Find Your Match: A Look at the Founder/Co-founder Relationship

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Event

Find Your Match: A Look at the Founder/Co-founder Relationship

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Event

About this event

Founders… they’re the linchpin holding a startup together, but what does it really mean to be co-founders? Does bringing on a co-founder make sense for you? How do you know if someone is “The One”? And how can you really get the most out of the co-founder relationship?

We’ve assembled a panel of entrepreneurs and advisors from diverse backgrounds who have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of co-founder relationships. They’ll give some practical advice on what they do now to maintain their co-founder relationships, talk about what’s gone right and what’s gone oh-so-wrong in the past, and share their stories of ups and downs.

Panelists will include:

Susan Dost and Kelly Rosenberry | Nurse At Your Door

  • Susan Dost and Kelly Rosenberry are the co-founders of Nurse At Your Door, which serves the needs of patients who need help in managing acute and chronic medical conditions in the home. Its state-of-the-art remote monitoring service turns the patient's home into a virtual hospital room. Care is a click away. Download the app today.

Tyler Jorgenson | Four Sail, Inc.

  • Tyler consults fort businesses on business strategy, product development and marketing. For two years, he hosted a radio show called The BizNinja Radio Hour that broadcasted weekly on NBC News affiliate KCAA AM 1050 in Southern California. The BizNinjaRadio Hour focused on the solutions to the challenges of being an entrepreneur and share case study after case study of people that are making big things happen. As host of the BizNinjaRadio Hour, Tyler interviewed dozens of successful entrepreneurs and best selling authors including Timothy Ferris, author of The Four Hour Workweek.

Sky Kelley | AVISARE

  • Sky Kelley is an entrepreneur, experienced executive, and strategic consultant. Having assisted in the deal negotiations of more than $20 Billion for three different Fortune 100 companies, Sky brings a results driven approach to her consulting practice as well as to her technology company, Avisare.com. Prior to executive roles at Disney, ESPN and AT&T, Sky was the co-founder of a tnional digital-out-of-home company called America's Minority Health Netowrk that had television screens in the waiting rooms of doctors' offices. The company went public before being acquired in 2011.

Gentry Lane | TDO Productions, Proper Soap, and Kick Incubator

  • Gentry Lane is the Founder/Producer at TDO Productions, the social-impact virtual reality studio, and CEO/Founder of Proper Soap). She is a social-good entrepreneur and business mentor. Gentry is also the LA Director of Kick, a pre-seed accelerator for social-good startups.

Dana Maloney | Good Enough Therapist (GET)

  • Dana Maloney is the founder of Good Enough Therapist (GET), a disruptive psychotherapy "practice" which focuses on creative a safe space for growth, innovation, and female empowerment. GET has recently partnered with the female co-working initiative, One Roof and 30 Fifteen Studio to form a supportive collective in Venice, California.

Moderator: Lisa Tsou | Founder, The Winning Pitch

Lisa Tsou has been helping technology and new media startups raise money since she graduated from law school in 1997. Since then, she’s spent time on Wall Street working on financings for companies like DoubleClick, TheKnot.com, and Mapquest and done numerous acquisitions of websites like ApartmentRatings.com, DoItYourself.com and BBOnline.com.

Now, she enjoys spending her time coaching founders and entrepreneurs on how to present themselves to investors and raise the money they need to take their businesses to the next level. She is a popular speaker at events like Wordcamp, coaches students on pitching at USC’s Blackstone Launchpad and its LavaLab Student Accelerator, co-organizes the Los Angeles Women’s Entrepreneurs Meetup, and teaches workshops at General Assembly.

Lisa is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law, received her MBA from the Marshall School of Business at USC with Beta Gamma Sigma honors, and is a member of both the New York State and California bars.

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