October 21st, 9:00am – 6:00pm, Julia Morgan Ballroom, San Francisco
Your Colabria Action Research Networks embraces failure. Failure is an important technique and is essential to innovation, knowledge management and productivity. Fear failure and you will never achieve success. In short, learn to fail faster.
FailCon is the successful failure conference. Here’s there description for the 2013 event —
“After touring over a dozen cities worldwide, internationally renowned startup conference FailCon returns to San Francisco! We’re inviting 12 founders and innovators from the startup community to share mistakes with team development, product design, scaling, funding, marketing, and other lessons learned as the grew (and often lost) their startups. You can’t replicate the success of others, but you can reach it more quickly if you avoid their failures. Join 400+ startup founders as we share our experiences to better reach success.”
FailCon is a one-day conference for technology entrepreneurs, investors, developers, and designers to study their own and others’ failures and prepare for success.
We all have founded, worked for or invested in startups that have failed. We’re smart, we keep up with the latest in technology trends, but sometimes things just don’t go as planned. How can you predict what will work and what won’t? Well, you can’t.
But that doesn’t mean you should stop trying. It just means you should start exchanging stories of what didn’t work and how you pivoted, why you couldn’t raise money, what the wrong hires were like, and when you decided it was time to let go. Entrepreneurs need to hear that from each other: it’s okay to fail; it doesn’t mean you’re worthless. You’re just like the rest of us, learning from making mistakes and building something bigger next time.