1. S6 E7 Two cases studies in why start ups fail.
- August 19th 2021
Taken from Professor Eisenmann's article in HBR May 2021
Case study 1: Two friends, with complementary talents, an identified unmet need and a clear solution to the problem in an industry that was not familiar to them Enough cash to last one year at launch,
Case study 2:
A solid idea, an outstanding leader and top flight team able to attract funds from a leading VC. Proponents of Lean Start Ups and excited to get going.
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