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Sunday, March 13 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Five Startups You Meet in the Deadpool

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Former entrepreneur, current investor and innovation community leader Charlie O'Donnell will discuss five different patterns of failure often seen in startups that don't make it. It will cover how entrepreneurs can derisk their ideas, maintain momentum, and take advantage of opportunities early on in a company's life cycle. Patterns of failure include: 1) Failure to zero in on a sector's most pressing pain point. 2) Not leaving enough time or financing to iterate on an idea. 3) Failure to create short term milestones that create value. 4) Failure to capture industry attention and mindshare. - 5) Failure to build a realistic customer acquisition engine.

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Christine Herron

DirIntel Capital
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Emily Hickey

CMOHashableI build products, communities and the odd revenue on the internet. Currently CMO at Hashable. Previously VP Products at HotJobs.com, COO at PhotoShelter, Assistant Executive Director at WildAid, and guitar/vocals for The Custom Kitchens. UNC undergrad; Stanford overgrad... Read More →
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Ben Lerer

Co-Founder/CEOThrillistBen Lerer is the co-founder & CEO of Thrillist Media Group, overseeing the growth of the company from a niche email newsletter to a disruptive media company, leading the charge in mingling content and commerce. Ben is also the managing director of Lerer Ventures... Read More →
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Charlie O'Donnell

PartnerBrooklyn Bridge VenturesBrooklyn based VC interested in NYC area startups, and awesome people anywhere.

Sunday March 13, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hilton, Salon AB

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