Successful startups are like a strong marriage, co-founders have to be well matched and not only understand their own strengths and weaknesses, but they must understand, accept and appreciate their partner’s unique personality and character traits, as well as their technical expertise. In this session, you will learn, from venture capitalist, Lyon Wong: how to identify your internal motivation; frame your idea of success; understand your strengths and weaknesses, and get a better idea of what VCs are looking for in founding teams. Using a blend of theatre techniques, feedback exercises, personality typing, visualization and self-reflection, this interactive and highly personal session will help you to see yourself as a founder and why a diverse team of co-founders – and not just your best friends – will have a better chance of success.
- Must register for this class. Not all registered will be accepted.
- Taught by Waterloo Engineering professor, Carolyn MacGregor, Wayne Chang and Lyon Wong, (BASc 2003)
- Registration is mandatory for this Pop Up Class. Applications for registration will be reviewed prior to acceptance to class. Deadline for registering is October 18, 2016. Go to Register here.
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1