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CTO Series - The Mercurial Role of the Startup CTO with Chris Hahn (Appature)

Speaker: Chris Hahn, CTO, Appature

Talk Summary:

Many things change as a startup goes from its humble beginnings towards bigger days.  Everyone involved is impacted profoundly, and growth is thrust upon you whether you’re ready for it or not.  This is no less true in the case of a technical co-founder.  In my case, being someone who really loves getting into the details with coding, some of these transitions were harder than others.

In this talk, I’ll share my experiences of this journey and attempt to highlight some of the key things I found to be most important.  Some sub-bullet titles for this include:

  • "Company Values?  Culture? Why does all this stuff matter?”
  • “33 Things I Wish I Had Prepared For Going into Due Diligence in Fundraising and Acquisition”
  • “What the hell am I really supposed to be doing today?”

About Chris: Chris Hahn has been designing and building both consumer and enterprise software for over 13 years. He has worked on everything from 3D graphics  hardware at ATI Research to Tablet PC solutions and operating systems at Microsoft. After leaving Microsoft, he spent a number of years working with startup companies to build a variety of media and social networking web applications before cofounding Appature in 2007.

Chris is passionate about building easy-to-use, rapidly deployable and readily adopted web applications. He believes strongly that building great software requires the marriage of a passion for technology with an obsession for customer success.


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7:00 - 7:30 Sign in and networking
7:30 - 8:30 Presentation and Q&A
8:30 - 9:00 Networking

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  • Matt D.

    Thanks for the insights, Chris.

    July 16, 2013

  • Curtis F.

    Can't wait!

    July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Conflict :(

    July 15, 2013

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