StackSummit: Build The Team
Building a strong team is both the most challenging aspect of growing a company and the most important job of a founder. The ability to find, attract and hire the right talent is the key to building a great company. Together with Greenhouse, we hosted StackSummit: Build the Team, a full day of panels and lessons that will equip you with the best tips, tactics and tools to build a successful team.
Hear from founders and experts from some of the most successful companies in New York that have grown teams from 1 to 100+.
Becoming a Talent Maker
It’s no secret that great hiring leads a business to great success. But hiring great people is very competitive and difficult, especially as an early-stage founder. Hear from Daniel Chait on why you should become a Talent Maker and how you can make hiring your competitive advantage.
Lesson: Creating A Structured Hiring Process
Structured hiring is a deliberate process through which you identify the best candidates consistently and efficiently. By implementing a structured hiring approach at your startup you can expect better outcomes like: consistency across interviews, mitigated biases, and a reduction in redundancy. Find out how you can setup your structured Hiring Process with Ariana Moon, Recruiting Manager at Greenhouse. Lesson PDF.
Lesson: Compensation Strategies
For early-stage startups it can be intimidating to arrive at the right comp. You want to hire the best people, but you’re resource-constrained and you have to be savvy about the non-cash components of a comp package, like title, equity, benefits. Hear from Sanj Sanampudi, Co-Founder & CEO of Concert as he shares his advice on compensating your startup team. Lesson PDF. We also have an in-depth discussion on Equity & Compensation: Advice for Founders.
Lesson: Writing a Great Job Description
The job description sets the stage for the entire hiring process—all while promoting your startup’s brand. If utilized properly, it can be a powerful tool for driving hiring efficiency and attracting top talent. Learn how to use your postings effectively as Michelle Sarhis, Recruitment Lead at Artsy walks you through the steps to writing a great job description. Lesson PDF.
Recruiting: Building a Startup Team
Recruiting is arguably the most important job of a founder during the early stages and well beyond. We speak with successful founders about how they built their initial team including topics like crafting the right roles, attracting talented and hard-working candidates, prioritizing diversity and setting compensation.
Panelists include: Saman Rahmanian, Co-founder & CPO of Ro (also Co-founder of Managed by Q); Galyn Bernard, Co-founder of Primary; Tom Gerrity, Director of Talent Acquisition at STASH. Moderator: Charlie O'Donnell, Founder & Partner of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures.
Measure What Matters: Managing Performance
We discuss how startup founders reconcile a goal-oriented culture in the midst of a company or product that is still evolving. We learn about the tools and tactics they use to monitor performance and provide accurate and meaningful feedback, as well as the more artful nature of just being a good person in the management role.
Panelists include: Sue Choe, Chief People Officer at Petal; Vivek Sharma, Co-Founder & CEO of Movable Ink; Brad Hargreaves, Founder & CEO of Common. Moderator: Amanda Moskowitz.
Prioritizing Diversity & Avoiding Bias
Achieving the goal of diversity and inclusion seems to all too often be a conversation about frustration, futility and, tragically, checkboxes. What can founders and early employees do to make their companies, management practices and recruiting more attractive to candidates that have historically been marginalized in tech and startups? How can we be better - as founders build an inclusive, thriving culture?
Panelists include: Gerard Ohen, VP of Talent Acquisition at Oscar; Liz Wessel, Co-founder & CEO of WayUp; Polly Rodriguez, Co-founder & CEO of Unbound; Cheryl Roubian, VP of People at Greenhouse. Moderator: Amanda Moskowitz.
Building A Technical Team
Tech talent is in high demand. When hiring engineers and highly skilled tech workers, every company is competing with Google, Facebook and Amazon. Our panel will deliver actionable suggestions to the most vexing questions: How do you stand out and win top talent? How do you ensure that your hiring managers are highly engaged and personally involved? How do you address the challenges around diversity in tech teams?
Panelists include: Katie DiCioccio, Tech Recruiting Manager at Greenhouse; Andy Lister, Director of Engineering at Greenhouse; Jonathan Wasserstrum, Founder & CEO of SquareFoot. Moderator: Beau Haugh, Head of Engineering at Betaworks.