Cofounders, Hiring and Firing

Seattle Autumn 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:
2012-11-13, 06:30 PM

Mentors


9.00
Brian Schultz
Matchmaker, FounderDating

Brian Schultz runs FounderDating in Seattle. He is also a Director of Corporate Development at Microsoft focused on acquisitions and investments. Brian has cofounded two venture-backed technology companies,Ontela and Plectix Biosystems. Most recently at Ontela, Brian ...

9.00
Derrick Morton
CEO, FlowPlay

Derrick is the CEO of FlowPlay - a creator of online game technology and consumer products. He has been a games and online entertainment executive for over 20 years. Over the course of the past 11 years he has been a key executive at the top online game websites - iWin, U...

8.86
Shannon Swift
Founder/CEO, Swift HR Solutions, Inc.

Shannon Swift is the Founder/CEO of Swift HR Solutions, providing stage and culturally fitting outsourced HR products (SwiftHR-in-a-Box; SwiftLeadership-in-a-box) and services (SwiftHR Onsite and SwiftTalent). Shannon has held the top HR positions at Zillow, GoAhead Soft...

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