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Softlayer Technologies Inc.

Spanning 13 data centers in the United States, Asia and Europe and a global footprint of network points of presence, SoftLayer operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. SoftLayer is the largest privately held Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider in the world with a diverse customer portfolio from Web startups to global enterprises.

Rightscale Inc. 

RightScale® Inc., cloud management enables organizations to easily deploy and manage business-critical applications across public, private, and hybrid clouds. RightScale provides efficient configuration, monitoring, automation, and governance of cloud computing infrastructure and applications. Since 2006, millions of servers have been launched with the RightScale solution by leading enterprises including the Associated Press, CBS Interactive, Intercontinental Hotels Group, PBS, and Zynga.

Cofounders, Hiring and Firing

Singapore Summer 2012 Semester

What talent do you need in the beginning to be successful? How do you recruit the first team members with extremely limited resources? How do you conduct a thorough interviewing process? How do you compensate? How do you set expectations, measure results and remove or fire under-performing resources? Do you need a cofounder? Do you need to have engineering in-house?

Goal:
Recruit your first team members.

Date:
2012-07-04, 06:30 PM

Mentors


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Tanguy Lesselin
CEO, Cartouche

Tanguy is a serial entrepreneur. He founded a live shopping platform, for which he was nominated e-commerce manager of the year 2010 in France. He also co-founded a content management system company back in 2001 (sold in 2003), and the leading cv writing service in France...

7.89
Jeffrey Paine
Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures

Jeffrey Paine is the founding partner of Golden Gate Ventures, an early stage technology seed fund based in Singapore. Jeff started and manages the Founder Institute in Singapore where he is currently overseeing its expansion in Southeast Asia, and Japan. Since 2010 the F...

7.67
Meng Weng Wong
Director, JFDI.Asia

Meng Weng WONG is a serial entrepreneur. In 1994 he founded pobox.com, an email services company. In 2003 he led the group that designed the Sender Policy Framework standard (RFC4408) which was later embraced and extended by Microsoft. In 2005 he co-founded Karmasphere, a...

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