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Cofounders, Hiring and Firing

Bogotá Spring 2012 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.
2012-06-26, 06:30 PM


Leonardo Suárez Ruíz
Partner, Torrenegra Labs

Leonardo Suárez-Ruíz is partner at TorrenegraLabs. Industrial Designer started his career in 1997 in the plastics and editorial industry; In 2000 he started to build his own portfolio. In 2006 joined Voice123 as Operations Manage and in 2010 became CEO, he co-founded Bog...

Esteban Mancuso
Managing Partner, Velum Ventures SAS

Esteban Mancuso, Managing Partner at Velum Ventures Director of (social crowdfunding) Former Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Universidad Sergio Arboleda,. MBA from IE (Spain) ,Co founder at NautorPharma SA (Biotech company) Angel Investor ...

Chad Smalley
CEO, Guia Media

Chad Smalley, CEO for, the leading Social Loyalty Platform, gives brands the power to drive and measure user behavior and loyalty with private portals, game mechanics, custom loyalty systems, and expert consulting. Chad was previously founder of the startup ...

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