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Sep. 14, 2018 9:45 am

Tales of shame and acquisitions: A tell-all panel on the real story behind the startup process

On Nov. 20, investor Vanessa Chan will ask four entrepreneurs the really tough questions about starting — and sustaining — a company.

The University of Pennsylvania.

(University of Pennsylvania by f11photo via Shutterstock)

All too often, behind the flashy press releases of startup success stories, key plot points get left out of the narrative.

Much like Technical.ly’s celebrated FailFest series, a Sept. 20 event at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science will attempt to rescue lessons from the struggles of entrepreneurship.

As moderator, investor Vanessa Chan has promised to keep no questions off the table for “An Inside Look at Starting a Business: The Ups, the Downs, And the Things No one Ever Told You.” The investor has been open about her own failures and the value that their lessons can hold for others.

It’s about getting to the stories you hear behind closed doors,” Chan said. “I’ll ask them about the most naive thing they did, or what was a way that they failed.”


The lineup of speakers includes some familiar faces:

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