We’re changing the way people connect at career fairs.

ScanFactor began from the pains of a student, a recruiter, and a career center employee. Fortunately for us, they were all the same person: ScanFactor’s founder.

Scanning a QR code at a career fair
Recruiters reviewing the connections made with ScanFactor
Reviewing connections made with ScanFactor
Recruiter looking at the connections made on his iPad

Our story

As a student our founder never knew how many resumes to print before the fair, he didn’t like having to download any app to prepare for the fair, he was missing business cards he had either lost or not received, and overall felt that the process was outdated and unorganized.

After a summer internship, our founder was invited to be a recruiter for the company he had interned for at a career fair. During this fair, he painstakingly wrote down with a pen and paper the names, emails, and majors of the students he spoke with. At the end of the day, he and the other recruiter stared at the pages of information and resumes and could not put a name to a face. All of the worthwhile conversations that they had were now worthless because they couldn’t remember who the white paper and black ink represented.

That same year, he began working for his university's career center while working on his master’s degree. During this time, he uncovered the most surprising career fair characteristic yet, universities have almost no data on what is happening at their fairs! Schools have amazingly little information on student's and recruiter's preferences, activity, and interactions.

ScanFactor emerged from these disappointments to transform career fairs. We are here to make everything easier, faster, and better for attendees, recruiters, and event hosts.

From paper resumes, downloading apps, missing business cards.
Student problems
Stacks of resumes and information and no recollection of who was who.
Recruiter problems
Lack of data and no understanding of the event.
University problems