Techstars and LEAP are hosting a FREE twice-a-month series of founder stories and entrepreneurship workshops for the greater Louisville region. If you are a current founder, interested in becoming an entrepreneur, joining a startup team, or being more entrepreneurial in your job or life, this is for you.
Join us on Wednesday, Sep. 4 from 5:00 - 6:30PM for an in-depth discussion with Aaron Gani to learn his story of becoming a startup founder.
Why a founder story?
In the news, on social media, and in community conversations, we hear and tell the stories about an entrepreneur’s big wins: a fundraising event, winning a pitch competition, making a prestigious hire, or securing a successful exit. What’s often missing, however, is the full picture of the founder’s journey that includes the hard times, the perseverance, and even the fun and fulfillment of building a company.
This series of founder stories is intentionally intimate (Twitter-free, and no recording!) and will give the audience a dose of reality they wouldn't get in any other context. Founders will share an open account of their time handling things like cofounder conflict, the personal cost of entrepreneurship, and how things have changed since being in the startup. Founders will also talk about the funny stuff, unexpected learnings, the random luck that got the company through at times, and more. These talks are highly personal and confidential.
Together we’ll see that all founders can be vulnerable and talk about the hard parts of building a company with their peers and find support and help within the startup community.
Who is Aaron?
Aaron Gani is a tech enthusiast, father, husband and lifelong Blue Devils fan. He is also the founder/CEO of BehaVR, a company that leverages the psychological power of virtual reality (VR) to improve the way we deliver and receive healthcare. Gani has been creating applications and experiences with technology throughout his career in healthcare and financial services, up to and including serving as Chief Technology Officer of Humana, a Fortune 50 managed care organization. After a decade+ in healthcare – and a never-ending obsession with finding ways to improve and empower consumer health with technology, data and analytics – Gani identified the crucial gap between knowledge, tools, and activation of healthy behavior, and believes VR experiences can close it. He lives in Louisville with his wife Kathy.
What’s the agenda?
5:00 - Arrive, grab a light refreshment & get seated
5:10 - Welcome by Patrick Henshaw, CEO of LEAP
5:15 - Founder Story by Aaron Gani, including audience Q&A
6:30 - Wrap up