TALES OF BUILDING A TEAM       (as a teen)
TALES OF BUILDING A TEAM       (as a teen)            when you don’t have any                f*cking money
ABOUT THE    FAILEDENTREPRENEUR
a kid’s dream
HIRING A TEAM WITH         WITHOUTMONEY          MONEY        vs.
MY STORY
The Process              Reached my network
The Process              Reached my network
The Process              Reached my network               Reached my friends
The Process              Reached my network               Reached my friends               Hired by feeling (without a plan)
The Process              Reached my network               Reached my friends               Hired by feeling (without a pla...
The Process              Reached my network               Reached my friends               Hired by feeling (without a pla...
My TeamNot Paid         De-centralized           Young Me (Business) + Designer + Programmer + Programmer
THE RESULT
IF*CKING FAILED
“Failing is a good thing”          WTF? Succeeding is a good thing!
MY MISTAKES
MY MISTAKESDOING IT ALONE
MY MISTAKESCALLING MY FRIENDS
MY MISTAKESNOT GOODSCREANING
MY MISTAKESNOT CREATIVE
MY MISTAKESWITHOUT A PLAN
MY MISTAKESFORGOT PASSION /  CONNECTION
MY MISTAKESFORGOT PASSION /  CONNECTION
MY EXTRA PROBLEM    TRUST
Who do you want to work for?
LESSONS LEARNED   that you should learn too
LESSONS LEARNED  Make a Hiring Plan
LESSONS LEARNED    Be Creative
LESSONS LEARNED    Be Creative
LESSONS LEARNED    Be Creative
BE CREATIVE     HOST AN HACKING EVENTMAKE IT LOOK LIKE THE “NEXT BIG THING”   NETWORK. NETWORK. NETWORK.       THINK OUTSI...
LESSONS LEARNEDBecome a good marketeer
LESSONS LEARNED   ... but NEVER lie
LESSONS LEARNEDMake it clear that is going to be         hard... yet fun.
LESSONS LEARNEDTry to get a local team and  get some cheap place.
LESSONS LEARNEDGet as many candidates as        you can.
LESSONS LEARNEDHire People With Previous   Startup Experience
LESSONS LEARNED Look for people with    side projects
LESSONS LEARNED Doers! Doers! Doers!
LESSONS LEARNED  Great About Us   and Jobs page
LESSONS LEARNED        No Friends(for the sake of friendship)
LESSONS LEARNED   Give Ownership
THE DECISIONGetting a co-founder         vsHiring an employee
LESSONS LEARNED    F*ck Titles
LESSONS LEARNED   Have a Mission
LESSONS LEARNED    Be Yourself
HAVE FUN and try not to fail
Q&A@ricardojrsousa  www.ricardosousa.me
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  • Tales of Building a Team (as a teen)

    1. TALES OF BUILDING A TEAM (as a teen)
    2. TALES OF BUILDING A TEAM (as a teen) when you don’t have any f*cking money
    3. ABOUT THE FAILEDENTREPRENEUR
    4. a kid’s dream
    5. HIRING A TEAM WITH WITHOUTMONEY MONEY vs.
    6. MY STORY
    7. The Process Reached my network
    8. The Process Reached my network
    9. The Process Reached my network Reached my friends
    10. The Process Reached my network Reached my friends Hired by feeling (without a plan)
    11. The Process Reached my network Reached my friends Hired by feeling (without a plan) Hired talent, not passion
    12. The Process Reached my network Reached my friends Hired by feeling (without a plan) Hired talent, not passion Did it all by myself
    13. My TeamNot Paid De-centralized Young Me (Business) + Designer + Programmer + Programmer
    14. THE RESULT
    15. IF*CKING FAILED
    16. “Failing is a good thing” WTF? Succeeding is a good thing!
    17. MY MISTAKES
    18. MY MISTAKESDOING IT ALONE
    19. MY MISTAKESCALLING MY FRIENDS
    20. MY MISTAKESNOT GOODSCREANING
    21. MY MISTAKESNOT CREATIVE
    22. MY MISTAKESWITHOUT A PLAN
    23. MY MISTAKESFORGOT PASSION / CONNECTION
    24. MY MISTAKESFORGOT PASSION / CONNECTION
    25. MY EXTRA PROBLEM TRUST
    26. Who do you want to work for?
    27. LESSONS LEARNED that you should learn too
    28. LESSONS LEARNED Make a Hiring Plan
    29. LESSONS LEARNED Be Creative
    30. LESSONS LEARNED Be Creative
    31. LESSONS LEARNED Be Creative
    32. BE CREATIVE HOST AN HACKING EVENTMAKE IT LOOK LIKE THE “NEXT BIG THING” NETWORK. NETWORK. NETWORK. THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
    33. LESSONS LEARNEDBecome a good marketeer
    34. LESSONS LEARNED ... but NEVER lie
    35. LESSONS LEARNEDMake it clear that is going to be hard... yet fun.
    36. LESSONS LEARNEDTry to get a local team and get some cheap place.
    37. LESSONS LEARNEDGet as many candidates as you can.
    38. LESSONS LEARNEDHire People With Previous Startup Experience
    39. LESSONS LEARNED Look for people with side projects
    40. LESSONS LEARNED Doers! Doers! Doers!
    41. LESSONS LEARNED Great About Us and Jobs page
    42. LESSONS LEARNED No Friends(for the sake of friendship)
    43. LESSONS LEARNED Give Ownership
    44. THE DECISIONGetting a co-founder vsHiring an employee
    45. LESSONS LEARNED F*ck Titles
    46. LESSONS LEARNED Have a Mission
    47. LESSONS LEARNED Be Yourself
    48. HAVE FUN and try not to fail
    49. Q&A@ricardojrsousa www.ricardosousa.me

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