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Monday, June 13 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Who to Hire When Building a Technical Product as a Non-Technical Co-Founder

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When you have an idea, but no technical expertise, deciding how to build can be intimidating. Join our panel of technologists who will share strategies for developing a concept as a non-technical founder. Learn when to hire a freelancer vs an agency vs finding a CTO and where to find them. We'll also talk about payment options, including equity and when you should distribute it for work. 

We recommend attending this event before attending Tuesday's "Pitch Developers to Get Your App Built": http://sched.co/6uQH

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Neal Bloom

San Diego lead, Hired.com | StartupSD
I am an organizer of San Diego Startup Week, lead for Hired.com in San Diego, and a co-founder of Portfolium. Passionate about talent tech.

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Carlisia Campos

Senior Software Engineer, Verve Mobile
I work at a startup building APIs and other backend distributed systems that are part of an end-to-end platform for a mobile ad server system. I think daily about time series, geolocation, performance monitoring and improvement, and data search and retrieval at scale. | | I co-founded and ran a remote first SaaS company for 5 years, managing the software development team, scouting and recruiting developers, managing clients and partnerships... Read More →
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Daniel Marashlian

CTO, Portfolium
Daniel Marashlian is a tech-entrepreneur from Sedona, AZ but living and building companies in San Diego for the past 8 years. Currently, he's the CTO at Portfolium, an EvoNexus company that is aimed to change the way people apply to jobs. Prior to Portfolium, Daniel was the CTO & Co-Founder of SlimSurveys and RapidEngage (sold to QuestionPro), TweetPhoto/Plixi (sold to Lockerz), and Pelotonics. Daniel has build enterprise solutions with... Read More →
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Chris Ridge

Director of Recruiting, The Control Group
Chris is no stranger to the process of hiring employees as an early-stage startup, having hired team members for somewhere around 200 companies over the years. Having initially focused on web developers, software engineers, DBA’s, etc, Chris now recruits for a large variety of different positions, including eCommerce and marketing. Chris currently serves as the Director of Recruiting for The Control Group, where he's constantly on the... Read More →
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Emily Rotolo

Founder and CEO, What Tax Form
Emily Rotolo is the founder and CEO of San Diego-based startup What Tax Form, a SaaS application that simplifies the completion and collection of employee tax forms during onboarding. The former Director of Staff for Summit Outside, she quickly learned how frustrating completing tax forms can be for both the employee and employer. Fresh off What Tax Form's launch at Collision Conf, Emily is currently in the process of raising a $1M seed... Read More →
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Ben Wanicur

Web Development Consultant, Middle Path Development
Ben has been working as a web developer for the past decade. Working everywhere from large dot-coms to small, mom-and-pop startups. He has been working as a freelance web development consultant the majority of that time. He currently runs his own consulting business, Middle Path Development Inc.

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