What I Learned From My Startup Getting Screwed

Education for entrepreneurs comes in many forms but learning from setbacks is often one of the keys to their success.  Why do many startups who have great success in fundraising end up in liquidation, for often intangible or external reasons?

In truth, failure is often a better mentor than initial success, especially in highlighting lessons critical to a new venture’s longterm success.   Join us for presentations from entrepreneurs and venture capitalists sharing their “war stories” about painful lessons they learned – not vetting investors, not knowing how to build the right team, ignoring interpersonal issues and conflicting motivations, or unknown unknowns.

After the presentations there will be audience Q&A along with plenty of networking.




Jeff Stibel

Founding Partner, Bryant Stibel

Former CEO, Web.com


Brett Brewer  

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Crosscut Ventures


Wes Nichols

Partner, March Capital

Co-founder & CEO, MarketShare


Shahin Farshchi

General Partner, Lux Capital




Randy Churchill

Managing Director

Avidbank Venture Lending


Joe Sichta


VRI Studios


Coffee and Networking begin at 8:00 am.

Free Parking Underground: Right turn at signal on east side of Cahill (turn right at tennis courts); parking lot entrance 75 yards on right.

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