Outsourcing, Partners and Suppliers

Seattle Autumn 2012 Semester

What should you outsource, and what do you need to do in-house? How to segment the vendors that you need? What vendors do you need right when you start, and what vendors will you need as you grow? How do you recruit and select the important vendors? What are tips and tricks to manage vendors in order to ensure a consistent level of quality? How do you fire and replace under-performing vendors? What are common mistakes made when dealing with vendors?

Goal:
Develop a process to select key vendors.

Date:
2012-12-11, 06:30 PM

Mentors


8.62
Charles Mount
CEO, onehub.com

Charles is the co-founder and CEO of Onehub. Charles is a serial entrepreneur founding three software startups over the last 10 years. At Onehub, Charles provides the product vision and oversees the company's strategic direction. Prior to Onehub, Charles founded Likewise ...

8.21
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...

9.31
Dave Parker
Serial Entrepreneur, VP, UP Global

Dave is serial entrepreneur and Director of the Founder Institute Seattle. He's on the Board of Directors for five mid-market companies including OneAccord Partners, a consulting firm he co-founded in 2005. He's on the advisory board of more then a dozen company and he's ...

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