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“Look for someone who is frankly passionate about your idea or concept,” says Bohdan Zabawskyj, who has helmed technology for a number successful early stage start-ups, including Clearnet, Redknee, Rypple and Mercatus and advisors many more, including Kik.

Bohdan Zabawkyj was the guest for StartupGrind Toronto recently. He believes strongly that non techies not settle for just any developer. Nor should you settle for just any really, really talented developer. Instead, beyond talent – which is a given – it is absolutely vital that the cofounder capture the passion and the vision for the business. “It’s tough…because someone who is a great developer is in high demand, let alone working for equity,” he counselled. If you missed it, you can see him share his thoughts here:

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Michael Cayley
Having attracted over US$50-million in investment and closed over $21-million in pre-launch sales for startups in China, the USA and domestically, Michael is living the struggle of the self-funded, pre-revenue Founder in Canada. He understands the pace of global innovation. He founded & funded the Ontario Cross-border Technology Innovation Ecosystem (OCTIE) study and he designed and taught the first, post graduate level, social media course in a full time program in Canada: crowdsourcing over 100 global experts as mentors. Cayley is the Founder of Cdling Capital Services Inc. (pronounced "seedling") a ratings agency that measures risk and builds trust between Founders, Investors and Experts in the era of low cost, globally funded startups and he is the Founder & Director of Startup Grind Toronto.