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Hiring, Firing and Cofounders

Winter 2010 Houston Semester

What are the right mix of skills that you need to launch a world-class technology company? Should you be looking for cofounders, team members, freelancers or interns? When should you plan to bring on people to help? How do you recruit and interview to find the best resources? What are the compensation guidelines in the beginning for cofounders and other various roles? How do you set expectations, measure results and remove or fire under performing resources?

Goal:
How to find the best people.

Date:
2010-12-22, 07:30 PM

Mentors


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Gina Bianchini
Cofounder, Ning

Gina Bianchini is the co-founder and former CEO of Ning, an online platform for creating your own social network for anything. She stepped down from the CEO position in March 2010. Previously Gina was the Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Harmonic Communications. ...

8.50
Aaron Patzer
Founder and CEO, Mint.com

Aaron Patzer is both the visionary and technical mind behind Mint.com. With 10 patents filed or pending, Aaron brings strong innovation skills to Mint. Prior to founding Mint, Aaron worked in the fields of bioinformatics, optical networking, computer architecture (includ...

8.50
Jonathan Abrams
Founder and CEO, Nuzzel

Jonathan Abrams is the Founder & CEO of Nuzzel, and co-founder and a Managing Partner of Founders Den, a shared office space and private club for experienced entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. A seasoned entrepreneur, Jonathan previously held the title of founder & CEO at...

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