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Cofounders, Hiring and Firing

Silicon Valley Winter 2011 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.
2012-01-31, 06:30 PM


Jonathan Benassaya
Owner , Milestone Factory

Jonathan is a serial entrepreneur, having founded and run 4 companies since he was 23. He started his first company, VIGAO, back in 2003, which became a leader in video game market research. Convinced of the massive shift of this industry towards online games, he founded ...

Ziv Gillat
Ziv Gillat - Co-founder, Eye-Fi & Forq (Silicon Valley FI), Forq, Inc.

Co-founded Eyefi & Forq: Eyefi has seen it's sales grow to 48 countries, while generating tens of millions of dollars of revenue per year, from selling millions of cards. We've also taken billions of photos & videos from our customers, through our servers and cloud. ...

Dan Arkind
Dan Arkind - Founder & CEO, JobScore (San Francisco FI) , 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 to 150 at technology startups - including connecting co-founders. Dan ...

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