“No business is so good that the wrong people can’t mess it up. And no business is so bad that the right people can’t fix it…so if you don’t get the people part of the equation right, everything else is really immaterial.” – Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures
The composition of the team is one of the crucial success factors for a start-up. The most important prerequisite: The people in the team must match well, have a common objective and the responsibilities are clearly distributed among the team members. In this startup talk you will learn about the basic principles for the team building to allo-cate roles and responsibilities in a team as a basis for a successful business and substantiated topics concerning the growth of a start-up: e.g. advice on further devel-opment of venture capital funding.
Trainer: Dr. Thomas Funke
Dr. Thomas Funke heads the entrepreneurship department of a think tank of the German Federal Ministry for Economics since August 2013. Additionally he is co-founder of www.daslaufrad.at, www.iamstudent.at, www.sitzengel.de and develops an online-tool (www.whataventure.com) that helps bringing ideas to the market. Before that he was Assistant Professor and founder of the Entrepreneurship Center Network at Vienna University of Business and Economics. In addition he was founder and head of operations of the Research Studio eSPARK, a studio that aims at supporting entrepreneurs in the very early stages. In his academic career he was based in the US, Hong Kong and Austria. He just recently published a book on entrepreneurship ecosystems with FAZ Buchverlag with the title: „Beyond Silicon Valley: Examples of Successful Entrepreneurship Ecosystems“.
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