by Peter Leppik
17 years after founding a startup that didn't quite set the world on fire, last fall I made the decision to shut down my company.
The experience held surprises, both good and bad, and I'll share them in this session along with my views on corporate end-of-life planning, serving customers in a bad situation, the role of venture capital, and when to think about starting the next venture.
This is the unsexy side of being a founder, and the things you want to know before you launch your first business.
Peter Leppik is an experienced entrepreneur with a passion for using data-driven methodologies and a scientific approach to solving business problems.
Peter founded Vocal Laboratories Inc., in 2001, focused on building effective customer feedback programs for Vocalabs clients. While at Vocalabs, he has established himself as a thought leader in the field, including developing the principles of Agile Customer Feedback.
Peter is also active in the community, serving on several nonprofit boards related to science and technology education.
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