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Outsourcing, Partners and Suppliers

Spring 2011 Berlin Semester

What should you outsource, and what do you need to do in-house? How to segment the vendors that you need? What vendors do you need right when you start, and what vendors will you need as you grow? How do you recruit and select the important vendors? What are tips and tricks to manage vendors in order to ensure a consistent level of quality? How do you fire and replace under-performing vendors? What are common mistakes made when dealing with vendors?

Develop a process to select key vendors.
2011-06-10, 07:00 PM


Philipp Hartmann
CEO, Rheingau Ventures

Philipp Hartmann is the CEO & Co-Founder of Rheingau Ventures, a Berlin-based digital media incubator. Prior to Rheingau Ventures, he co-founded (online social network for sports) and (mobile advertising company focusing on in-app advertising)....

Markus Kempkes
CEO, Founder, SmartHome Konzept GmbH

Markus built his own software house in his 20s, initially doing everything from coding to client account management himself. After a successful time as Sapient's German VP Technology in the early 2000s, he moved on to manage large clients for Microsoft Germany. Now he's b...

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