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Cofounders, Hiring and Firing

Fall 2011 Singapore 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.
2011-12-06, 07:00 PM


Carl Coryell Martin
Practice Manager, Singapore, Pivotal Labs

Carl Coryell-Martin has worked with agile software methods since 2000 when he implemented the practices in Kent Beck's Extreme Programming Explained in his first startup. Currently, he's the Practice Manager for Pivotal Lab’s new Singapore development office and is lookin...

Alvin Yap
CEO, TheMobileGamer Pte Ltd

Alvin is the CEO of TheMobileGamer, an award-winning and venture funded startup based in Singapore. TMG develops mobile social games played by over 2.5 million users across SEA and thousands more are joining each day.

Bill Ashlock

Bill Ashlock brings 30+ years experience in transformational leadership in financial services' payments, cash management, trade, and securities/brokerage. He is launching Alternative Asset company that provides Asian Investors with improved access to pooled litigation fu...

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