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Max Shapiro
CEO at PeopleConnect


Max Shapiro is a serial entrepreneur.  He is the founder and CEO of PeopleConnect  a 19 year old executive search firm which helps early-stage high-tech companies find the talent they need to succeed. The company’s clients are in technology, biotech, clean tech, apps, services, medical devices, and consumer products.

PeopleConnect has the most unique recruiting model in the world!  It’s called Employees Without Paychecks whereby the company places people at startups who are willing to work for options only for the first three months of their employment.

Shapiro is also the producer of four monthly PitchForce pitch events alternating between San Francisco and Palo Alto.

Shapiro was a co-founder of the Runway Innovation Hub located in the Twitter building in San Francisco.

He is also an Angel investor.

He has been called one of the most connected people in Silicon Valley, connected to over 10,000 people on LinkedIn.

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