October's Enterprise Tech Meetup will feature a moderated panel of leading VC's and entrepreneurs discussing best practices for attracting, hiring and retaining both technical and non-technical employees at a startup.
With startups, the key answers to success are as follows: people, people and people. However, when starting or growing a team, what approach and critically important legal considerations should a founder take? How is hiring different for a B2B startup compared to a B2C startup? Then, once youve built a great team, what you do to make sure they stay with your company?
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David Teten, Partner, ff Venture Capital
David is Founder and Chairman of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York. He is a Mentor with Dreamit Ventures, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, Founder Institute (New York and Singapore), Lean Startup Machine, and the Startup Leadership Program.
David was formerly Founder and Chairman of Navon Partners, a data and analytics company focused on analyzing private companies; Acting CEO of Vertical Key, a web-based software service for managing large-scale events; Managing Director with Evalueserve, a 2,500-person global research and analytics company; and Founder and CEO of Circle of Experts, an investment research firm acquired by Evalueserve. David holds a Harvard MBA and a Yale BA, both with honors.
Sean Maclsaac, CTO, Yext
Sean MacIsaac serves as Yext's Chief Technology Officer. Sean was co-founder and CTO of Intwine, a software consulting company that he helped grow prior to completing its sale to Datran Media. After the acquisition, Sean was promoted to CIO of Datran, where his team supported the development and operations of Datran's core technology platform. Sean graduated with honors from Princeton University with a bachelor's in computer science.
Debbie Madden, Senior Vice President, Cyrus Innovation
For more than eight years, Debbie has effectively led the internal operations at Cyrus, including sales, recruiting, and finance. Debbie loves taking an idea from concept to completion, and developing processes that support Cyrus growth and success. Her personal mission at Cyrus is to ensure we have the highest quality employees, the highest quality clients, and a highly efficient internal operations process that is proactive and enables the company to run smoothly.
Before Cyrus, Debbie flexed her entrepreneurial muscles by founding Fetch-a-Flick, Manhattans only door-to-door DVD and snack delivery service back in 2002. In more corporate roles, Debbie served as Director of Customer Support at MircoStrategy, managing a 65-person department providing technical support throughout the Americas and Asia. Earlier in her career, she was an Associate Business Analyst at Kraft Foods where she was responsible for implementing standard practices across 55 US-based manufacturing plants.
6:00 - 7:00 PM Networking (drinks)
7:00 - 8:30 PM Panel including Q&A
8:30 - 9:00 PM Additional Networking
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