Cofounders, Hiring and Firing

Istanbul Winter 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?

Recruit your first team members.
2013-01-16, 07:30 PM


Kutlu Kazanci
Director, Founder Institute Istanbul, Sabanci University SUCool Accelerator

Kutlu Kazancı graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering with distinction in 2000. Kutlu then worked in investment banking for JPMorgan and BCP Securities in New York until 2005 and gained experience analyzing companies from a financial and ...

Ari Bencuya
Startup Consultant and Web Analytics Enthusiast

Ari is an Internet Start-up Strategy and Web Analytics Consultant. He served as Ventures Manager at Inventures and Senior Business Analyst, Wireless at MLB Advanced Media in New York City for 4 years. He is a graduate of Duke University with degrees in economics and bus...

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