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About the show
We’re used to thinking of start-ups as primarily high-tech innovation companies and geographically located in Silicon Valley, but that has changed. First, start-ups have gone global with Hubs popping up from Tel Aviv to Toronto and from Berlin to Shanghai. Also, start-ups are not just about tech, but about local businesses. Harvard research has shown that there are four shifts taking place with start-ups and VC: Expansion, Globalization, Urbanization, and a Winner-Take-All Pattern trend. But these are trends among VC and tech oriented businesses. There is another trend with more and more local entrepreneurs starting small businesses. But start-ups have challenges, with 50% of small businesses not even surviving the first 4 years and with VC backed businesses the success rate ranges only from 5-25%. But regardless of location or size, the principles for success remain the same. This episode talks about how to Increase success rate of start-ups.
About the Guest:
Brian Rhea is an entrepreneur and strategist with a background in software design and development. He’s been an executive member of a venture-backed start-ups, and has been part of start-ups that have succeeded and also those that have failed. He believes there are lessons to be learned in both success and failure, and Brian brings those lessons and years of experience to each and every one of his projects, clients and audiences. With years of experience navigating the competing priorities of engineering, product, sales, and customer support, he helps start-ups build products their customers will love and works with start-ups and entrepreneurs helping them be successful. Brian’s engagements include the Product Popcorn podcast, DevOps Days, Denver Start-up Week, lecturer at RefactorU, guest of Canopy Accelerator and many more.
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