Startup Stories: Founder Confessions about Their Journey of Building a Business

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Would you like to one day start your own UX firm? Elliot Lum is an author who has interviewed over 51 entrepreneurs, founders, and will discuss the lessons and advice learned from his writing process. The lessons from the experience will inspire you to branch out on your own!

The stories in the book Entrepreneurial Confessions span a wide range of industries, ethnicities, and genders, as the movers and shakers behind such successful start-ups as Athletic Propulsion Labs, Casper, and Pure Cycles reveal what inspired them to pursue their dreams and what keeps them committed to the journey. More than a "how-to" handbook, Entrepreneurial Confessions gives you the all-important "why," offering inspiration and support through the firsthand experiences of today’s most accomplished young visionaries.

Bio: Elliot Lum is the Senior Vice President of Talent Strategy and Program Development for the Educational Foundation of the Association of National Advertisers, leading the organization’s efforts to recruit exceptional students into the marketing and advertising industry. He previously worked at Columbia Records, where he forged marketing partnerships for some of the world’s most popular recording artists, including Beyoncé, Tony Bennett, T.I., and One Direction. Elliot received his MBA from MIT Sloan and earned a BA in art history from Columbia University. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

5:30-6:00pm Networking, drinks, and snacks
6:00-7:00pm Presentation[masked]:30pm Audience Q&A