Loading…
This event has ended. Visit the official site or create your own event on Sched.
Meet experts and network with your peers at Techstars Startup Week Seattle!

View analytic
Tuesday, October 3 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
CoFounders - The Good, The Challenge, and The Reward

Log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

A majority of today’s startups have cofounders.  Some Accelerators, like the Y Combinator, won’t consider your application unless you have a cofounder.  MIT Professor Edward Roberts in “Startups That Work”, stated that the chances of being very successful increased at 2, 3 and 4 cofounders.  The benefits of cofounder teams are obvious…the work is shared, so is the pressure and there’s a diversity of skillsets.  Cofounders also means human dynamics are in play…all the time.  In this session, we have a panel of 3 different cofounders that will talk to us about their cofounder experience and wisdom earned.  Nope, no knock’em sock’em drama, and lots of opportunity for you to ask questions about The Good, The Challenge and The Reward of having cofounders.


Moderators
avatar for Hien DeYoung

Hien DeYoung

Executive Coach, DeYoung Executive Coaching & Consultancy
Hien DeYoung is an executive coach who works with CEOs and Executive Women.  She draws on her 20+ years in HR building life science startups that garnered $300m in VC funding including an IPO.  Her executive and corporate officer experience enables relevant context and insights... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christina Cyr

Christina Cyr

CEO, CTO and Founder, dTOOR Inc. SPC
Christina is a hardware entrepreneur. She has degrees in biochemistry, physics, and engineering, experience as both a software engineer and biochemist, and has led technical teams of over 150 people. Her current team is building dTOOR's 4G LTE Android version of The Cyrcle Phone... Read More →
avatar for Archis Gore

Archis Gore

CTO, Polyverse Corp
Archis Gore’s latest venture, Polyverse, began with the intent to "solve" the security problems and give operators an arsenal of options. To help operators "be secure", rather than point out problems.  Before Polyverse, Archis served time at Amazon on Search Experience, where he... Read More →
avatar for Shreya Ley

Shreya Ley

GeoBiz Technology
Shreya is an adventurer, a business owner, an intellectual property attorney, and, above all, a human. After working in the oil and gas industry as a chemical engineer in Houston, Texas, she went to law school at Tulane Law School.  Since law school, Shreya has worked in a start-up... Read More →


Attendees (141)