Building Strong Founding Teams
Event on 2013-02-12 18:30:00
Founding teams are the foundation on which successful startups are built upon. Get it right, and you're poised for success.
In this workshop you'll learn what to look for in a potential co-founder, go through self-discovery exercises to better identify what your strengths and weaknesses are, and how to best compliment them.
Learn practical tips for developing clear roles of responsibility, and techniques to foster a healthy and productive partnership. Although this workshop is geared towards entrepreneurs looking for the second and third key business partners, existing teams will equally benefit from the exercises.
This workshop’s methodology will be based on the Hogan Assessment, a personality assessment tool used to predict job performance at Fortune 500 companies for over 30 years.
About the workshop leaders:
Dr. Julie Edge is an organizational ecologist serving on the Organizational Behavior faculty and as Executive MBA Coach for the Olin Business School at Washington University-‐St. Louis. Certified in the Hogan Assessment Systems, she leverages the methodology in her leadership coaching, academic research, and consulting. During her career, Dr. Edge has served as a strategic growth advisor and coach to numerous biotech, healthcare and high technology start-‐up companies. Dr. Edge received her PhD in Environmental Biology and Public Policy and MS in Biology from George Mason University, and BA in Sociology from Bucknell University.
Shahab Kaviani is the co-founder and CEO of CoFoundersLab. Since 2010 Shahab has dedicated himself to helping entrepreneurs find the right co-founder and studies entrepreneurs to uncover characteristics which lead to high performing business partnerships. Prior to CoFoundersLab, Shahab co-founded HyperOffice, where he led product management, sales and marketing for over 7 years. HyperOffice competes in the cloud/SaaS collaboration industry for SMBs. Prior to HyperOffice, Shahab was on the pre-IPO team at Saba Software (NASD:SABA) . Shahab received his BA in Economics from the University of MD.
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