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Starting a software company, as an academic

I am an academic about to get tenure, but I'm thinking about an alternative career trajectory. In particular, I have an idea for software that (I believe) could be revolutionary, related to my field of study. I'm thinking of quitting my job to pursue this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2014 - 13 answers

Midlife crisis: Suggestions for a career path out of media?

I'm nearly 40 years old and by some measures, successful. I graduated from a top university and have been employed by major companies for nearly 20 years of my professional life. I've grown increasingly dissatisfied with my chosen career though, and I was hoping some of the wise minds here could give me some advice. Details follow. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2014 - 6 answers

Help negotiating a salary for a sky-rocketing US/Euro e-commerce site!

Hello! I've landed an interview for a management position at a fairly big e-commerce site, whose growth in the last couple of years has exploded and is still growing. I'll be interviewing for a position at the European headquarters (Germany), although the company is US-based. I need help asking for a salary that's both competitive and fair! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2013 - 2 answers

Can I stop my former startup co-founder from stealing my idea?

So I had this idea for a tech startup. I found somebody that I thought could help me make it real. We developed a pitch for investors. Then he decided he didn't like the equity arrangement we'd verbally agreed to, and informed me that he intended to move forward with my idea without me. Can I keep him from doing so? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2013 - 12 answers

Should I quit my day job and work for this start-up?

I've got a new job. I like it. But I've also ended up with a second new job - working evenings for a startup. Long-term, I need to pick one. Which? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2013 - 10 answers

Career vs Maybe Baby

Woman navigating career and family planning - stay comfortable in a good job or take the risk in a startup? Apologies, a bit long and ranty inside: [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 4, 2012 - 14 answers

How do I tell my friend that I stole her idea?

I stole my friend's idea. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2012 - 51 answers

Should I work at a startup?

Is it worth it for me, a software developer with over 15 years' experience to work at a startup in order to update my skill set? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2012 - 6 answers

How does equity even work?

How to bring up the question of getting my hands on some equity in the company I work for? I work at a small (>10 employees) engineering firm contributing greatly to the intellectual property in which we trade. I get paid decently (for which I am definitely grateful) but there's never been any discussion of earning any equity... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 30, 2011 - 9 answers

How to pitch myself to a startup?

I am a marketing professional - middle management in an enormous media conglomerate. I would like to shift my work environment and infrastructure completely and work for a startup that is currently staffed only with technical experts, programmers, scientists and a small sales force. How do I pitch myself to be part of a company that doesn't have any people who do what I do yet? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2011 - 5 answers

Should I stay or should I go now?

I'm bored working for a monolithic company and am considering taking a job at a 10-person startup. What should I ask my prospective employer before making the decision? Details within! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2011 - 10 answers

What am I?

I'm in the process of being hired on from contractor to full time status. My boss asked me what title I would like. I need some help figuring out what I want to be and how much a person of that title should make. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 27, 2011 - 6 answers

First job at startup, good idea?

I just got an offer to my first job ever, a small startup with a good pedigree. Now I'm panicking a little, and I need some advice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2011 - 14 answers

What are the benefits and headaches of equity in a private company?

What are the benefits and headaches of owning equity in a private company? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2010 - 4 answers

Unpaid founder of defunct co seeks unemployment in CA

I am in California and the startup I founded is bust. I want to know how to make the best case for my eligibility for unemployment benefits. Complicating factor: I took no salary from my startup, only stock. My last regular job prior to this startup fiasco was in Fall 2007. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I find clients for my newly-launched time management consulting firm?

How do I get clients for my newly-launched time management consulting firm? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 2, 2010 - 8 answers

How to split business ownership fairly?

How should my business partner and I split the ownership and income of our start up? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2009 - 16 answers

Can I use a retirement fund to buy out startup stock options?

I'm about to leave a startup to go to a different company, and I need some help figuring out how to handle my stock options. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2009 - 7 answers

At least it was a shit job.

In Queensland, Australia: I've been laid off from a job for which I've never had a contract. No notice, no redundancy payments offered, etc. I'm screwed, right? I imagine so, but just checking. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 4, 2009 - 12 answers

Emphasis on "good"

How do I find a good technical co-founder for my startup? (I am not the worthless ideas-only guy!) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2009 - 7 answers

Do I exercise my options early if I have the choice?

Did you work for a startup and exercise your options early? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 5, 2009 - 11 answers

How to negotiate with the boss of the startup company I work for?

Working for a startup and going a little crazy- how should I handle it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 25, 2009 - 10 answers

"I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse"...

Writing your own job description - how to talk yourself into a job you want? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2008 - 2 answers

Unemployment for an unpaid startup co-founder?

Do I qualify for CA unemployment as an unpaid founder of a startup? What if the company goes under or lays me off? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2008 - 3 answers

Cost of living or job pool: help me decide!

In the current economic climate, should I stay where I am in a place with average cost-of-living and a average job possibilities, or move to a place with high cost-of-living but great job possibilities? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 6, 2008 - 11 answers

How to switch companies?

Controversial Job Change: Family business broke up, 1/2 the family left current company to start competing business. Considering the bad blood, how do I make a switch to the other team? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2008 - 10 answers

Payroll processor or part-time bookkeeper for startup? (US/SF)

StartupFilter: Payroll processing co or part-time bookkeeper for SF Bay Area co? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Best on-line account for a startup?

Startupfilter: best on-line account for a small US business? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2008 - 3 answers

How do I go full time on my start-up?

In the evenings and weekends, I've been working on a web start-up company with a colleague. I think our idea is great and can make money and we're both pretty smart. I want to go full time. What is the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2008 - 8 answers

What Constitutes a Verbal Contract?

About a year ago I agreed (verbally) to do some programming work for a startup in exchange for a small amount of equity. In the meantime I've lost faith that this equity will be worth anything. Can I decline to do this work, or have I made a binding verbal contract that I must now fulfill? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 25, 2007 - 15 answers

Any resources for working with other partners in a startup?

How much should I expect out of partners from a startup, in regards to time and commitment? I am the type who will spend every waking hour researching, working, making contacts, etc. I do not believe my partners are making the same time commitment. Any advice, books or resources on dealing with interpersonal relationships when a startup is in the early phases? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 11, 2006 - 16 answers

Hiring at a bootstrapping startup company?

StartupFilter: A two-person software startup wants to bring on two developers, what can we offer them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2006 - 7 answers

How can I go after my backstabbing business partner?

What can I do about a business partner who ran off with an idea? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 17, 2006 - 13 answers

Help me ask for a raise.

I'm a developer in the US and I make about $46k. For my position in my zip code, salary.com says that I should make around $60k. Help me ask for a raise. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 5, 2005 - 10 answers

Help me write my own ticket!

I've been recruited to help start a company. Help me write my own ticket. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 9, 2005 - 4 answers

Joining a Startup

StartupFilter: What questions would you ask a startup you were thinking of joining? What questions would you ask yourself?

More about the startup: its a software company that has VC funding. They are just starting to create the product. There's less than ten people involved.

More about me: a corporate monkey who's looking for a change in life if possible but can stay put if that's best. I have a good job salary-wise right now, but I do not feel like I am moving anywhere with it. I have worked long hours in the past and am interested in the product being created. I felt the need to post anonymously because I have posted about my job here before.
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2005 - 12 answers

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