Dean Noam Wasserman’s Founder Bootcamp – What Every Founder Needs to Know

If you’ve founded a company within the last 18 months, you won’t want to miss Dr. Noam Wasserman’s Founder Bootcamp, presented by the YU Innovation Lab

The leading cause of failure within startups is poor people decisions.  Without a solid roadmap of these people decisions, founders are at an increased risk of having their founding teams splinter, harming growth, or being replaced as CEO. In contrast, with a solid roadmap, founding teams can increase their stability and achieve better growth.

At Founder Bootcamp, which will be presented by Dr. Noam Wasserman, Dean of Sy Syms Business School,  you’ll learn about common problems facing startups, effective solutions, and a roadmap for success.  Among a wide range of areas explored will be:

  • Characteristics that increase the likelihood that a founding team will be effective and stable.
  • Goal setting for founders and startups that informs the strategy for financing the startup, hiring the best people to help it grow, and whether to build a board of directors.
  • Issues that lead to a founder being replaced as CEO of his/her startup.

You’ll learn about anticipating and avoiding the pitfalls that can sink your startup, giving you a much better chance of realizing your dreams and changing the world.

When: July 30, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: YU Innovation Lab, Furst Hall at 500 West 185th Street (at the intersection of Amsterdam Ave, entrance on the pedestrian plaza)

Be sure to apply for the inaugural Founder Bootcamp soon, as space is limited.  To apply and to see additional information and the agenda, visit Application deadline is July 19. For questions, please contact

Admission for the Founder Bootcamp will include a nominal fee to cover food costs.

About Dr. Wasserman

Dr. Noam Wasserman is the new dean of Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business.  He was an award-winning professor at Harvard Business School for 13 years before becoming the founding director of the Founder Central initiative at the University of Southern California, where he held the Lemann Chair in Entrepreneurship.  He is the bestselling author of two books, The Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup (Princeton, 2012) and Life Is a Startup: What Founders Can Teach Us About Making Choices and Managing Change (Stanford, 2018), and the father of two YU graduates and one current student.