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Hiring and Firing

Fall 2009 San Diego / Orange County Semester

Do you need a cofounder? How do you find and choose a cofounder? What employees do you need, and when do you need them? How do you hire and fire employees? What are important qualities to look for in employees? How do you decipher a resume? What are compensation guidelines? How do you set expectations? When is it easiest and hardest to find the best resources, and why?

Implement hiring policies and practices.
2009-12-15, 06:00 PM


Chris Capdevila
Founder & Former CEO, LogicalApps

Chris Capdevila is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and active board member in several Southern California based software start-ups. Chris was the Founder and CEO of LogicalApps, which he led from inception to become the leading provider of automated business controls mo...

Leo Spiegel
Managing Partner, Mission Ventures

Leo Spiegel is managing partner of Mission Ventures, one of San Diego’s largest venture capital firms. He has also been on the other side of the table as a CEO raising money. Before becoming a venture capitalist, he was the CEO of Sandpiper Networks which merged with Digi...

Anton Monk
Co-Founder/ VP of Technology , Entropic Communications

Dr. Anton Monk is the Co-Founder/ VP of Technology at Entropic Communications (Nasdaq: ENTR), a leading fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets system solutions to enable connected home entertainment. Prior to Entropic, he led physical layer syste...

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