This Episode is about people: the talky squishy things that power startups. How do you patch together a good team who will get you to the next level?
We delve into the changing landscape of how people work together. Are global virtual teams the next big thing? We also explore “perks”; are they just bribery or do they really help people work together better?
Chris Ridd reveals the story of how Xero kept their “startupness” as they transformed from a two man operation above a coffee shop to a billion dollar company. Jodie Fox, Founder of Shoes of Prey gives us a sneak peek into how she works with her people on the eve of their global expansion and Country Manager of ELance oDesk Kyri Theos talks about the virtual team experience.
Our writers also decide to embark on a startup adventure of their own with a “portable storage device” ( the POCKIT), mentored by the live audience. Dave McClure answers that bad-ass question: Do you need to be a A*#^*& to run a company?
Guest Pitchers include:
PLUMORA Founder, Dr Aakanksha Chhikara
REFFIND Co Founder, Ben McGrath
APPEE Founder, Alberto Simongini