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Fall 2010 Berlin
Sessions: 2010-10-08 - 2011-02-04
Our vision is to Globalize Silicon Valley by creating and fostering local startup ecosystems in promising markets across the globe. We aim to help launch 1,000 technology companies per year in over 75 cities worldwide.
Taylor Wessing is a leading international law firm with a single-minded approach: to help our clients succeed. With over 750 lawyers in the UK, Germany, France and Belgium, we are able to provide unrivalled support for commercial organisations doing business in Europe across a full range of legal practice areas. Moreover we have a strong focus on the emerging markets such as China, India and the Middle East. Last but not least we have a strong client base in North America and Japan. Visit website for more information
Tonka is a young, independent agency based in Berlin, focusing on internet and mobile business and life style. We create communication strategies in close cooperation with our clients, focusing on their corporate objectives and delivering valuable communication solutions with a performance based approach. Visit website for more information.
kirikom's expertise is in Innovation and Communication Management. As a consultant and trendscout, Simone Kiri supports technology companies in setting up and optimizing their internal and external communication processes in a fast and efficient way. Visit website for more information.
The Institute identifies corporate supporters to reduce both the time and the costs of setting up a high tech business. Local partners are currently being recruited for this semester.
Hiring, Firing and Cofounders
Fall 2010 Berlin SemesterWhat 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?