UW CoMotion Labs Virtual Event: Fundamentals for Startups: Halloween Horror Stories - Oct 30

Friday, October 30, 2020

Join us the day before Halloween for some horror stories from startup entrepreneurs. Startup life can be difficult but it’s downright scary when things go wrong.

Paul Swegle: A Seattle musician came up with an idea for a music sharing platform that would provide greater revenue sharing for musicians than existing platforms. He connected with a co-founder with seemingly impeccable credentials who promised to handle all of the company's administrative tasks and fundraising. While the musician founder worked with the team that nearly completed the platform, his co-founder created a frightening web of deceptions that resulted in a true nightmare for all involved.

Robin Glenn: Robin's company, BASE Education, joined a distribution partnership with a large ed-tech provider who sold the BASE Education product for a revenue boost (unbeknownst to them, they were being acquired), but never trained the clients or got them started. BASE Education had hundreds of furious clients and took a hit on renewals the next year as a result which knocked them out of being able to get funding.

Fundamentals for Startups is a weekly one-hour lecture series featuring notable experts who share startup-related information, experience, and insights with our entrepreneurial community. From raising capital to scaling to exit strategies, these seasoned guest speakers deliver valuable content designed to help startups and entrepreneurs thrive. Lectures are typically 30-40 mins, followed by open Q&A.

Each lecture is filmed, live streamed and archived on CoMotion’s Startup Training Videos page.

These lectures are open to the public and you do not have to be currently affiliated with the UW or a startup to join. Please register for access information.  We hope you can join us!

To sign up, see https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp