At last week’s CIBC Presents Entrepreneurship 101 lecture, attendees heard Lance Laking, an experienced entrepreneur and MaRS advisor, speak about the key factors in building teams in companies – coupling the disparate values of peer-recognition motivated, technically focused staff with the “coin operated” attitude of a sales team.

Although this is somewhat of a chicken and egg question, which do you think is the most important: the technical folks who design and develop the product, or the sales people who convince customers to buy it? How should you, the company CEO, divide up the rewards?

Downloads and Resources

Weren’t able to attend the class? Need some notes or want to look something up? Click below for all of the goodies from the lecture.

Human Capital: Building high performance teams for your start-up’s success from MaRS Discovery District on Vimeo.
Human Capital: Building high performance teams for your start-up’s success
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Tony Redpath

Tony Redpath mentored entrepreneurs at MaRS, with a particular emphasis on environmental, advanced materials and manufacturing markets. His primary role was to ensure that MaRS has the right programs in place to help companies take their ideas to market and that these programs are working together. See more…