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How long should CTOs go without a salary?

John Zhu

Last updated on February 22nd, 2017

Andrew, You must know the project in details (business and technical) and the other founders/investors, or it is really hard to say what is fair... More

kraig Web App Tech Dev,desperate to brexit

February 22nd, 2017

See a lawyer.. S

Steve Owens

February 22nd, 2017

Get access to people who have already gone from startup to exit. It's just not experience most people have. Most people work for a company that scaled... More

Fred Davis Mentor at Runway Incubator

Last updated on February 22nd, 2017

I advise most startups to not place a valuation on their company. The only valuation that matters is the valuation of the lead investor in your series... More

Richard Gammons Program Manager/Product Manager

Last updated on February 22nd, 2017

I highly recommend "CS50" which is a Harvard University "Introduction to Programming Course" offered for free through edX: https://www.edx.org/. It's... More
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Gabriel Magaña Gonzalez

Last updated on February 22nd, 2017

The equity better be REAL GOOD. You are taking a huge risk by working for no salary on a project that, if you go by averages alone, will most probably... More

Andrew Lampert Intent to improve and enhance my performance.

Last updated on February 22nd, 2017

This is an interesting cautionary tale, but I say the culprit is the cycle, not the practice. It seems to be directly fed into by what the article... More

Marc Dedeaux 45, owner at a logistics co. and startup investor

Last updated on February 22nd, 2017

Hi. I'm an owner at a large 3PL and logistics company. We are based in Los Angeles and been around for a long time.. http://dartentities.com/ We've... More

Dat Nguyen Co-Founder at SoftupSolutions.com

February 22nd, 2017

The cost on your product development can be varied depending on your requirements (like many contributors have said). Starting a tech company without... More

Langston Richardson Founder of Startup for Jobseeking Tools + AI

February 22nd, 2017

Are you set on doing a competition this way? In my opinion, you might get a lot of people who aren't qualified to handle your project due to the fact... More

Kev Price start up founder, mentor, martial artist, bearded

February 21st, 2017

honestly ... if possible I'd find different investment. Taking this particular investor's money is going to move your focus away from long term sustainable... More

Golam Md Muktadir I am very open to learning and working together.

February 21st, 2017

I would recommend python, javascript or php. Learn with a goal (like building a simple website) so that you get a basic idea what programmers do.... More

Henry Daas Coach-Approach Strategic Advisor

February 21st, 2017

Traction/Gino Wickman The Art of the Start/Guy Kawasaki The Checklist Manifesto/Atul Gawande The Paradox of Choice/Barry Schwartz More

Chris Jordan Co-Founder

February 21st, 2017

Keep in mind that a breakthrough business is 1% an idea and 99% execution. I highly doubt that through the entire population of the globe that only... More

kraig Web App Tech Dev,desperate to brexit

February 21st, 2017

factor 1) Use of MS Product. ;-p

Dan Friedman Software engineer by day. Entrepreneur by night.

February 21st, 2017

It worries me is that you are the non-techie founder asking for help here, instead of your techie co-founder. What has he tried? Has he tried raising... More

Arnold Daniels Leading a developer team for startup

February 21st, 2017

Consider spending days solely with the family or solely working. I find a 4 working days and 3 family days being a good split. (2 work days, 1 family,... More

Thomas Leavitt Sr. Level IT Consultant, Serial Entrepreneur

February 21st, 2017

1. The seed investors shouldn't care who owns equity at this point, that's your loss, not theirs. The issue probably isn't the ownership of the equity,... More

Bob Fields

February 21st, 2017

Hello Olga, Congratulations on your initial success in the marketplace! By starting small and learning how to service your accounts you can apply... More

Steven Dearborn Web Services and APIs Solutions Architect, Innovative R&D, Agilist, Web and Mobile Apps

February 21st, 2017

I would recommend to separate into three parts. I would first get a firm who has past experience designing APIs to collect and complete your specific... More