The team at The Innevation Center recently announced their launch of Mentor Hours in January 2016.
“One of our goals in the new year is to provide our members (or Innevators) with more resources to be successful,” explained Chelsea Phillips, Director of Innevation at The Innevation Center. “Their growth and development is always at the heart of what we do and we believe that maintaining a productive and resourceful environment will lead to more collaboration and ultimately more success.”
For February and March Mentor Hours sessions at The Innevation Center, Phillips says the team decided to bring in Rob Mallery of Originate.
“Originate has has a long standing partnership with the Innevation Center and Rob Mallery has been a huge part of that,” she said.  “Whenever we host any startup or entrepreneurial focused events, he is always available to provide valuable insight and feedback.”
Rob MalleryRob Mallery is the VP of Talent at the SF-based Software Development/Venture Firm Originate. He brings over 15 years experience as a recruiting expert and entrepreneur within the startup and technology world.  For the past 6 years, he has helped build an exceptional team of engineers, designers, and product experts at Originate and helped open offices in LA, NYC, Las Vegas, and Orange County. Rob graduated with a Biology degree from UNLV in 1999 and is happy to be back in Las Vegas to help build the local technical and startup ecosystem.
Mentor Hours with Rob Mallery will cover questions about team building, company culture, recruiting tech talent, and early-stage hiring.
“While these are our selected topics, please come with any questions you may have regarding your small business or startup,” write the team.
“Rob has over 15 years of experience as a recruiting expert and entrepreneur within the startup and technology world,” explained Phillips. “For those who are in the early stages of starting a company, hiring the right team is such a critical factor. Rob can shed some light on what you should be looking for and where to find the right people!”
“A broad background in technology, recruiting and business development has allowed me to see first-hand what works and what doesn’t when it comes to success, especially in a start-up environment,” said Mallery in his LinkedIn profile. “My most immediate task is to make sure Originate is always hiring incredible people with the right mix of extraordinary skills/brains and entrepreneurial spirit.”
Learn more about Mallery’s approach to recruiting in his post “Finding 10X Engineers is Easy.”
Mentor Hours will take place the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Friday, February 19, 2016 12:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Thursday, February 25, 2016 5:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Monday, March 7, 2016 3:00pm – 5:00pm

VegasTech community members interested in Mentor Hours with Mallery can register to attend here.
“The Innevation Center is truly a community space,” adds Phillips. “Mentor Hours are open to not only Innevation members, but the community at large. We are constantly looking for new topics and mentors. If anyone is interested in providing mentor or office hours, please email [email protected] for more information.”