Multiple reports have identified that the top reason startups fail is financial. According to one report, 79 percent of businesses that fail start out with too little money. So, it’s no wonder many startup founders make attracting investors a top priority.
However, while securing funding is vital for startup founders, serial entrepreneur Max Shapiro says building a high-quality team is equally important. According to a recent report, while two in five small businesses are planning to grow their workforce, more than half of professionals believe employee turnover will increase further this year, making hiring more difficult.
Shapiro is the founder and CEO of PeopleConnect, a 22-year-old executive search firm which helps early-stage high-tech companies find the talent they need to succeed. He’s also the founder of PitchForce, a platform that connects entrepreneurs with investors.
At a Founders Network webinar on June 21, 2022, Shapiro will share his secret sauce for building a great team and attracting investors for your startup.
In his webinar, Shapiro will cover:
About the Speaker:
Max Shapiro founded PeopleConnect in 2000 to help early-stage high-tech companies find the talent they need to succeed. PeopleConnect’s clients are in technology, biotech, cleantech, apps, services, medical devices, and consumer products.
Their team of outstanding recruiters finds C-level executives, talented managers and experienced leaders who will bring their client companies to the next level. They provide traditional contingency searches as well as their one-of-a-kind ‘Employees Without Paychecks’ program, which he created after the dotcom bust to help promising companies find top-level talent willing to work for equity only until the company gets their funding.
As you can tell by the name of his company, Max likes to connect people and would love to know if there is any way that he and his team can help you add some fantastic, startup experienced people to your team, like PeopleConnect has been doing for 20 years.
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