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Wednesday, September 18 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Pearly Tang presents 'Failure to Launch - How to Make Your Startup (and You) Survive and Thrive'

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It’s been said that 90% of all start-ups fail, and while this figure may be closer to 50% by the five-year mark - the question is why?
There are obvious reasons such as lack of funding or an inability to truly find a solution to a gap in the market, but one of the biggest determinants of success is the founder (and their team).
Learn from the leading industry experts on how to work harder and smarter to ensure that your start-up survives and thrives past the 5-year mark.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
• The latest breakthrough research from local start-up founders on effective strategies to grow your start-up to a multi million-dollar company!
• What entrepreneurship is from an academic perspective
• Practical tools to build mental resilience and plans of action to overcome the barriers faced by start-up founders
• Hear about real stories from our panel on how they dealt with the trials and tribulations on their journey to creating a successful company and what pitfalls to avoid
After the presentation, there will a Q&A session with the audience.

A very special thank you to Bench Accounting (bench.co) for their venue sponsorship!

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Ian Crosby

Co-Founder & CEO, Bench Accounting
Ian Crosby is the co-founder and CEO of Bench, North America’s largest bookkeeping service. Recognizing that entrepreneurs go into business to pursue a passion, not to do administrative work, Ian saw the opportunity to improve lives for small business owners by making bookkeeping... Read More →
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Colin Mansell

Founder, RED Academy
Colin is the founder of RED Academy, a growing global network of coding and design schools, where students learn by working on real client projects. He previously founded digital agency Drive, which was sold to Major Tom. Outside of helping RED Academy scale, Colin currently helps... Read More →
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Anna Sainsbury

Founder and Chairman, GeoComply
n 2012, Anna founded GeoComply, an innovative new company aimed at filling a crucial missing piece of the US iGaming puzzle: the ability to accurately locate players to within State borders and to detect and block popular location spoofing technologies such as VPNs and DNS Proxies... Read More →
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David Clough

Assistant Professor, OBHR Division | Entrepreneurship & Innovation Group, University of British Columbia
A current faculty member of the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, Professor Clough is deeply passionate about social science research, and about communicating the fruits of that research through teaching. His published research includes papers on entrepreneurs... Read More →
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Pearly Tang

Founder & Principal, Excel Student Solutions
Author, Educator, and founder of Excel Student Solutions, Pearly is a decade-plus veteran of global higher education who has personally taught, directed, or created academic programs for thousands of students from 15+ countries. At Excel Student Solutions, Pearly works with her team... Read More →

Wednesday September 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Bench 200 - 545 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A6