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Cofounders, Hiring and Firing

Lisbon Winter 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.
2013-01-23, 07:00 PM


Tiago Borges
Owner and Board Member, Inosat

Tiago co-founded INOSAT in 2000 and it's responsible for it's international business development. The company is market leader in Mobility Intelligence, a concept created by Inosat that refers to technologies used to gather, provide access to, process and analyze data of ...

Miguel Mascarenhas
CTO, Naspers Classifieds / OLX

Miguel Mascarenhas has been working in the Portuguese classified/auction Internet Industry since 2000. In 2004, Miguel created Standvirtual the leading car classified website. FixeAds was founded in 2007 and together with it came the launch of the auction site

Ricardo Marvão
Co-founder & Board Member

Ricardo Marvão is Co-Founder & Board member of Beta-i (a non-profit that supports the next generation of entrepreneurs), and was the director of the Lisbon Challenge (biggest startup accelerator in Portugal). Ricardo co-founded and was the CEO of Evolve Space Solutions, o...

Jose Manuel Guedes
Partner, TargetMIT

Jose Manuel Guedes is the Managing Partner at TargetMIT, a Digital Marketing agency focused in database marketing and digital communication. His previous experience includes Professor of Database Marketing in Executive Master in Communication and Relationship Marketing at...

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