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Where founders, investors, designers & developers can study failures and prepare for success
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speaking at #failcon at 3:15pm.. I'm gonna bring SO much fail, the attendees will leave def getting their $$ worth - http://t.co/jOU1aNna
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"speaking at #failcon at 3:15pm.. I'm gonna bring SO much fail, the attendees will leave def getting their $$ worth "


Indeed ;-)

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Travis Kalanick on stage :"10 years of failure"

"Travis Kalanick is a successful entrepreneur in the areas of transportation, consumer Internet, p2p, and enterprise content delivery."


An amazing talk, the attendees were so engaged. 

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End of the Lunch break, back for the next panel

The Failure of Business Models


HOST: Adriana Gardella, New York Times
Ethan Bloch, Flowtown
Peter Gardner, Wavepoint Ventures
David Weekly, PB Works

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Learning to Be a Lean Startup: Interview with Elizabeth Yin of Recently Pivoted LaunchBit, an Ad Network for Email

Learning to Be a Lean Startup: Interview with Elizabeth Yin of Recently Pivoted LaunchBit, an Ad Network for Email | FailCon | Scoop.it

Great Interview of ELizabeth Yin, on stage today, by Cass Philips, Failcon's Executive Producer :


"My mindset has definitely changed. I no longer automatically assume I have the next big hit with a particular idea or implementation. Instead, now I believe that with some luck, I will be able to find a hit with enough testing and experimenting."

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Hiten Shah from KISSmetrics on stage

Hiten Shah from KISSmetrics on stage | FailCon | Scoop.it
Giving you the knowledge you need to make better decisions. KISSmetrics is a revolutionary person-based analytics platform for your whole team. Get product, sales, marketing, customer support working together to improve the metrics that matter.
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On the (un?)importance of design

On the (un?)importance of design | FailCon | Scoop.it

The Statement of Roger Dickey during the panel "Survive to 1000" that design shouldn't be your top priority ( "Having a robust core value proposition is what matters. It’s more important than nice design.“) made me think about this great post 

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Udemy - Academy of You

Udemy - Academy of You | FailCon | Scoop.it

Gagan Biyani from Udemy on Stage.


Great Panel :

Survive to 1000 (or Die Trying)
MODERATOR: Han Pham, Design Swinger
Gagan Biyani, Udemy
Roger Dickey, Product X (Mafia Wars Creator)
Brian Wong, Kiip

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Expecting 500+ attendees at this year's #FailCon. Great crowd, ready for inspiration, all before noon. #winning
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Expecting 500+ attendees at this year's #FailCon. Great crowd, ready for inspiration, all before noon. #winning

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Chris DeWolfe, co-founder and former CEO of MySpace talks at Failcon

Chris DeWolfe, co-founder and former CEO of MySpace talks at Failcon | FailCon | Scoop.it

Chris DeWolfe

"Internet entrepreneur Chris DeWolfe is best known as co-founder and former CEO of MySpace, the social network that redefined the concept of socializing around shared interests. Under DeWolfe’s leadership, MySpace grew exponentially: Launched in 2003, MySpace attracted an average of 300,000 new members each day, and when he left the company in 2009 it had more than 125 million monthly active users from 29 countries around the globe.

In 2010, DeWolfe staked his claim in the rapidly growing social games market. With backing from Austin Ventures, DeWolfe purchased MindJolt, a San Francisco-based social games platform. With more than 20 million active users, MindJolt is among the fastest growing companies in the social gaming space, already profitable through a combination of advertising and virtual goods’ sales. In 2011, MindJolt acquired SGN, a leading developer of social mobile games and Hallpass Media, a portfolio of popular free-to-play online game sites. DeWolfe has a B.A. degree in Finance from the University of Washington and an MBA from the University of Southern California with concentrations in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Studies. DeWolfe serves on the board of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and lives in Los Angeles."

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Lean Startup

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The Lean Startup theory from Eric Ries is very present today at #failcon 

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Ethan Bloch from Flowtown on stage

Ethan Bloch from Flowtown on stage | FailCon | Scoop.it

And they has been acquired by Demandforce. Congrats !


"When Dan and I founded Flowtown we had the dream of building simple and powerful marketing tools that would help small businesses get and keep. customers."

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How to know when to leave your startup

How to know when to leave your startup | FailCon | Scoop.it
We hear a lot about learning from failure today. But when do you recognize you've failed? Penelope Trunk lists early signs you should look at on Venture Beat.
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Rafe Needleman

Says @vkhosla, "Steve's strengths were always there [At Apple], including the time he was not." #failcon#cnet
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"Says @vkhosla, "Steve's strengths were always there [At Apple], including the time he was not." #failcon #cnet"

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Obama O's Cereals : What a Jingle !

Obama O's  Cereals : What a Jingle ! | FailCon | Scoop.it

During the 18 months in their "trough of sorrow" after their big break at the DNC , the Airbnb team found innovative idea to get money;-)

Joe Gebbia makes us listen the jingles of Obama and Captain Cain Cereals.. Enjoy ;)

Obama O's limited edition cereal complete with jingle."

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End of the Break : Joe Gebbia from Airbnb on Stage

End of the Break : Joe Gebbia from Airbnb on Stage | FailCon | Scoop.it

Joe Gebbia, CPO & Co-Founder
Joe defines the Airbnb experience. He is dedicated to creating an inspiring and effortless user experience through sharp, intuitive design, and crafts the product roadmap to make it so. Joe values products that simplify life and have a positive impact on the environment, and ensures that the company adheres to these tenets.

Prior to Airbnb, Joe was employed by Chronicle Books, co-founded a green design website, and developed several consumer products. An alumni of the Rhode Island School of Design, Joe earned dual degrees in Graphic Design and Industrial Design. He also founded the school's basketball team and led as student body president.

Joe fantasizes about an Airbnb getaway to this Fijian private island, though his ultimate dream is to one day book a night at The Eames Case Study House No. 8 in Pacific Palisades, CA citing it as 'a living artifact of good design.'

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#FailCon Fail Tale Premature Commitment Bias by @adilwali

#FailCon Fail Tale Premature Commitment Bias by @adilwali | FailCon | Scoop.it

"Adil Wali has started 9 companies — most have failed. Three are still around.

What have I learned? Premature commitment bias is the systematic drive for entrepreneurs to commit to an idea or space. The ecosystem (especially here in the Valley) we are encouraged to do so.

In real life: you need a story to build a business"

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Mike McAllen: Enjoying @johndevanney talk at #failcon ...

Enjoying @johndevanney talk at #failcon remove features- focus on learnability- dynamic experiences http://t.co/e98CbPre
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Enjoying @johndevanney talk at #failcon remove features- focus on learnability- dynamic experiences http://t.co/e98CbPre 

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"All progress depends on the unreasonable man"

"All progress depends on the unreasonable man" | FailCon | Scoop.it

Nice Quote from George Bernard Shaw, via @vkhosla on stage 

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