How to Hire Top Software Engineers Outside Silicon Valley - Dan Street

In Chapter 7 of 20 of his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview, software entrepreneur and Loku founder and CEO Dan Street shares how he has been able to find and hire top quality software engineers outside Silicon Valley. He identifies engineering talent coming out of the University of Texas computer science honors program. By sharing a vision that resonates with young tech talent and being in a great city outside Silicon Valley, Street finds he is able to compete for talent that would typically go to big Silicon Valley firms such as Google, Facebook, or Netflix. Street is the founder and CEO of Loku (previously named Borrowed Sugar) which develops Internet software to strengthen local communities. Previously, Street worked in private equity at Kohlberg, Kravis, and Roberts (KKR) and management consulting at Bain & Co. He earned a BA in music and business from Rice University.