Outsourcing, Partners and Suppliers

New York Spring 2012 Semester

What should you outsource, and what do you need to do in-house? How to segment the vendors that you need? What vendors do you need right when you start, and what vendors will you need as you grow? How do you recruit and select the important vendors? What are tips and tricks to manage vendors in order to ensure a consistent level of quality? How do you fire and replace under-performing vendors? What are common mistakes made when dealing with vendors?

Goal:
Develop a process to select key vendors.

Date:
2012-05-02, 06:30 PM

Mentors


4.25
Patricia Ju
CEO/CTO, Hackerbilt, Inc.

Patricia Ju is CEO/CTO of Hackerbilt , Inc. (creator of the Scrumball project management device), the Associate Director of New Media Technology at Consumer Reports, and Advisor to multiple tech startups in NYC. Formerly, she was CTO of the Belgrave Trust and Founder of M...

8.53
Rob Principe
Founder & CEO, Scratch Music Group, Inc.

Rob Principe is the founder and CEO of Scratch Music Group, Inc., a venture-backed, high growth music and technology company. Since its founding in 2002, Scratch has built the first and largest national network of heavily screened marquee DJs (900+ members), which it util...

8.07
Eric Kuhn
Founder & CEO, FoundersCard

Eric Kuhn founded FoundersCard in 2009, a first of its kind members-only community for leading entrepreneurs and innovators. Prior to FoundersCard, Eric co-founded Varsity Group Inc., an Internet solution provider to education institutions, in 1997 and has served as its C...

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