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Cofounders, Hiring and Firing

Sydney Winter 2013 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.
2013-05-08, 01:30 AM


Justus Hammer
MR, Axis7

Justus is currently the CMO for Mint Wireless, a mobile payments company in Sydney specialising on credit card payments on mobile devices, he is also a non-executive director at Tempurer, a cloud based social business application for recruitment as well as an investor and...

Matt Allen
Director, DevLogic

I'm Matt Allen, Founder, Dev Logic & Co-Founder ProcessGo! . I've been building for the web since 1996, that's pretty much the beginning. Previous CTO of and founding member of the Sydney Rails Group. My co-founders and I won the first Sydney Founder Insti...

Benjamin Chong
Partner, Right Click Capital

Benjamin has a track record of investing in and building successful Internet-related businesses over the last fifteen years. These include Online Agility, an incubator and developer of online concepts, and Jetabroad, one of Australia's leading online travel companies.

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