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Microsoft BizSpark
Microsoft® BizSpark® will host the Founder Institute in Rome.

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Cofounders, Hiring and Firing

Rome Autumn 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.
2012-12-06, 03:30 PM


Marco Massarotto
Founder, Hagakure

Marco Massarotto manages and is one of the founding partners (2006) of Hagakure, a leading innovative Italian digital communications agency. Hagakure has been working with major Italian and international brands such as Fiat, Telecom, Italia Microsoft, Nestle, Danone, and ...

Augusto Coppola
Director, LVenture Group / LUISS ENLABS

Director of the LUISS ENLABS acceleration program held by LVenture Group, the first Italian listed fund, Augusto is also President and co-founder of InnovAction Lab, the no-profit association that is turning university students into startup talents. He helped found two in...

Nicola Mattina
Co-founder, Stamplay

Nicola is an entrepreneur and a management consultant with a strong experience in the field of corporate communication and marketing. He had the opportunity to delve into several specialties: public relations, internal communication, branding, online communication. He is...

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