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Gust Launch: Failing Upward + Pitch your startup to Techstars LA

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Gust Launch Presents: Failing Upward

Join us for a fireside chat with Anna Barber, managing director of Techstars LA, as we delve into the details of real-life founder successes and failures. Learn the lessons even the most experienced founders had to come by the hard way and hear actionable advice for sidestepping these common pitfalls. Then, pitch Anna on your venture - whether just an idea, prototype, or fully developed product, Anna will provide feedback on what to think about next.

Register free and apply to pitch your startup or idea to Anna Barber:


About the Panelists



Anna Barber
Managing Director, TechstarsLos Angeles

Anna Barber is the Managing Director of Techstars LA and a coach and advisor to founders. She has experience as a corporate lawyer, McKinsey consultant, product executive and entrepreneur in ed tech, retail and e-commerce. She’s also a certified executive coach. Anna graduated from Yale and Yale Law School and is a proud native New Yorker. Find her @annawbarber.



Tina Glickman
Director of Business Development,
Gust Launch

Tina Glickman is the Director of Business Development at Gust Launch, a Company as a Service™ platform built to help transform dreamers into founders and ideas to companies through incorporation and beyond. She develops strategic partnerships within the startup community with those who share in Gust’s mission to help founders take their entrepreneurial ambitions to the next level.

Prior to developing strategic partnerships at Gust, Tina curated corporate art collections internationally, then built a Private Banking book of business serving entrepreneurs in her tenure at Credit Suisse - all the while knowing that she would ultimately serve founders earlier in their company’s life cycle.

She received her Bachelor’s degree at the University of the South and her MBA at University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.



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