Latest Notifications
You have no recent recommendations.
Name
Title
 
MiniBio
FOLLOW
Title
 Followers
FOLLOW TOPIC

Question goes here

1,300 Followers

  • Name
    Entrepreneur
  • Name
    Entrepreneur
  • Name
    Entrepreneur
  • Name
    Entrepreneur
  • Name
    Entrepreneur
  • Name
    Entrepreneur
  • Name
    Entrepreneur
  • Name
    Entrepreneur

Where are the best places to find people looking to join a startup that isn't networking?

We have a startup that has a patent pending technology (voicecuttech.com) and we are about to have a meeting with the Facebook CMO. We are doing a capital raise and will most likely have funding very soon. I have built a startup in the past (non tech) and I'm looking to the group to find out where are the best places you have been able to find top tech and design talent that are eager to work in a startup? We will leverage the relationship with Facebook if we are able, however I want to queue people up for bringing them on as soon as we are ready and I'd love to find them now.

14 Replies

Amy Weicker
1
0
Amy Weicker Entrepreneur
Director of Marketing, Marketing Consultant, Social Media Strategist, Customer Experience Enthusiast
AngelList, hands down. Just looked at your site briefly and it looks like you're a SaaS tech provider, in which case SaaStr.com is doing a new "jobs" spotlight feature and is taking submissions for SaaS companies with openings -- their blasts go out to tons of SaaS startup folks. Could be worth an attempt.
Christopher Wilson
0
0
Christopher Wilson Entrepreneur
Tech product manager, Infusionsoft expert, process automation fanatic, veteran startup exec, & seasoned pitch man.
Great Amy! Thanks so much. Just started an Angelist profile. Great suggestions.
Christopher Wilson
0
0
Christopher Wilson Entrepreneur
Tech product manager, Infusionsoft expert, process automation fanatic, veteran startup exec, & seasoned pitch man.
We signed up for a hired.com account but you have to have funding in place already for their platform and they require a 15% finder fee of the base salary offered (which seems common for a recruiter).
Steve Hole
0
1
Steve Hole Entrepreneur • Advisor
Entrepreneur | Creative Technologist | Sports Junkie | Currently starting @playofflabs
Suggest you also apply to FounderDating.com. There's a vetting process but it's also a great resource. Good luck!
Christopher Wilson
0
0
Christopher Wilson Entrepreneur
Tech product manager, Infusionsoft expert, process automation fanatic, veteran startup exec, & seasoned pitch man.
Hi Steve, thanks for the suggestion, but I'm already a member!
Glenn Donovan
0
0
Glenn Donovan Advisor
Vice President of Sales (fractional)
Chris - I'd try very hard to exploit your LinkedIn network to find people who come to you at least with a reference from people you know. The first engineer(s) who come on board are crucial and having a personal reference from someone you trust will help avoid duds.

++ Amy - Angel List and SaaStr are great sources for these kind of folks too.
Siarhei Harbachou
0
0
Siarhei Harbachou Entrepreneur
Looking around
Hi Chris,

If you have plan to raise fund, then there will be one more option available for you - outsource technical works.

I see small sense, startups host their dedicated teams, while enterprises save money and outsource technical works ever for new products.

Depending on your needs, I can help to find right engineers at company I work: ibagroupit.com

I know many of my colleagues who would be happy to work at innovative project like yours.

Christopher Wilson
0
0
Christopher Wilson Entrepreneur
Tech product manager, Infusionsoft expert, process automation fanatic, veteran startup exec, & seasoned pitch man.
I definitely agree with that crucial affect of the first hires. I think my network is good, but unfortunately it's not filled with a lot of tech or design people.
Glenn Donovan
3
0
Glenn Donovan Advisor
Vice President of Sales (fractional)
Chris - Best practice while hiring engineers today is to throw a programming problem at them on the spot and give them a small amount of time to solve it. The point isn't just coding skills, but also to get a sense of attitude and how they handle a bit of pressure. I know a bunch of good engineers, but most of them are very difficult to manage - the better they are, the more they play "frustrated renaissance man" within organizations.

Look for those who are hungry and down to earth and social. You probably don't need a "rocket scientist" as much as you need a good team player with a good work ethic who is practical. Not sure what else I can offer as help. Good luck!
Christopher Wilson
0
0
Christopher Wilson Entrepreneur
Tech product manager, Infusionsoft expert, process automation fanatic, veteran startup exec, & seasoned pitch man.
Wow Glenn... that is really insightful. Thanks!
Join FounderDating to participate in the discussion
Nothing gets posted to LinkedIn and your information will not be shared.

Just a few more details please.

DO: Start a discussion, share a resource, or ask a question related to entrepreneurship.
DON'T: Post about prohibited topics such as recruiting, cofounder wanted, check out my product
or feedback on the FD site (you can send this to us directly info@founderdating.com).
See the Community Code of Conduct for more details.

Title

Give your question or discussion topic a great title, make it catchy and succinct.

Details

Make sure what you're about to say is specific and relevant - you'll get better responses.

Topics

Tag your discussion so you get more relevant responses.

Question goes here

1,300 Followers

  • Name
    Details
  • Name
    Details
  • Name
    Details
  • Name
    Details
  • Name
    Details
  • Name
    Details
  • Name
    Details
  • Name
    Details
Know someone who should answer this question? Enter their email below
Stay current and follow these discussion topics?