and provide as much assistance as possible to people as they navigate their professional journeys.
Before the end of 2023 we squeaked out a goal of launching a weekly newsletter – https://cupalo.substack.com/ – ripe with industry insights, entertaining memes, guest content, links to a podcast video series, and “hot off the press” tech opps!
What new and exciting things do you have planned?
We are kicking off 2024 with a podcast – https://www.youtube.com/@Cupalo/playlists. In each episode of the Cupalo Conversations podcast Lauren Hannon, the founder of Cupalo, delves into insightful conversations with a diverse and exceptional lineup of guests. From software engineering leaders to financial experts, authors to fellow founders, and an array of rabble rousers in between, Lauren explores the multifaceted world of staffing, scaling development teams, building businesses, personal development, and more.
Each episode is a deep dive into the grit that lives between the lines of success stories, offering listeners a unique perspective on the challenges and triumphs within the staffing and technology domains.
Whether you’re an industry professional seeking wisdom from seasoned leaders or someone intrigued by the dynamic intersection of technology and human expertise, Cupalo Conversations is your go-to podcast. Tune in to unravel the stories of these remarkable human beings, and explore the strategies that drive success in staffing, scaling the ever-evolving landscape of the tech industry, and navigating this wild life journey.
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Lauren Hannon, Founder, Cupalo