Startup Essentials Episode V
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Startup Essentials are the Garage’s very own version of TED Talks. We’ll bring in speakers from around the community to lend their expertise to the cause, but of course the Garage doesn’t stop there! This is an incredible opportunity to take advantage of and we hope to see you join us for the entire VI episode series!
David Gardner is a serial entrepreneur, writer, adviser, and early-stage venture capitalist with nearly thirty years of experience in creating, building and investing in startups. Before founding Cofounders Capital, a $12M early-stage seed fund, he was North Carolina’s most active and involved angel investor. As an adviser, Gardner spends his time working as an unpaid coach and mentor to startup companies and managing his free startup accelerator in Cary, NC. As an entrepreneur, David has been the founder or co-founder of multiple successful companies and has demonstrated a record for consistency across multiple industries and markets with six successful exits in a row. As a writer and thought leader, David is author of a popular book on entrepreneurship called The StartUp Hats. In addition to several years of full-time computer science and business-related post graduate studies at NCSU, Mr. Gardner holds degrees in Music and Philosophy with a postgraduate concentration in theology and dead languages. What drives David today is his passion for mentoring smart, coachable, first-time entrepreneurs and watching them succeed.
Please note, Startup Essentials is for current NC State students only.