If you are considering joining a startup or are in the process of building out your initial team I am moderating a panel at Silicon Valley Code Camp with three startup CEO’s offering lessons learned on their entrepreneurial experiences.
- Practical difference between employees, contractors, alliances, partners and co-owners.
- How to define the key roles in a startup: who is wearing which hats.
- What partners need from you.
- How to pitch to a co-founder.
- What it means to join a global team.
Working For Equity panel members:
- Liz Fraley founder of Single-Sourcing Solutions.
Before founding Single-Sourcing Solutions, Liz Fraley worked in both high-tech and government sectors, developing and delivering technical design and strategy of content creation, management, and delivery. Specializing in practical development and deployment, she continually looks for new ways to share information and strengthen the ecosystem of professionals around her.
- Apurva Mehta founder of RecordBox.
RecordBox is a virtual notebook for music students which makes the creation, storage, organization, and annotation of educational recordings easy. Before RecordBox, Apurva worked as a systems engineer in the Cloud Platforms group at Yahoo! in Sunnyvale. He has been programming enthusiastically since his early teens and has only recently taken up the entrepreneurial challenge of transforming products into businesses.
- Carl Ludewig CEO of Ludewig Multimedia.
Carl wants to change the way applications are developed by empowering designers and business users. In a world where the cloud, mobile and desktop need to fit together, Ludewig Multimedia looks to take a holistic approach with the next generation of software design tools. Carl’s prior venture was the mobile advertising company Ad Infuse, which was sold to Velti in 2009. Carl is a software engineer and musician who believes that creative talent is the key to success.
Getting to Foothill College Main Campus: from Interstate 280: Exit El Monte Road and travel west to campus entrance.
Address: 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Room 4306 in building 4300 Lot 3 or Lot 5 are closest. See Foothill Main Campus Map. Parking Lot 3 and Lot 5 are closest to 4306, you will need to purchase a day-use permit, they are $2 from vending machines in student parking lots. Machines accept $1 bills, and nickel, dime and quarter coins only.
Silicon Valley Code Camp is free and open to the public.