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Gust Launch: Failing Upward + VC critiques your elevator pitch

  • General Assembly 1520 2nd Street Santa Monica, CA, 90401 United States (map)

Gust Launch Presents: Failing Upward

Join us for a fireside chat with Kara Weber, managing partner at Brilliant Ventures, 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 Kara on your venture - whether just an idea, prototype, or fully developed product, Anna will provide feedback on what to think about next.

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About the Panelists




Kara Weber
Founder, Brilliant Ventures

Kara's first investment on the venture side was in 1999 - as an LP. Since then, she's gone on to invest in companies including Parachute Home, Happy Returns, CameraIQ, Skylar Body, The Riveter and more for Brilliant Ventures. 



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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