Strong Suit 086: Competing with the Big Boys for Talent when you're a Small Fry

The war for talent is ON. So, how do you compete with the likes of Google, Facebook, and Uber to attract Rockstars to your fledgling company? Especially when you can’t pay top dollar.
My guest today is Kevin Willer. He’s uniquely-qualified to show us how.
Kevin is Partner at Chicago Ventures, the fund with $100M under management & dozens of upstart portfolio companies.
And before that, Kevin was the very First employee of Google in Chicago. Back in 2000 – when nobody had heard of Google – he built a Rockstar team of hundreds & put them on the map.
In this 20-minute interview, Kevin shows us how to compete for talent with the big names. The mistakes to avoid. And why talent should be your #1 priority in 2017.


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“Jeff has recruited Rockstars and built winning cultures for 25 years. Finally, he shows us how!” —Brad Feld, Managing Director, Foundry Group Venture Capital