Building Teams for Startups

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Building Teams for Startups

  1. 1. Building a High-PerformanceStartup TeamAkira Hirai  Cayenne Consulting  www.caycon.com CAYENNECONSULTING innovate | grow | succeed
  2. 2. What matters is not ideas, but the people who have them.Importance Good people can fix bad ideas,of the Team but good ideas cant save bad people. -- Paul Graham, Y Combinator CAYENNECONSULTING innovate | grow | succeed
  3. 3. Really Important Folks Product / TechnicalRoles of the Fairly Important FolksCo-Founding Sales / Marketing Team Less Important Folks Business / Numbers / Operations / MBAs CAYENNECONSULTING innovate | grow | succeed
  4. 4. Character Compatibility Key CommitmentConsiderations Conviction Challenge Competence CAYENNECONSULTING innovate | grow | succeed
  5. 5. Networking NetworkingHow Do YouFind Them? Networking Networking Everything Else CAYENNECONSULTING innovate | grow | succeed
  6. 6. Marquee names Big Mistakes Snap decisions(Especially for Legal stuff Startups) Headhunters Not checking references CAYENNECONSULTING innovate | grow | succeed
  7. 7. Guy Kawasaki Reality CheckFurtherReading The Art of the Start Paul Graham paulgraham.com CAYENNECONSULTING innovate | grow | succeed
  8. 8. Startup happiness is all about getting to solve problems you care about More alongside people you like and respect.Wisdom -- Dharmesh Shah, HubSpot CAYENNECONSULTING innovate | grow | succeed
  9. 9. Building a High-PerformanceStartup TeamAkira Hirai  Cayenne Consulting  www.caycon.com CAYENNECONSULTING innovate | grow | succeed
  10. 10. Building a High-PerformanceStartup TeamAkira Hirai  Cayenne Consulting  www.caycon.com CAYENNECONSULTING innovate | grow | succeed

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