Candice Hughes, PhD, MBA

September 16th, 2013

I have been negotiating with a technical co-founder. However, he needs to have a salary to come on board... More

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John Sturdivant CEO, Founder at WorkforceAlpha

May 14th, 2016

What are some principles about sizing up the equity to give a co-founder joining during prototype testing (no salary)? How much should I set aside... More

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Chris Hartman Experienced Product Development Consultant

April 22nd, 2013

Hey All,So we are working on a new product and I'd like to generate some interest prior to beta launch. As most do, we are thinking of a basic 'coming... More

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Andrea H Special Projects Director

May 8th, 2015

I have a marketing expert that is extremely excited to advise This Dog's Life (.co) but wants to be more than an adviser. He wants a hands on role... More

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September 7th, 2013

I'm a software engineer. I know exactly what my salary range is for "regular" full-time employment. However, I'm currently considering an offer at... More

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December 15th, 2015

I have been getting requests followed by interviews, where I can easily deduce that the founders and their co-founder(s) want me to work for free... More

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Charlene MD, MPH CEO & Founder, ReciproCare, Halcyon Fellow

July 21st, 2013

Hi everyone, I will likely be working with a very talented grad student who will help to develop the methodology, select appropriate data sets, and... More

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Max Avroutski

February 16th, 2015

Not paying Founders a salary is illegal ?I was watching Y Combination lectures at Stanford University and on lecture 17 at 32m30s they started to... More

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Gabe Ripley Owner, TattooNOW, Off the Map Tattoo, and Tattoo Gathering

February 25th, 2016

The title is pretty self-explanatory. I have employees talking about compensation and one is suggesting the coworkers are getting unfair deals . I... More

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YingYing Liu Assistant Brand Manager

October 1st, 2014

My co-founder and I would like to create an app, but we do not expect to generate any revenue within the first year. We work purely out of passion... More

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