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Startup

Team & Hiring:


A Founders Journey

January 2018
Lucy Beard
lucy@feetz.com
Team & Advisors

•  First…the 60 second pitch


•  There is no “I” in Team….BUT
•  I have an idea…..will you help me?
•  The evoluNon of finding people
•  Equity & Advisors
•  Tools that Worked


Feetz at a Glance

100M+ Media
Team & Advisors

•  First…the 60 second pitch


•  There is no “I” in Team….BUT
•  I have an idea…..will you help me?
•  The evoluNon of finding people
•  Equity & Advisors
•  Tools that Worked


There is no “I” in Team….BUT

The Founder
Stands Alone
Team & Advisors

•  First…the 60 second pitch


•  I have an idea…..
•  The evoluNon of finding people
•  Equity & Advisors
•  Tools that Worked


I have an idea…..Day 1
Team & Advisors

•  First…the 60 second pitch


•  There is no “I” in Team….BUT
•  I have an idea…..
•  The evoluNon of finding people
•  Equity & Advisors
•  Tools that Worked


EvoluNon ….Week 2
EvoluNon…..Week 3 – Month 4
EvoluNon…..Week 4 – Month 4
EvoluNon...Mth 4. Do I need a Co Founder?

Instead:
Someone I Trust,
Can Carry Stuff,
Will Work For Free,
Can Add to Accelerator Applications
EvoluNon…..Mth 5, Get Out There
EvoluNon...Mth 6. I’m Moving to Tennessee
Watch Out for “Equity Team Investors”
4 Years On – Building a Team ConNnues but Evolves

•  Building teams is hard work and never


ends
•  Teams evolve as the company evolve
•  Example: Learning to ride a bike vs
Biking in an IronMan
Team & Advisors

•  First…the 60 second pitch


•  There is no “I” in Team….BUT
•  I have an idea…..
•  The evoluNon of finding people
•  Equity & Advisors
•  Tools that Worked


Equity & Advisors

•  Don’t confuse Mentor with Advisor with Board Member


•  Don’t give this too freely, let is maaer and mean something
Feetz Advisor Journey
Team & Advisors

•  First…the 60 second pitch


•  There is no “I” in Team….BUT
•  I have an idea…..
•  The evoluNon of finding people
•  Equity & Advisors
•  Tools that Worked


Categorize and Follow Up with People
- Use Free Solu8ons, Google Docs Example -
Tell Your Story – The FI email builds up over
8me – and people LOVE to cheer you on
Press & Events – they need content, help them
to deliver interes8ng and relevant stories
List of Tools

•  HARO (Help a Reporter Out): Free email from people


searching for people to be in their story
•  Odesk, Fiverr: Use the cheap and quick services to test,
build experience in what you need, and piece-meal
work
•  Workable: hiring pladorm that will publish your job on
10+ sites, does cost money, but great when you get in
to acNve pipeline building
Team & Advisors

•  First…the 60 second pitch


•  There is no “I” in Team….BUT
•  I have an idea…..
•  The evoluNon of finding people
•  Equity & Advisors
•  Tools that Worked


Building a Team Starts With You

The Founder
Stands Alone
Hiring & Teams
A Founders Journey
Lucy Beard
Building a Team Will Feel Like This
lucy@feetz.com