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      How to Find and Vet a Technical Co-founder in Santa Monica

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      July 31, 2013

      Wednesday   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      101 Broadway
      Santa Monica, California 90401

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      How to Find and Vet a Technical Co-founder

      How to Find and Vet a Technical Co-founder

      In a talk targeted to both business people and engineers, John Shiple of FreelanceCTO offers his proprietary secrets for building successful technology companies regardless of technical skill level. John's approach is to integrate People, Process, and Technology, offering business and technology people a new framework for building & scaling their companies.

      This presentation and conversation is about how to find and vet a technical co-founder. You will learn where to find them, how to vet them, how to distinguish yourself from other companies, and much more.

      You are not the only person looking for a technical co-founder. If you want to gain a competitive advantage over anyone else that's looking for a technical cofounder, then you don't want to miss this perfect opportunity to learn from a seasoned CTO.

      Instructor: John Shiple

      John Shiple ( is an acclaimed technology consultant to CEOs throughout the U.S. John does one of 3 things:

      1. Triage badly broken products
      2. Unstick stuck companies
      3. Launch new businesses

      John creates success for his clients by building companies and products for businesses and investors. John’s work brings forth new products, optimizes business processes, lowers operating costs, and enables operational scalability. He has a special expertise in working with emerging and disruptive technologies.

      John has founded, raised capital for, and launched multiple companies and products, including

      • Redesigning GeoCities, the 4th largest site on the Internet, to increase ad inventory by more than 10,000 times and enable a purchase by Yahoo! for $3.57 billion in stock
      • Enabling to sign 50+ co-branded partnerships including AOL Time Warner, Compaq, NBCi, and Office Depot
      • Launching as the leading community engagement platform for cities and local governments. MindMixer recently secured $4M in funding and works with over 500 cities (including 8 of the top 10 cities by population size)
      • Rebuilding to become the leading next generation site for offering and sourcing intern talent

      John’s clients have included Hilton, GeoCities,, Mota Motors, MindMixer, HotWired/Wired Digital, and many, many more.

      About Coloft Academy

      Coloft Academy offers classes, workshops and courses for tech entrepreneurs in Los Angeles. Topics offered include web/mobile development, user experience, marketing, finance, legal and more. For a list of upcoming classes, visit To automatically get updates, join the mailing list.

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