How can startups evaluate when to enter a market? What clues may there be that it is a good (or bad) time to launch or build your business? Do some businesses fail just because of timing? Timing impacts startup success. Learn about the ways technological, economic, social, regulatory, and other changes lead to successful (or failed) startups.
Speaker — Paul Orlando
Paul Orlando focuses on getting startups to succeed. As Director of the USC Incubator, he works with businesses founded by USC students, alumni, and faculty. Incubator startups have been funded, run crowdfunding campaigns, shipped product, and have been acquired. Paul teaches Feasibility Analysis, Growth Hacking, and the Digital Startup Launchpad. Before USC, he co-founded AcceleratorHK, Hong Kong's first startup accelerator, which recently had a portfolio exit.
Previously, he co-founded a startup that developed new communication technology and won at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon. He wrote the book Startup Sacrilege about thriving outside the tech hubs. Paul's work has been featured in media including Forbes, TechCrunch and the Wall Street Journal.
- Friday — October 15, 2021
12:30PM - 2:00PM