Startup Hiring: How to Attract, Hire and Retain the Best People

7 lectures from top founders and CEO's about how to do human resource planning for your startup!
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  • Video 5.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2011 English

Course Description

Immad Akhund, Co-Founder & CEO, HeyZap Sourcing Great Candidates

Immad Akhund is an engineer and entrepreneur, having studied Computer Science at Cambridge University and co-founded 3 successful start-ups. He was previously a co-founder and the CTO of (acquired by

Auren Hoffman, Founder & CEO, RapLeaf Interviewing A Players

Auren Hoffman is the CEO of Rapleaf. Auren is also a non-employee cofounder of BrightRoll and a co-founder of AdRocket. He is also an active angel investor and advisor. Previously, he founded and sold three Internet companies before age 30: BridgePath (sold in 2002), Kyber Systems (sold in 1997), and GetRelevant (sold in 2002).

Brian Helmick, Founder & Algentis HR, Legal, and Compensation

Brian Helmick is the founder of Algentis, an HR Software & Services firm that simplifies operations for small and medium-sized businesses by assuming the burden of HR administration. Algentis clients include Eventbrite, Udemy, and many more startups

Nathan Parcells, Co-Founder of InternMatch How Interns Can Be a Game-Changer for Your Startup

InternMatch is an online platform that connects students with internships. The company raised $400,000 in angel funding from Dave McClure, Mitch Kapor, Kenny Van Zant, and Raj Agarwal.

Taso Du Val, Co-Founder & CEO, TopTal Leveraging International Talent

As an early and lead engineer at Fotolog (acquired by Hi-Media for $100m), Slide (acquired by Google for $224m), and his own companies, Taso brings unprecedented top management and engineering experience to TopTal. He created TopTal as a solution to the sky-rocketing demand for top engineers in Silicon Valley, US, and Europe despite the shrinking local graduate rates of such engineers.

Dan Arkind, Founder & CEO, JobScore Hiring Hacks for Founders

Dan Arkind is the co-founder and CEO of JobScore, a freemium online hiring solution used by 450+ employers. Dan is a 15 year veteran of the tech startup talent wars and spent the first part of his career recruiting for the firm that built and spun off

Russ Fradin, Co-Founder & CEO, Adify Closing Like a Champion

Russ co-founded Adify (acquired by Cox Communications for $300m) and most recently was the SVP of Business Development for, the internet's largest seller of wine. Before joining, Russ was the EVP of Corporate Development for comScore Networks (NASDAQ: SCOR). He began at comScore in 2000 before comScore signed its first customer and was responsible for starting many of the company's businesses as well as structuring strategic alliances.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 7 lectures from founders & CEO's who have hired hundreds of individuals
  • Actionable, tactical advice. You will learn the little things that lead to a successful hiring process
  • Help from a private community of fellow entrepreneurs and some of the speakers on our discussion board

What is the target audience?

  • How to build a hiring culture
  • Where to source great candidates and what channels to reach them on
  • How to effectively screen through your candidate pool
  • How to build a complete hiring process to repeat over and over again
  • How to find great interns
  • The differences between outsourced workers and in-house workers
  • HR terms and concepts you will need to know
  • What common legal practices to follow when hiring
  • How to close candidates and make sure they don't back out in the 11th hour

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Section 1: My First Section
Extensive Guide to Sourcing Great Candidates
How to Interview A Players
Human Resources, Legal and Compensation for Startup Entrepreneurs
Leveraging International Talent
How Interns Can Be A Game Changer For Your Startup
Video Only: Hiring Hacks for Founders
Closing Like a Champion - Russ Fradin

Instructor Biography

Startup University, Startup Courses for Startupers

Startup University is an effort to provide anyone in the world with access to the leading experts in the startup community. The top entrepreneurs and investors from Silicon Valley speak on the record about how they built their businesses. Each series has a specific topic - such as "Raising Capital" or "Social Marketing" and experts on those topics deliver clear, actionable education on the subject. Series are split into multiple lectures so every course by Startup University has between 3-8 parts.

Instructors include Dave McClure (Investor at 500 Startups), Naval Ravikant (Founder of AngelList), Adeo Ressi (Founder of Founder Institute), Dan Martell (Founder of Flowtown), Immad Akhund (Founder of HeyZap), Auren Hoffman (Founder of Rapleaf), and more.

A core focus of Startup University is actionable instruction, so each founder and investor is coached before each talk. They are told to focus entirely on advice people can use and to ignore the traditional fluff you would hear at an industry conference. This focus has made Startup University one of the highest rated and most watched courses on Udemy.

Instructor Biography

Russ Fradin, CEO of Dynamic Signal, Investor

Russ is a digital media industry veteran with more than 15 years experience in the online marketing world.  Russ co-founded and was CEO of Adify (acquired by Cox for $300M in May 2008) and co-founded SocialShield.  He was also SVP of BD at, EVP of Corporate Development at comScore (NASDAQ:SCOR) and was among the first employees at Flycast (acquired by CMGi for $2.3B in January 2000).  Russ is also an active angel investor in the digital world and is on a number of Boards.  Russ holds a BS in Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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