Backable: Getting People to Bet on you | Conversation with Suneel Gupta

Jun 22, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00 PM


Read the book then meet the author! A conversation with Suneel Gupta, Author of #1 new release on Amazon, Backable: The Surprising Truth Behind what Makes People Take a Chance on You

Virtual event
Fireside Chat


About this event

Read the book then meet the author! An exclusive conversation with Suneel Gupta, Author of #1 new release on Amazon, Backable: The Surprising Truth Behind what Makes People Take a Chance on You. Thanks to the folks at Tooploox, you can receive your free book by filling out this form and get your copy in the mail. 

Suneel Gupta teaches Innovation at Harvard University and is the author of Backable. Backable hit the #1 new release on Amazon overall, and also for Workplace Behavior. Suneel’s ideas have been backed by firms like Greylock and Google Ventures – and he served as an Entrepreneur in Residence inside Kleiner, Perkins Caufield & Byers. He has personally backed startups including Impossible Foods, AirBnB, 23&Me, Calm, and SpaceX. 

However, Suneel started out just like you and me, fumbling through pitches and proposals, unsure of how to prove that he was worth a chance. So how exactly did he learn how to hack it? Follow his guidelines to learn how to invigorate yourself and demonstrate your worthy investment by:

 1. Convincing yourself that you’re backable

2. Casting a central character

3. Earned secret- going beyond what is googleable

4. How to be a good storyteller

5. Build a supportive and backable circle   

Suneel will be joined by Tooploox Founder + CEO, Pawel Solyga. Tooploox helps innovative companies and startups build digital products by applying AI, mobile, and web technologies. Join over 100 satisfied companies and startups that entrusted Tooploox and developed the products of their dreams with us! Claim your free 1-hour consultation with our experts.                                          

Check out what happened


  • Suneel Gupta



  • Pawel Solyga


    Founder + CEO


  • Robert Green

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

  • Shawn McGaff


    Co Director

  • Eduardo Altamirano

    Assistant to the Director

  • Julie Zhu


  • Mike Grabham

    Esidarap inc


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