Why Startups Fail with HBS Professor Tom Eisenmann

Thursday, April 28, 2022  |  12:00-1:00pm

Join the HBS Club of Toronto and fellow HBS/Harvard Clubs for a discussion with HBS Prof Tom Eisenmann on Why Startups Fail.

Victor or Vanquished: What’s Behind Startup Success and Failure? What factors predict startup success and failure? Are the causes of startup failure simply photo-negatives of success drivers? Join us for a data-driven discussion of what differentiates unicorns from other ventures, and whether startup failure follows patterns that can be anticipated and avoided.

For example, do solo founders fare better or worse? Does a founder’s age or educational background matter? Do failed founders bounce back stronger? What about location: is launching in Silicon Valley more likely to lead to a big success, a shutdown, or both? How important is a highly differentiated product? Being first to market? Join us, and find out!