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Fireside chat with Arden Tse: Insights into how VCs strategically think about product-market fit for early-stage startups with Hassar Consulting Group Inc.

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Sam Hassar
Hassar Consulting Group Inc., Founder & CEO

I work with leaders, startup founders, and their teams who want to build thriving companies. As their partner, trusted advisor, and coach, I help them overcome their biggest challenges using innovative interventions. 

From developing and leading workshops on value design, strategy, transformation using 3D thinking to speaking on change and human development, my focus is to facilitate impact and achieve measurable results. 

I have a doctorate in Measurement, Evaluation, and Cognition and bring interdisciplinary expertise. My experience also spans numerous sectors, including market intelligence, consulting, non-profit, and international development. 


Feel free to reach out.  

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/SamHassar

Website: www.samhassar.com

email: [email protected]

Arden Tse
Yaletown Partners, Investment Manager

Early-stage startups put in the time and sweat to find and demonstrate product-market fit. Demonstrating it is crucial, especially when you are seeking investment money. And yes, you might say, I need to hit this MRR number, or % monthly growth, etc. Investors know well, that early-stage startups don’t have enough data to make a strong case, but what does that mean for you? 

  • What does product-market fit mean for an early-stage startup? 
  • How do you demonstrate that your product solves a worthy problem for which enough customers want to pay? 
  • What evidence do you provide to make the case, data and beyond, especially when the numbers are not quite there? 

In this fireside chat with Arden Tse, we get insights into how VCs think about and assess product-market fit in early-stage startups. We’ll go beyond metrics. 

Three key takeaways from this session include: 

  1. Learn practical insights to help you make your case for product-market fit 
  2. Discover actionable strategies to incorporate in your next conversation with a VC 
  3. Uncover top mistakes to avoid when you want to demonstrate product-market fit to a VC

Attendees (68)

Allan Waine
Allan Waine
Startup Edmonton, Program Facilitator
Noah Fast
Noah Fast
Economic Development Winnipeg, Business Development Officer
Sarabjit Brar
Sarabjit Brar
uLearnify Inc., Founder
Maggie Barton Baird
Maggie Barton Baird
MB & Company, Principal
senay yemane
senay yemane
BDC, Account Manager
Keenan Pascal
Keenan Pascal
Token Naturals, CEO
Christian Idicula
Christian Idicula
KASTx Ventures, Director, Operations
Sam Hassar
Sam Hassar
Hassar Consulting Group Inc., Founder & CEO
BE
Bill Eadie
Eadie Oil Inc., President
Arden Tse
Arden Tse
Yaletown Partners, Investment Manager
Daniel Saraolu
Daniel Saraolu
Canadian Entrepreneurs, founder and CEO
Aatif Baskanderi
Aatif Baskanderi
The Northpine Foundation, CEO
Luke Statt
Luke Statt
Innovate Edmonton
SM
Shalon McFarlane
Innovate Edmonton, Manager, Research
Darrell Petras
Darrell Petras
Innovate Edmonton, Director, Business and Community Development
Katrina Ingram
Katrina Ingram
Ethically Aligned AI, Founder and CEO
Clinton Senkow
Clinton Senkow
Senkow Ventures, Managing Director
MB
Mark Benning
Sprout.vc
Anna Knight
Anna Knight
Startup Edmonton, Program Coordinator
Paramita Chaudhuri Basu
Paramita Chaudhuri Basu
University of Alberta, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Manager | Health Hub & Accelerator
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