Scaling Without a CTO: Tips and Tricks for Startup Growth | The Pair Program Ep22

The Pair Program

Feb 28 2023 • 47 mins

Join us as our hosts, Tim and Mike, talk to tech startup leaders Jason Cole and Dane Baker. Jason has been building technology products, teams, and companies for over 30 years. In 2017 he founded Da Primus Consulting to help early-stage tech startups bring their products to market, and since then he and his team have provided fractional CTOs and other leadership roles for over 20 startups. Dane Baker is the co-founder and CEO of EcoCart, as well as a recent Forbes 30 Under 30 awardee. EcoCart was started with the mission to make the fight against climate change easy, affordable, and accessible for everyone, working to leverage the immense power of digital commerce as a force for good.

In this episode, you’ll learn about a crucial decision that early-stage startups make: when to hire a full time CTO.You’ll learn about:

  • The different approaches startups can take when scaling their technical teams.
  • When is it best to hire a full-time CTO.
  • The role of a fractional CTO.
  • And much more!