Vancouver-born PayrollHero isn't your average startup. Founded by serial entrepreneurs Stephen Jagger and Mike Stephenson, PayrollHero has been on an international adventure.
To start they picked up and moved to San Francisco for three months last fall to immerse themselves in Silicon Valley as part of the Lean UX startup residency program LUXr. While in the Valley they focused on building their payroll/time tracking/scheduling software application and had coffee with as many people as possible.
Their hyperactive networking paid off and they recently announced that they have added Lean Startup Author Eric Ries to their advisory board along with a senior advisor at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a partner at Morgenthaler Ventures, and hometown hero Ryan Holmes of HootSuite.
With their development team now based in the Philippines, PayrollHero has taken their pitch on the road throughout Asia. They recently participated in Startup Asia in Jakarta against 18 other startups and again at Asia's largest technology conference - Echelon in Singapore - where they were one of the "top 10 startups in Asia."
Check out Steve and Mike's pitch in Jakarta where they finished second below.