Startups & Innovation

Day 1 Close: Are Recessions Good Times to Start Startups?


Wed, 28 Sep: 15:30 - 16:00 PDT

Open to All


W2, The HUB Stage, WEST HALL


Session Description


What do Uber, Airbnb and CNN all have in common? They were startups during economic downturns. Uber and Airbnb during the GFC of 2007-2009; CNN in 1980 with US inflation at 15% per year. Do tough economic times make you tougher and more nimble for when things turn up? Or is “trial by fire” overrated?

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