Cofounders, Hiring and Firing

Summer 2011 Denver 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?

Goal:
Recruit your first team members.

Date:
2011-06-28, 06:00 PM

Mentors


9.36
Jim Franklin
CEO, SendGrid

Jim is the CEO of SendGrid, the leader in email deliverability. Previously, James Franklin was the VP and General Manager of the Crystal Ball Global Business Unit and the VP for Enterprise Performance Management for Oracle Corporation. Previously Jim was the CEO of Dec...

8.86
Ken McDonald
VP Marketing & Customer Success, LifePics (Sequel Venture Partners, Topica, Open Horizon)

Ken is currently VP Marketing and Customer Success Team at LifePics. He has worked in the software industry since the mid 1980's in a variety of capacities. He spent 5 years in marketing positions at Oracle, including driving Oracle's e-commerce initiative. Most recently...

8.64
Daniel O'brien
Chairman, Digitalsmiths (High Speed Access, Primestar)

Dan is an advisor/investor to media and technology companies, including Chairman of Digitalsmiths and active participation in 3 other stage companies. Dan has been involved in starting multiple companies, and has run both small private and large public companies (small pr...

9.07
Dan Arkind
Founder & CEO, JobScore

Dan is the co-founder and CEO of JobScore, a freemium online hiring solution used by 1000+ employers. Dan is a 15+ year veteran of the tech startup talent wars and has filled every role from hire 0 to150 at technology startups - including connecting co-founders. Dan s...

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