How to be a Founder Worth Coding For
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
In this session, Dan Sullivan and Galen Sanford of Crowdly will talk through the fundamental decisions and common mistakes you need to be aware of during the crucial phase of moving your technology startup from concept to product from two very different perspectives.
Dan will provide his take as a non-technical initially sole Founder, Galen will bring the perspective of working as a technical Founder, journeyman contractor, and eventually Director of Technology charged with growing the product and the team around it.
This session will cover from your first line of code to the fundamental makeup of your growing team. We’ll discuss
-Knowing when you actually need code and what you can do before
-What you can learn to do yourself (and what you should)
-Working with contractors and how not to suck at it
-How to attract, qualify, and structure early team members, including fractional resources.
-How coders evaluate their opportunities.
-Terrible opinions and lies you’ll be told, and assumptions you’ll probably be wrong about.
-Five important early decisions that you might not know you’re making.
-What is the purpose and character of your technical team?
When & Where
Harvard Innovation Lab
Launched in November 2011, the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab) serves as a resource for students from across Harvard interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. The programming offered by the i-lab is designed to help students grow their ventures at any stage of development and covering a wide range of disciplines. The i-lab fosters unprecedented collaboration among Harvard students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and members of the Allston and Greater Boston communities.