The story of how I ended up at Name.com is pretty a unique one that all started because I attended StartupWeekend Denver in October 2012. Name.com sponsored the event and left a bunch of stickers lying around for people to take. I took a few Name.com stickers and one ended up on the back of my computer.
A few days after StartupWeekend was over, I met with my team in Downtown Denver from StartupWeekend to discuss if we’d continue our idea or not. After we met, I realized that I’d forgotten to finish my math homework due that evening, so I drove over to a new coffee shop that I’d discovered near where StartupWeekend was called Creme to get it done. As I sat at a small table in Creme chugging my cup of coffee and unleashing my math skills on a piece of paper, I noticed a guy sitting across from me taking my photo with his iPhone. When he saw that I saw him, he walked up to me and said he was taking a photo because he started Name.com and he was excited to see their sticker on my computer. This guy was Bill Mushkin and I’m one of the only new people around here that’s actually met him… I think everybody else thinks he’s a mythical creature like the Bearglecorn. After Bill came up to me, it made me want to learn more about Name.com. I looked up Name.com and I saw how it was a great company with great values. This led me to cold e-mail Name.com seeing if I could do an internship for school credit. I chatted with Name.com a bit, but when I went away for winter break in December, we briefly lost contact. I e-mailed Name.com again in March and we set up a time for me to come in. I came in and chatted with Ashley a bit… she then decided to see if I could be paid to work here instead of doing a school internship. When she got the thumbs up for me to be an actual paid employee, I came in to chat with the whole marketing crew: Ashley, Jared, Caroline, Paul, and Sean. I guess everything went well because I’m here now and starting my sixth week at Name.com!
TLDR; Got a Name.com sticker at StartupWeekend, met the founder of Name.com at a coffee shop because the sticker was on my computer, and got my first job out of college at Name.com because of the sticker.