How Do You Get Great Experienced Engineers To Join Your Startup?

About one month after our company went operational, we decided to have an open house. The idea was my cofounders and I would ask our friends to stop by and check out our office. Hopefully, we could convince some of them to join us.

Jeroen, our VP Engineering, much to my surprise invited Greg and Matt to the open house. Greg and Matt were two of my favorite engineers from Maxim, and it would be a coup for us to get either one to join the company.