SAC XI – Fireside Chat

SAC XI – Fireside Chat


Geoff Harris, the Co-founder of Flying Fish  Venture Partners, has a candid conversation with Beth Kolko, the CEO of Shift Labs, about her experiences with starting her business and going through the process of raising funds for it.

Beth explains how she created a new business model for her medical device company and needed an environment to support the risks involved. Geoff talks about the role startup accelerators and incubators play and Beth shares what she learned from her participation in some of them.

Geoff and Beth field questions from the audience and Beth is asked to clarify what she loves about creating a startup and if her business assumptions have changed. They both respond to a query about the differences in startup evaluations between Seattle and the Valley and share their perspectives on the issue.