Sqoot gets in trouble for sexist reference on Evenbrite post

Tom Paine

Sqoot , a 2010 (Philly) DreamIt Ventures daily deals aggregating startup now based in Chicago and New York, raised a furor on the web today because of a sexist joke attributed to the company that appeared on an Eventbrite listing for an upcoming Boston hackathon it had organized.

The comment, which has since been removed and for which Sqoot has profusely apologized for, created a firestorm on the web and led many hackathon sponsors to withdraw, including Philly-based CloudMine (see twitter post) .

Shows the need to have a policy for checking social media postings, or at least make sure you are comfortable with who is authorized to post for you.

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