Ochsner Innovation Stage

Popular media and myth show an image of startup success based on flash and sass and moxie. The reality is far, far different. Mike Edelhart has evaluated more early stage startups than anyone, and that experience has revealed deep realities that the best entrepreneurs and their companies share. A top college? Not so much. Kickass tech chops? Great to have, but not the key. Kardashian-level charisma? Fun, but not essential. Here, Edelhart will explore the factors that really do separate the greatest entrepreneurs from the crowd. A sneak peak: Truth Number 2 is Love.


Mike Edelhart Social Starts & Joyance Partners
Managing Partner