How to attract and retain talent in your startup

Join us in a conversation on how to successfully keep talents engaged in your startup – and how to get them onboard in the first place.

To give you some practical tips on how to find the right talents to fit the needs of your company in addition to retaining them during your growth journey, we have invited Ann-Christine Roope, Founder and Partner at Ethan Partners, a global executive search company focused on the digital space.

She’ll bring in her insights based on her global experience and the work she has done with Ethan Partners working with over 150 successful Internet companies such as Uber and Zalando.

To bring in a case example of talent attraction and retention, we have invited Mattia Riva, CEO of OneDay Group, a business and community builder focused on “Direct-To-Consumer” services for younger generations. Mattia will be sharing examples of their work culture which is the core of everything they do, including examples of how they keep their talents engaged and how they have succeeded in attracting the right talents for OneDay Group. 

Our host of the event will be Lorena Perez, Chief People Officer at Talent Garden, who’ll lead the conversation between Ethan Partners and OneDay Group in addition to bringing in tangible examples from Talent Garden.

Agenda of the event:

  • Opening by our host, Lorena Perez, Chief People officer at Talent Garden
  • 10 golden tips & tricks on how to find, attract and retain talents by Ann-Christine Roope, Founder and Partner at Ethan Partners
  • Case: Mattia Riva, CEO of OneDay Group
  • Panel-discussion with OneDay Group, Talent Garden and Ethan Partners
  • Open Q&A

More about the speakers: 

Mattia Riva:

After an experience as a strategy consultant in Bain & Company, Mattia cofounded Westwing Italy in 2011 (the leading european home and living e-commerce listed in Frankfurt). Since 2019 he has been the CEO and Equity Partner of OneDay Group, a business and community builder focused on “Direct-To-Consumer” services for younger generations.

Ann Christine Roope:

Founder and Partner at Ethan Partners that has supported over 150 successful Internet companies and placed more than 2000 high profile candidates. Previously Ann-Christine has been Director of International Recruiting at Rocket Internet taking them from a few 1000 people European company to a +25.000 person global organization in 2 years and Director of International Recruiting at Groupon as they entered +50 countries globally. 

Lorena Perez:

Lorena has broad and international experience building and leading HR teams, people processes, policies and initiatives to build global companies. Lorena was responsible for managing the HR functions at Cabify, the first Spanish unicorn, supporting the expansion into over 40 locations and growing the team from 40 to 1,600 people in only three years

About Talent Garden:

Talent Garden offers an unprecedented combination of creative coworking campuses, an internal educational institution and industry-driven events to connect tech talents. Our mission is to create local, vibrant, globally connected campuses that empower digital and tech communities.

If you have any questions or ideas for this or upcoming talks – feel free to send an email to Louise Elving, our Global Community and Ecosystem Manager, at

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