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How do you find co-founders? Those are the issues of Co-Founders and Core Team, that ENET will take up on February 3, with an expert panel of three well recognized serial entrepreneurs and co-founders, moderated by the prominent Boston startups attorney and ENET Chairman, Rob Adelson and serial entrepreneur Stacey Arbetter.

2/3/2015
When: 2/3/2015
From 7:00 PM to 9:45 PM
Where: 3rd Floor, The Great Room
1601 Trapelo Rd
Waltham, Massachusetts 
Contact: Maureen Mansfield

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ENET
The IEEE Boston Entrepreneurs' Network

 

How do you find co-founders? How do you recruit a core team? You guessed it – by networking.

That includes trade groups like ENET but also your own personal network. There are also groups that provide matching making for co-founders. But you do want to be careful. Joining with a co-founder is like going into a marriage. You could spend years and go through much of your money, and you need to both trust and respect your co-founder to share that with you. So, it’s best not to just jump in bed but rather get to know your co-founder for months before or perhaps have prior work experience. Even then you still want to protect yourself. Things change. For some, family becomes more important. Others can’t continue to live on ramen. It’s critical to have both core team and founder’s vesting – so that if someone leaves you can get all or most of their stock back. There are other issues to include in your Founders Agreement that protects yourself and the company you are founding. These include relations with past employers, ownership of IP and keeping trade secrets. You also want to manage the expectations of founders, your core team and investors. You need a plan. It doesn’t have to be a 50-page business plan, but some drawn up plan that includes targets you hope to achieve. It will change often and being agile is an important trait of a successful team, but you want to be honest with everyone and keep all on the same page and engaged in the decision making including when major course corrections are needed.

Those are the issues of Co-Founders and Core Team, that ENET will take up on February 3, with an expert panel of three well recognized serial entrepreneurs and co-founders, moderated by the prominent Boston startups attorney and ENET Chairman, Rob Adelson and serial entrepreneur Stacey Arbetter.

Cost: $20 for non-members

 

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