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Become A Co-Founder

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Working As A Co-Founder

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $175,110

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Co-Founder does

  • Co-founded "Cinderella Sisters" cleaning service for homes and small businesses
  • Helped customers incorporate computers, its multimedia applications, and the potential of the Internet into their business plans.
  • Prepare Weekly Meetings And Coordinate Product Development.
  • Developed online student and employee management system using ASP and MS SQL Server for elementary schools.
  • Lead a team of 4 and launched mobile platform for Android and iOS developers.
  • Specialized in raising equity and debt for private commercial real estate placement offerings.
  • Owned and operated a non-profit organization along with two other people.
  • Provided start-up company with all IS needs
  • Managed promotional social media accounts to generate buzz, growing Facebook followers from zero to over 600
  • Utilized focused identity and direction through b-to-b sales, strategy, and project management.
  • Use Google analytics and SEO tracking to develop a plan to monetize site.
  • Perform business development duties with possible clients and build a stronger relationship with the current ones.
  • Directed and implemented business strategy, maintained profitability.
  • Manage contracts, financial statements via Docusign services.
  • Established company online store with functions of advertising, ordering, and customer service.
  • Co-founded and developed a job board for junior developers using Ruby on Rails, postgreSQL and Bootstrap.
  • Served as human resources partner for the firm.
  • Used GIS for strategic business planning and analysis.
  • Established an LLC and created a personal care brand for Tween girls (5 SKUs).
  • Developed the Net Zero Energy concept and business model for homes and subdivisions.

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How To Become A Co-Founder

Although education and training requirements vary widely by position and industry, many top executives have at least a bachelor’s degree and a considerable amount of work experience. 

Education

Many top executives have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in business administration or in an area related to their field of work. Top executives in the public sector often have a degree in business administration, public administration, law, or the liberal arts. Top executives of large corporations often have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

College presidents and school superintendents are typically required to have a master’s degree, although a doctorate is often preferred.

Although many mayors, governors, or other public sector executives have at least a bachelor’s degree, these positions typically do not have any specific education requirements.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many top executives advance within their own firm, moving up from lower level managerial or supervisory positions. However, other companies may prefer to hire qualified candidates from outside their organization. Top executives who are promoted from lower level positions may be able to substitute experience for education to move up in the company. For example, in industries such as retail trade or transportation, workers without a college degree may work their way up to higher levels within the company to become executives or general managers.

Chief executives typically need extensive managerial experience. Executives are also expected to have experience in the organization’s area of specialty. Most general and operations managers hired from outside an organization need lower level supervisory or management experience in a related field.

Some general managers advance to higher level managerial or executive positions. Company training programs, executive development programs, and certification can often benefit managers or executives hoping to advance.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Top executives must be able to communicate clearly and persuasively. They must effectively discuss issues and negotiate with others, direct subordinates, and explain their policies and decisions to those within and outside the organization.

Decisionmaking skills. Top executives need decisionmaking skills when setting policies and managing an organization. They must assess different options and choose the best course of action, often daily.

Leadership skills. Top executives must be able to lead an organization successfully by coordinating policies, people, and resources.

Management skills. Top executives must shape and direct the operations of an organization. For example, they must manage business plans, employees, and budgets.

Problem-solving skills. Top executives need to identify and resolve issues within an organization. They must be able to recognize shortcomings and effectively carry out solutions.

Time-management skills. Top executives do many tasks at the same time, typically under their own direction, to ensure that their work gets done and that they meet their goals.

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Co-Founder Career Paths

Co-Founder
Senior Project Manager Vice President, Business Development
Chief Marketing Officer
10 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Marketing Manager
Digital Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Marketing Director
Director Of Communications And Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Marketing Specialist Digital Marketing Manager
Director Of Digital Marketing
10 Yearsyrs
Fellow Instructor
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Sales Consultant Marketing Consultant
Head Of Marketing
6 Yearsyrs
Writer Communications Specialist
Marketing Communications Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Business Developer Business Development Manager
Marketing Director
7 Yearsyrs
Fellow Program Manager
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Management Consultant Marketing Consultant
Marketing Strategist
6 Yearsyrs
President And Founder Business Developer
Marketing/Business Development
8 Yearsyrs
Managing Partner Operations Director
Operating Partner
8 Yearsyrs
President And Founder Vice President & General Manager
President And General Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Chief Technology Officer Senior Project Manager
Product Management Director
12 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Product Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Writer Marketing Director
Senior Vice President Of Marketing
12 Yearsyrs
Business Developer Vice President, Business Development
Vice President & General Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Marketing Specialist Director Of Communications And Marketing
Vice President Of Marketing & Communications
12 Yearsyrs
Sales Consultant Director Of Sales
Vice President Of Sales & Operations
12 Yearsyrs
Management Consultant Product Manager
Vice President, Product Management
13 Yearsyrs
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Co-Founder Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    63.1%
  • Female

    32.2%
  • Unknown

    4.7%

Ethnicity

  • White

    71.9%
  • Asian

    14.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    9.4%
  • Unknown

    2.9%
  • Black or African American

    0.9%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    35.7%
  • French

    12.9%
  • Chinese

    9.8%
  • Mandarin

    8.8%
  • German

    4.6%
  • Italian

    3.8%
  • Russian

    3.5%
  • Portuguese

    3.4%
  • Arabic

    2.9%
  • Japanese

    2.7%
  • Hindi

    2.6%
  • Korean

    2.5%
  • Cantonese

    1.8%
  • Hebrew

    1.1%
  • Vietnamese

    0.9%
  • Urdu

    0.8%
  • Gujarati

    0.7%
  • Greek

    0.6%
  • Turkish

    0.6%
  • Polish

    0.5%
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Real Co-Founder Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Co-Founder & Partner The New America Foundation Washington, DC May 26, 2015 $185,000
Co-Founder, Head of Product Getmii, Inc. MA Jan 01, 2016 $120,000
Co-Founder Astute Doctor Education, Inc. Aliso Viejo, CA Jun 07, 2016 $120,000
Lead Vision Expert & Co-Founder Adraid, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Sep 13, 2013 $91,437
Co-Founder, Technology & Product Videohunt, Inc. New York, NY Jan 10, 2015 $80,000
Co-Founder, Technology & Product Rocketrip New York, NY May 07, 2013 $80,000
Co-Founder, Technology & Product Rocketrip, Inc. New York, NY May 07, 2013 $80,000
Sales Engineer [Co-Founder] Jobrefer, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jul 27, 2010 $75,000

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Top Skills for A Co-Founder

WebDesignOnlineBusinessStrategyFinancialStatementsBusinessPlanBusinessDevelopmentNon-ProfitOrganizationFacebookVideoTwitterCustomerServiceInternetProductDevelopmentStart-UpCompanySmallBusinessProjectManagementMarketResearchROISEOE-Commerce

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Top Co-Founder Skills

  1. Web Design
  2. Online
  3. Business Strategy
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Collaborate with web designer to bring to life brands that embody clients career and life ambitions.
  • Launched an online marketing campaign to increase knowledge of the product, surpassed sales goal by 300%.
  • Developed and maintained a comprehensive business strategy and business plan.
  • Prepared company financial statements and pro forma financial projections.
  • Competed in a business plan challenge with a diverse team of business professionals, scientists and a law student.

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