PayPal Startup Blueprint, by PayPal, is a global program that provides innovative startups with tools needed to grow and succeed. 

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Team and Advisors

Denver Autumn 2014 Semester

How do you find the right team to launch your company? How do you identify the right set of advisors? How do you manage your advisors? What are responsibilities and compensation for advisors? How do you identify the right roles to help you launch a product or offering? Do you expect the roles to change over time? How can recruit people to fill roles when you have limited resources? What metrics do you track when recruiting? Do you need a cofounder? What are some common pitfalls with cofounder? Is a team necessary to launch a company?

Recruit your first team members.
2015-01-06, 06:30 PM


John Allen
John Allen - CEO, Fluorofinder (Denver FI) , Fluorofinder

John Allen is the CEO of Fluorofinder, a Colorado company developing a portfolio of Software as a Service (SaaS) experiment design tools that dramatically improve a medical researcher’s productivity and quality, while reducing costs. Prior to that John was founder (200...

Gary Gaessler
Gary Gaessler - Co-Founder & Market Builder, Cloud Elements (Chicago FI)

Gary is the VP Sales & Marketing at Cloud Elements. Cloud Elements reduces the time and costs to develop and run Cloud Applications. We build open cloud applications faster with re-usable elements and a cloud-centric product dev team providing a unique blend of technology...

Manny Ladis
Co-Founder, SVP of Sales and Marketing, Dizzion, Inc.

As SVP of Sales and Marketing, Manny is responsible for the planning, execution and management of Dizzion’s sales and marketing strategy. He has more than seventeen years of hands-on experience in the highly competitive technology sector. Most recently, he was the Direc...

Ed Powers
Principal, Service Excellence Partners

I'm Ed Powers, principal at Service Excellence Partners, helping cloud computing companies solve the customer churn problem. Previously, I co-founded and ran operations for four start-ups: one software company and three in luxury travel. One failed, two are still around, ...

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