Here’s the latest from VentureBeat’s Entrepreneur Corner.

5 questions you should never ask a job candidate – Hiring can be an exciting time for a startup – and if you really like a candidate, you could begin a more casual conversation during the interview. Attorney Curtis Smolar warns, though, that this could get you into legal hot water.

3 things to look for when choosing your co-founders – Picking your co-founders is the most important step you take when starting your business. It’s not, unfortunately, as easy as picking like-minded acquaintances. Zephrin Lasker, CEO of Pontiflex, gives three critical tips for getting off on the right foot.

8 ways emerging industries quickly become consolidating ones – Sometimes, the number of players in a growth industry shrinks real fast. Megan Jones, a director at Hadley Partners, gives her thoughts on how that happens.

6 things you need to have in your VC pitch – Dense PowerPoint presentations and dull presentations won’t result in venture capital funding, but a good story might. Lisa Suennen, co-founder of Psilos Group, lists six ways to win a VC’s heart.

Insomniac Games’ Ted Price on keeping the workplace fun – The video game world, like the start-up world, can be a pressure cooker. Ted Price, president and CEO of Insomniac Games (makers of the “Ratchet and Clank” and “Resistance” franchises) discusses how his company tries to let employees blow off that steam.


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