Risk Management in Business (...and how memes kill startups...)

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WeWork University Park

3300 N Interstate 35 Suite 700 · Austin

How to find us

Go to Room 7A and look for SoT!

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First speaker out in the new SoT Speaker Series will be Gaute Solaas, a 20-year IT-sector veteran founder and Private Equity advisor. Gaute holds a joint-degree M.B.A. from Instituto de Empresa in Spain and Brown University in the U.S.

This talk will focus in on what is rarely spoken of in conjunction with starting a business - yet arguably the most elemental to success - RISK and how to anticipate and mitigate it.

Gaute will draw on his experiences in starting and operating three IT-sector firms to date, from supporting early- to mid-stage firms as a Private Equity advisor, as well as current research and data points on structural risk in early stage entities.

The talk will seek to debunk a variety of 'official truths' and pop-cultural mental models, commonly encountered by early stage founders. If you need a 'pick-me-up' as a founder, this is your talk...

Hopefully, the audience will take away deeper common sense insights, that will help with risk mitigation and organic growth, all focused on intrinsic value creation.

Duration: 45min followed by QA