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Sunday, March 10 • 11:00am - 1:30pm
Startup Operations: The Lone Rangers of Tech

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RSVP Required - I-9. W-4. IRA. Budget. Policy. Reimbursement. Invoice. Payroll . . . These are not exactly the words that inspire entrepreneurs. Yet the Startup Genome Project reported that most companies fail because of premature scaling, or “focusing on one dimension of the business and advancing it out of sync with the rest of the operation."
While the majority of employees may be rightly focused on the core product, a good operations manager can see how all the pieces of the business fit together and make sure it's growing in a way that's sustainable. This can be especially hard if there's only one operations person in the company--that person may have to struggle to get the CEO's attention and fight the employees on following policies.
This session brings operational Lone Rangers together to discuss and advise on topics such as constant context-switching, creating company culture, finding good lawyers and accountants, setting priorities, training employees, and making financial decisions.
Prerequisites:
None.
What to Bring:
A smartphone or laptop may be useful, but is not required.
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Speakers
avatar for Liz Jones-Dilworth

Liz Jones-Dilworth

VP OperationsJones-Dilworth IncLiz Jones-Dilworth is the VP of Operations at Jones-Dilworth Inc., a marketing and PR firm that focuses on bringing early-stage technologies to market. A doctor of literature, Liz found the working conditions so intolerable in the university that she... Read More →
avatar for Mikalina Kirkpatrick

Mikalina Kirkpatrick

CofounderLittle BirdMikalina Kirkpatrick is a co-founder and the Chief Operating Officer of Little Bird, an expert and influencer discovery startup in Portland, Oregon. Mikalina has lead product management, finance, HR and more from the early stage Sunday night meetings on her couch... Read More →
avatar for Carin Zinter

Carin Zinter

COOThe Daily DotOne part COO, one part educator, and one part beekeeper, Carin Zinter enjoys wearing multiple hats. As COO at The Daily Dot -- an online media start-up -- she’s a trusted sidekick overseeing finance, legal, HR, sales, and myriad other functions. Prior to joining... Read More →


Sunday March 10, 2013 11:00am - 1:30pm
AT&T Conference Center, Classroom 203 1900 University Ave

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