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Friday Forum

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Friday, Oct. 5
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

VCU Commons Theater
907 Floyd Avenue

Luke Rabin

Cofounder and product lead at BLDR

Topic: The Behavioral Economics of Entrepreneurship

You either have to be smarter or luckier than everyone else to survive the early days of creating a business and grow it into something successful. So why do even the smartest people make poor decisions? We'll dig into how changes in economic models have given us clues as to how to keep 9 in 10 startups from failing.


Luke Rabin is cofounder and product lead at BLDR, a new model for turning good and bad ideas into successful businesses. With a background in music and economics, Luke has spent most of his career in the earliest days of many of Richmond’s most heavily funded tech companies and now gets to lead new teams through every step of the process.