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How to navigate the early-stage startup founder path

Neil Murdoch and Mike Stork, entrepreneurs and investors, stress the need for realistic market expectations, attracting top talent and the role of passion and perseverance in startup success

Drawing on deep experience in entrepreneurship and investing, community leaders Neil Murdoch and Mike Stork shared their knowledge on how to establish a successful startup to University of Waterloo students at a Founder Fireside Chat event, hosted by Velocity in collaboration with the University’s Office of Advancement.

In the chat moderated by Adrien Côté, executive director of Velocity, an engaged group of student attendees captured the opportunity to learn from Murdoch and Stork, who between them have decades of experience investing in and advising startups.

An active investor, Murdoch has served on the boards of many private and public companies, including his current portfolio of private businesses. Stork devotes much of his time to non-profit organizations and has been active in the business community for more than 30 years and is an avid angel investor, spending much of his energy investing in Waterloo Region startups and ecosystem.

Read key event takeaways on Waterloo News.

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