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News Release: StartUpHire invites ABS to appear at national political conventions

posted Aug 24, 2012, 9:41 AM by Kellie Lynch   [ updated Jan 10, 2013, 10:24 AM ]
StartUpHire has invited ABSMaterials, Inc. to be a guest at the Huffington Post job-creation exhibitions at the Republican and Democratic
National Conventions. The lunch and exhibition, “Opportunity: What Is Working - A Bipartisan Search for Solutions to the Jobs Crisis,” will
take place at the Republican Convention Aug. 29 in Tampa, FL and at the Democratic Convention Sep. 5 in Charlotte, NC.

The nonpartisan exhibitions are a partnership between Huffington Post and StartUpHire, an online database of startup companies jobs that
launched its “Let’s Fill 10,000 Jobs Campaign” in July. Other partners of the expos include Starbucks, Microsoft, The Rockefeller
Foundation, Startup America and NBC News, among others.

“With 15,000 credentialed media present, the conventions in Tampa and Charlotte present a unique opportunity to put the spotlight on
solutions, innovative ideas and the men and women who are actually creating jobs,” read a July 30 press release from the Huffington Post.
“There is nothing left-wing or right-wing about caring for the millions of Americans who are unemployed, or those who are unable to find
available jobs because they lack the necessary training.”

StartUpHire has invited 10 startup companies to attend the job-creation exhibitions as their guest at each convention, and ABSMaterials
has been honored by an invitation to both.

The ABSMaterials team, including co-founder and CEO Stephen Spoonamore, will have a chance to share innovative ideas with other
startups and convention attendees, as well as discuss how startups in America are leading innovation, creating jobs and training
America’s workforce.

Lunch panel discussions focusing on initiatives to drive job creation, moderated by Tom Brokaw, will accompany the exhibitions. Panelists
will include Huffington Post Founder Arianna Huffington, Rockefeller President Judith Rodin, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Microsoft General
Counsel Brad Smith, StartUp America CEO Scott Case, LinkedIn Co-Founder Allen Blue and others.

In addition to showcasing the small businesses and innovative ideas that are driving job growth and skill training in America, another goal of
the exhibitions is to connect company builders with political leaders and give them a forum to share ideas about job creation. Invited startups
will have the chance to influence policy makers, while also receiving national media coverage.