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Hiring Early Technical Teams

First Session: 

Hosted by Gordon Wintrob

Co-founder and CTO at Newfront

Gordon Wintrob is a tech industry veteran, having co-founded and led two Y Combinator startups, StackLead (W14) and Newfront (W18). He has raised over $300M for Newfront and grown the team to over 850 people. He has also held engineering positions in both early-stage and public companies such as LinkedIn. Gordon's experience has given him the expertise to offer mentees real-world advice on building successful teams from the ground up.

Circle Description

This Circle will guide technical co-founders through the process of building an early technical team. It will include sessions on the types of roles to hire for, the best ways to source talent, and the common pitfalls to avoid. At the end of the Circle, participants will have the knowledge and confidence to hire the first several Engineers and Product people for their startup. All payments will be donated to Girls Who Code, an organization working toward closing the gender employment difference in computing.

Limited to 10 spots

Total Cost:  $1,000

Pay with your L&D budget

Benefits of joining this Circle:

  • Engage in interactive learning with a limited group of peers ( limited to 10 spots)
  • Bring your own challenges and the Gordon will be able to help in live
  • Lifetime access to all session material: slides, templates, recordings and additional resources


  • Technical co-founders with at least 2 years of experience in a related field
  • Must have a professional job title in a technical field
  • Must have a basic understanding of industry-standard hiring practices
  • Company size must be 5 or fewer people

Cohort Includes:

CEO at Tapioca


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