Brigadoon Radio: Episode 10: What Makes a Good Founder

Recorded at the lounge inside the Robert Redford Center at Sundance Mountain Resort, Dr. Mark Stellingworth speaks with Michael Rivera during Brigadoon Sundance 2019.

Michael is a first time Brigadoon Sundance participant and for 2019 joined the main stage to lead a discussion on "Life Is a Startup: What Founders Can Teach Us About Making Choices + Managing Change."

Michael is the Executive Director of Founder Central @ USC Marshall School of Business. Michael joined Founder Central after eleven years as the Founder & Managing Director of an early-stage investment firm based in Santa Monica. 

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