Failure & Pivot | Masterclass

Thu Nov 14 th - 5 : 30 PM

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The journey of an entrepreneur is not linear. An initial product, idea and business model gets modified generally 80% . Some products were initially far from their use and market. The founding trio didn’t come up with the YouTube concept straight away. Legend says that YouTube began life as a video dating site. What makes then success and how failure gets the strongest part in the evolution of the business.

About the speaker:

Dr Cerasela Tanasescu – Director La Trobe Accelerator Program

Dr Cerasela Tanasescu is the Director of La Trobe Accelerator Program, with the primary role of overseeing the development and implementation of a strong entrepreneurial program all over Victoria and in all La Trobe Campuses.

Passionate about innovation, Cerasela truly thinks that sustainable start-ups are the key for a better future. She perceives fostering innovation and entrepreneurship as one of the core missions of academia.

Cerasela has over 10 years of experience working in universities’ incubators as a senior manager. Before taking this role, she was Program & Activation Manager at RMIT. She also held several senior management positions at ESSEC Business School in Paris, where for 6 years she developed new entrepreneurial communities in Europe and Singapore. Cerasela is also an experienced lecturer and researcher, with multidisciplinary expertise (PhD in Computer Science, Engineering Degree in Bio-Informatics and a Master of Business Administration) allowing her to build connections between different areas of research and their applied, commercialised context.


Thu Nov 14 th
5 : 30 PM - 8 : 00 PM


Insight Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation


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