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 Labs
The Harvard Innovation Labs consist of a vibrant, cross-disciplinary ecosystem for the Harvard community to explore innovation and entrepreneurship while building deeper connections. It is an excellent example of the One Harvard vision and a leading catalyst for the Allston Science and Enterprise District.The Innovation Labs fosters unprecedented collaboration among Harvard students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and members of the Allston and Greater Boston communities.
The Harvard i-lab is the central component of the Harvard Innovation Labs. It is an educational collaborative for all current Harvard students from any Harvard school to explore innovation and entrepreneurship at any stage. it provides open co-working space, a vibrant community of peer and mentor support, experiential programming, and a 12-week Venture Incubation Program, helping student teams take their ideas further, faster.
The Launch Lab is a critical extension of the growing Harvard Innovation Labs. It provides eligible Harvard alumni leading high-potential early-stage startups with a curated community including collaborative coworking space, business building programming, and access to i-lab advisors and mentors. It fosters continued connection between alumni, current students, and the Harvard commnunity as a whole.