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Build a strong founding team
3h 6min
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Build a strong founding team

The founding team can make or break a startup. This course explains the challenges of building a strong founding team and provides the advice and tools you need to help you address them. It includes interviews with founders who provide their advice, plus 2 important canvases: a Skills Matrix Canvas and a Team Delivery Canvas, which you can use to identify the strengths and weaknesses in your team and the areas where you need to develop.
3h 6min

Learn - core concepts

4min
4min
Find out what it takes to build an effective founding team. Learn about the challenges of being part of a founding team ...

Hear - advice from founders

4min
Founding Team Video Banner
4min
Several startup founders discuss the importance of building a strong founding team, share the lessons that they have lea ...
3min
BICAR Founders
3min
Hans-Jörg Dennig and Adrian Burri, the founders of Swiss e-mobility startup BICAR, explain the importance of building a ...
3min
Founder of Medusoil
3min
Dimitrios Terzis, the founder of Swiss construction engineering startup Medusoil, explains the importance of building a ...

Explore - optional knowledge from the web

5min
Founding Team
5min
How many founders are too many, and how many are too few and how do you divide equity amongst co-founders?
5min
Young Entrepreneurs Meet
5min
Who should be in your founding team, how many of you should there be and what roles should you have? These and other imp ...
45min
Sam Altman
45min
Entrepreneur and investor Sam Altman explains how to recruit a team to execute your plan.
8min
Steve Jobs
8min
According to legendary founder Steve Jobs, if you want to be successful, you should build a team focussed on content, no ...
3min
3min
Find out whether to coach, delegate, direct or excite your team members using this simple framework first proposed by co ...
10min
10min
Marc Lehmann, Founder and CEO of an accounting software company, Saasu, provides a calculation methodology that you can ...
10min
10min
Slicing Pie is a popular equity split calculator invented by entrepreneur Mike Moyer.
11min
11min
Two lawyers share their perspectives of why a Shareholders' Agreement is so important and what key aspects it should inc ...
15min
Contract Signing
15min
Venture capital investment template documentation, including a term sheet, an investment agreement, a shareholders agree ...

Apply - tools

30min
30min
Use our Team Skills Canvas to analyze the skills in your team and identify any gaps or areas of overlap and consider how ...
30min
30min
Analyze your team's delivery potential by assessing the likes, dislikes, strengths and weaknesses of your team members.