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How to find a technical






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January 27, 2021 • 12pm EST

Why you should take this workshop

In the early days of your startup it will be hard to attract a technical co-founder to build your app, but by knowing how to efficiently build of your MVP and get some traction, you can de-risk the opportunity for the tech person and change the conversation from "I Need You" to "Here's an Opportunity"...which makes it easier for them to say 'Yes' to joining forces with you. In this workshop, learn what to look for in a CTO, how to evaluate them properly, and how to find and attract them. 


  • 45 minutes of expert instruction from Tech Startup Advisor, Nelly Yusupova; 15 minutes of open Q&A
  • Access to the live replay in the IFundWomen Workshop Library

*Must have an IFundWomen Coaching Plan in order to access the library.

You will learn: 

  • What skills you should be looking for in a CTO/Technical Co-Founder
  • Where to look for potential CTOs or Technical Co-Founders
  • How to convince an engineer or CTO to be a part of your team
  • How to get your MVP built without a CTO

Course lessons


The role of a CTO

Learn the role of a CTO at different stages of a startup so you can know what specific skills to you should be looking for and set the right expectations from the onset.

Qualities of a great CTO

Learn the six qualities (plus a bonus one) that every CTO should have so you know exactly what to look for when you find them.

How/Where to Find a CTO

Learn why in the early days of your startup it will be hard to find a tech co-founder/CTO and why you need to earn a technical co-founder/CTO. Get Nelly's advice on how to earn a co-founder/CTO and the two things that will you will. need do in parallel to increase your changes of attracting co-founder/CTO.

Building your MVP without a CTO

Learn why outsourcing is the fastest way to build your MVP without a technical co-founder/CTO and why a good process is so important to make sure you don’t lose time and money outsourcing.

About the coach

Nelly Yusupova is a CTO, with over 18 years experience, leading companies to technical excellence. She is a start-up tech advisor, outsourced CTO, and the creator of TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs.

Nelly is on a mission to help entrepreneurs minimize technology mistakes and through her online masterclass TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs, she provides the roadmap to successfully manage technology teams and projects.

Just recently included in Fast Company’s, “League of Extraordinary Women”, Nelly has been at the forefront of the women’ s movement online since 1999 and is a Wall Street Journal’s “Woman on the IT Fast Track”.

Nelly is a speaker and presenter for many organizations and major industries events including: Women’s Enterprise Center, NY Entrepreneurs Business Network, Small Business Summit, BlogHer, Social Media Jungle, Mom 2.0, BlogWorld, and has been featured in INC Magazine, NBC Today Show, Fast Company Magazine,, O’Reilly, SmartMoney, SmallBiz, TechRepublic, Women’s Radio.


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