Founder Counseling: 7 Steps to Founder Success

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Jenny Fielding


Nicole Glaros


David Mandell


Nearly 95 percent of all startups will fail – it’s true. Founders may map failure to timing or funding, but they’re more likely to perish due to founder issues – nearly 65 percent of startup failures map back to poorly structured founder relationships. Can’t all startup founders just get along? Nicole Glaros and Jenny Fielding of Techstars, the global entrepreneur ecosystem with over 800 portfolio companies, will speak to the seven steps entrepreneurs must take to achieve founder success. They’ll discuss: overcoming relationship issues, role and decision-making discussions, and the distribution of equity and salary, which consistently bring early-stage companies to their knees. Moderated by David Mandell.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Advanced