Following the traditions of our Oceanside Chats, USC Viterbi Startup Garage will be hosting 8 speakers (every Wednesday @12:30 PM PT) in a series meant to engage with those interested in INNOVATION and the Los Angeles Startup Ecosystem! We have invited investors, serial entrepreneurs, and topical experts to share their highly sought after advice and insights. This series is open to the full VSG community, and that includes you!


Viterbi Startup Garage: Oceanside Chat: Thriving in Midst of Startup Uncertainty

WhoChristopher Yang (Active Member of Tech Coast Angels)

What: Finding the right product-market fit is central to any start-up’s efforts to gain traction early on and ultimately create a sustainable business. Instead of basing the strategy purely on intuition or a leap of faith, a disciplined innovation process is necessary to thrive in environments of extreme uncertainty. Start-up risk can be reduced considerably through rigorous customer learning and validation, continuous optimization, and small-batch delivery. In a 60-minute fireside chat, Christopher Yang, vice president of engineering at Corporate Travel Management (ASX: CTD), will share his experience in leading product development at start-ups and multi-billion-dollar companies. Chris will offer advice on how to design experiments, validate strategic hypotheses and determine when to pivot and when to persevere. He will also share his insight concerning how to construct a capital-efficient company that delivers ambitious products with customer value and will gladly pay for.

When: 6/16/2021, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM PT

Where: Zoom (Register For Link)

Published on June 14th, 2021

Last updated on June 14th, 2021