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Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups
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Team & Culture Guide for Early Stage Startups

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  • 1. HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT STARTUP TEAM FROM SCRATCH
  • 2. ABOUT TO START YOUR OWN VENTURE?
  • 3. EAS Y! I T ’S
  • 4. YOU JUST NEED THE RIGHT TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL
  • 5. BUT FIRST, YOU HAVE TO FIND THE RIGHT BUSINESS PARTNER S AS STA RT U P DAT I NG I K E TO T H I NK OF T H I WE L
  • 6. WHEN EVALUATING WHO TO PARTNER WITH ASK YOURSELVES “DO WE…”?
  • 7.  …share a passion for solving an existing problem?  …feel comfortable being brutally honest?  …have similar drives for success?  …believe we can trust one another?  …hate quitting?  …are patient?  …want to be in it together for the long haul?
  • 8. IF THE ANSWER TO ALL THOSE QUESTIONS IS YES, THEN YOU’VE FOUND YOUR MATCH!
  • 9. NOW ON TO THE GOOD STUFF
  • 10. TO MAKE A TEAM FROM SCRATCH YOU NEED A FEW KEY INGREDIENTS
  • 11. KEY INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE THE PERFECT TEAM 1. COMPLEMENTARY QUALITIES 2. BE LEAN 3. TAKE CHARGE 4. THE RIGHT CULTURE
  • 12. INGREDIENT 1: ADD A MIXTURE OF COMPLEMENTARY QUALITIES
  • 13. TH ER E AR E NU ME ROUS PE RSONALITY TESTS OU T TH ER E THAT ALL BASICALLY TELL YOU THE SAME THING...
  • 14. AR E YOU EXACTLY TH E SA ME AS ME? VITRUVIAN MAN PLAYING GUITAR? IF SO I WOULDN’T WANT YOU ON MY TEAM
  • 15. EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN UNIQUE SELLING PROPOSITION (USP) DO YOU KNOW YOURS?
  • 16. YOUR USP IS A MIX OF: 1. TALENT – SOMETHING YOU’RE BORN WITH 2. SKILLS – SOMETHING YOU ACQUIRE OVER TIME YOU WANT TO FIND TEAMMATES WITH COMPLEMENTARY USPs THAT SUPPORT INDIVIDUAL STRENGTHS AND MINIMIZE WEAKNESSES
  • 17. ALSO, PEOPLE ARE INTUITIVE & EMOTIONAL BEINGS
  • 18. WHICH BRINGS US TO OUR NEXT POINT
  • 19. DON’T
  • 20. PARTNER WITH
  • 21. (OR HIRE)
  • 22. FRIENDS
  • 23. MAKE SURE THERE IS A FIT TO THE OVERALL TASK, OTHERWISE YOU PUT A FRIENDSHIP ON THE LINE.
  • 24. ic e M OM E NT A G e nJ u A) C) - SALES - PARTNERSHIPS - SPONSORSHIPS - EXECUTION - THE BLAND ONE - WILL CRY IF YOU MAKE THEM LAUGH GUESS WHOSE USP B) D) - MARKETING - DESIGN - BUZZ - DEVELOPMENT - ALWAYS CHANGING - SARCASM AT ITS BEST TWEET @MEETGENJUICE FOR THE ANSWERS
  • 25. INGREDIENT 2: A PINCH OF LEAN
  • 26. SPEEDY EXECUTION IS IMPERATIVE TO ACHIEVING AGGRESSIVE STARTUP GOALS
  • 27. S OF E ARLY SD AGEIN T DURING THE ONE COUL GO TUP, A STAR CTION ANY DIRE
  • 28. BY HAVING A LEANER TEAM YOU REDUCE THE RISK OF… 1. MISCOMMUNICATION 2. DELAYED DECISIONS 3. INABILITY TO GET $H!T DONE
  • 29. ic e M OM E NT A G e nJ u DID YOU KNOW? THE GJ TEAM CHANGED ITS FOCUS OVER 6 TIMES IN ITS FIRST 8 MONTHS. THEY FIGURED OUT WHAT TO DO AFTER ASKING THEIR DEDICATED COMMUNITY FOR FEEDBACK.
