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Cofounders, Hiring and Firing

Fall 2011 Amsterdam 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.
2011-11-22, 06:30 PM


Sheila Struyck
Enterpreneur, Chimaera Ventures

Current Enterpreneur at Chimaera Ventures: for ambitious owner / managers. Participates in start-ups, is 'enterpreneur in residence' at Rabo Capital and offers enterpreneur mentorship. Publishes in Red, Financieele Dagblad and NRC Handelsblad about enterpreunerial. Mem...

René Hofma
Partner, Result Executive Search

Rene is a partner at Result Executive Search, specialists in executive search in digital media, marketing, marketing Communication and advertising and founder at Result Recruitment Group. He previously worked as managing partner at Nobiles Media. Rene studied at Nyenrode ...

Lucien Burm
CEO, Kimengi

Lucien Burm is co-founder and CEO of a Dutch recommendation technology company called Kimengi. Out of that company, f»dforward emerged, a smart widget network providing cross-blog suggestions for articles to read next. f»dforward has been available on tens of thousands on...

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