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Thursday, Oct 1
10:00am — 11:30am
Spotlight Track- Commons on Champa
237 attending

Founders anonymous. BYOM (Bring your own misconceptions)

From HBO's ‘Silicon Valley’ to TechCrunch, startup founders are modern day rockstars. But behind the glamour of those who've hit it big, there's the real story of what it really takes to found and build a business — and a series of misconceptions everyone faces along the way. Join David as he leads an interactive, frank discussion on some of the most surprising and impactful misconceptions founders face including:

  • The larger the valuation, the better your chances of success
  • Decisions start and end with you
  • Your co-founders are the lifeblood of the business
  • The key to increasing revenue is to do more

Whether you’re a first-time founder or have been around the block, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to cut through the b.s. with your peers.

About David Mandell
David Mandell is Co-founder and CEO of PivotDesk, a TechStars Boulder 2012 company that helps find space for growing businesses. Having served as a TechStars mentor since the start, he has entrepreneurial experience that runs the spectrum from small, start-up organizations to large multinational corporations. David is also the managing partner at VentureVoodoo partners, a consulting firm specializing in brand management for startup organizations.