  • 30. INGREDIENT 3: EVERY CHEF HAS A SPECIALITY
  • 31. V E RYONE E , TU P AS TA R CHA RG E IN S TO B E IN W A NT
  • 32. G ES OF A N I NG STA TH E B EG I N A R E C RU C I A L S TA RTU P
  • 33. LEFT = STRATEGIC DOES THE LEFT SIDE KNOW WHAT THE RIGHT IS DOING? RIGHT = CREATIVE
  • 34. IN TODAY’S ERA, THE MIX OF CREATIVITY AND STRATEGY IS ESSENTIAL EACH SIDE NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE OTHER IS DOING
  • 35. S STA RTU P IONA L T A R E EMO ST E RS OA ROLLE RC
  • 36. STAGES OF A SUCCESSFUL STARTUP TEAM HOPE EXCITEMENT TEAMWORK SMALL WINS EGOS CONFLICT RESOLUTION TEAMWORK RESTORED HOPE RESULTS
  • 37. TO AVOID CONFLICT CAUSED BY EGOS, EACH INDIVIDUAL ON THE TEAM NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE OTHER PERSON IS DOING, AND VALUE EVERYONE’S ROLES
  • 38. THREE TIPS ON OVERCOMING CONFLICT
  • 39. #1 USE THE MAJORITY RULE 59
  • 40. #2 FORM AN ADVISORY BOARD 60
  • 41. #3 BE CREATIVE & HAVE FUN AFTER ALL, YOU HAVE TO WORK WITH THESE PEOPLE 61
  • 42. ic e M OM E NT A G e nJ u DID YOU KNOW? DURING THE TOUR, ARIELLE AND VIRGILIA GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT ABOUT WHETHER “EMO” MUSIC IS CONSIDERED “REAL ROCK.” THEY RESOLVED THEIR CONFLICT BY IMPERSONATING DANIELLE’S TAE-BO INSPIRED DANCE MOVES.
  • 43. INGREDIENT 4: CREATE THE SPECIAL SAUCE
  • 44. TH E M AKI NG E IS ALWAYS I N CU LTU R A STA RTU P ’ S BUT YOU CAN EXPEDITE THAT PROCESS BY IMPLEMENTING A FEW BASIC PRACTICES
  • 45. URN T O TH E LET’S T U LTU R E G OD C
  • 46. TONY HSIEH: “EMBRACE AND DRIVE CHANGE, CREATE FUN, BE ADVENTUROUS, PURSUE GROWTH, BUILD OPEN AND HONEST RELATIONSHIPS, BUILD A POSITIVE TEAM AND FAMILY SPIRIT, DO MORE WITH LESS, BE HUMBLE, DELIVER WOW RESULTS.”
  • 47. RACT I C ES TO E CU LT U RAL P ED 5 MOR WE’ V E ADD TON Y ’ S LI ST •CELEBRATE SMALL WINS 1.MICRO-FAILING 2.DON’T MICROMANAGE 3.YOUR COMMUNITY KNOWS BEST 4.COLLABORATION
  • 48. SMALL (QUICK) WINS THAT YOU CAN CELEBRATE IMMEDIATELY ARE GREAT MOTIVATORS
  • 49. BY FAILING FREQUENTLY AND LEARNING QUICKLY YOU MINIMIZE RISK SINCE YOU’RE TRYING AS MANY IDEAS AS POSSIBLE. THESE SMALLER, BUT FREQUENT FAILURES, BRING ABOUT INNOVATION.
  • 50. HA ND E IN V I S I B LE H LE AD WITH T THE MORE YOU MICROMANAGE, THE LESS PRODUCTIVE EVERYONE BECOMES. TRUST THAT YOUR TEAM IS COMPETENT, AND LET THEM TAKE CHARGE OF THEIR OWN WORK.
  • 51. SINCE THE MAIN FOCUS OF YOUR STARTUP SHOULD BE TO SOLVE A PROBLEM, WHO BETTER TO TELL YOU WHAT TO DO THAN YOUR COMMUNITY? SETH GODIN SAYS, “BUILD YOUR TRIBE!” BY LISTENING TO YOUR EMPLOYEES AND YOUR AUDIENCE, YOU WILL KNOW EXACTLY
  • 52. BUILDING A STARTUP IS A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT. COMBINE YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE WITH OTHERS TO GET AN OUT OF THIS WORLD RESULT.
  • 53. ic e M OM E NT A G e nJ u DID YOU KNOW? IF YOU DON’T RECEIVE A RESPONSE BACK FROM A GENJUICER WITHIN 48 HRS, OUR TEAMMATES WILL SEND OUT AN EMBARRASSING TWEET TO THE WORLD.
  • 54. UR SH APE YO OU WANT T O WAY Y T CHANGE. E THE I AN DECID HAPE, LET U C S S ER: O NLY YO IT GET IT P R EMEMB IDE IT, HEL GU TEAM.
  • 55. AND THERE YOU HAVE IT
  • 56. THE PERFECT RECIPE ON HOW TO MAKE A TEAM 1. COMPLEMENTARY QUALITIES 2. BE LEAN 3. TAKE CHARGE 4. THE RIGHT CULTURE
  • 57. IN THE MEANTIME, MAKE SURE TO SHARE THIS WITH TWO INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE IN THE INITIAL STAGES OF THEIR STARTUPS
  • 58. MADE FOR EMERGING INFLUENCERS FROM ALL INDUSTRIES. ARE YOU ONE? JOIN US 10/10/10. CREATED BY VIRGILIA KAUR SINGH CO-FOUNDER/ COO OF GENJUICE VIRGILIA@GENJUICE.COM
  • 59. PHOTO CREDITS (BECAUSE THEY MADE THE PRESENTATION EVEN MORE ENTERTAINING)

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