Passing Green has been invited to demo at the Failcon conference in San Francisco on October 24th. Failcon is a one day conference for technology entrepeneurs, investors, developers and designers to study their own and others' failures and prepare for success. Failcon features speakers from all over the tech industry coming from companies such as Google, UserVoice and AirBnB. This is an exciting opportunity to take Passing Green into the heart of Silicon Valley and see how we stack up with the entrepreneurial elite of today. By demoing we also have an opportunity to come away with some great prizes as well. So here's to Failcon and wish us luck. We'll keep you posted.
"In Silicon Valley, admitting you screwed up isn't just part of the culture. It's a conference. FailCon organizer Cassandra Phillips finds successful people and, like an AA meeting, gets them to talk about how they've failed. FailCon takes place for the third year running in San Francisco this month. Here, speakers share their angst."
Do we ignore mistakes, brushing them aside for the sake of our self-confidence? Or do we investigate the errors, seeking to learn from the snafus? The latter approach, suggests a series of studies, could make you learn faster.
The culture of failure has changed a lot in the startup world over the past few years, and a lot of credit must go to Cass Phillipps, who started FailCon in San Francisco in 2009. With this conference, Entrepreneurs began talking about their failures, and Entrepreneurs began learning from others’ mistakes. While it is undeniable that to fail should be avoided, there is something to be said about recognizing your mistakes and learning from them. And with that in mind, FailCon has begun expanding, with its first international stop being in Paris, France.
Having hosted an unofficial FailCon back in January, Roxanne Varza was the first to admit that French entrepreneurs are not the best at talking about their failures. I recall speaking with a prominent French entrepreneur about the possibility of getting into a new project, and his response was “I will only jump into the project if I know it will succeed.” Nonetheless, there was no lack of volunteers to speak about their failures and struggles openly and with pride.
"FailCon 2011 In 2009, with surpassed all expectations of what a show on failure could do, attracting incredible speakers like Mark Pincus, Max Levchin, Sandy Jen, Max Ventilla, and more! In 2010, we made headlines, getting onto the front page of the SF Chronicle Business Section, in the San Jose Mercury News, in Wired, and in TechCrunch . Over 450 founders, developers, investors, and service providers joined us to learn from one another's mistakes and struggles. Speakers included David Pogue, Jay Adelson, Heather Champ, Paul Buchheit, Steve Blank, Esther Dyson, and dozens more. In 2011, we plan to reach over 600 attendees in 3 difference cities throughout the year, all to culminate in the best FailCon yet."
"On September 22nd, FailCon held its inaugural conference in Paris at the Microsoft campus. Technology entrepreneurs, investors, developers and designers shared their stories of failure and gave advice on how best to prepare for success. Panel topics included ‘Failure and Agility’, ‘5 Entrepreneurial Myths’, ‘When Product Development Fails’, ‘Funding: When It Helps and Hinders’, and most importantly, ‘Preparing for Bankruptcy’. One of the great speakers on the day was a 19-year-old Portuguese entrepreneur, Ricardo Sousa, who started up his own company called Cortiza, a website where you can “organise your notes with joy”. At the end of his presentation, he summed up his entire experience in one sentence: “F*ck titles, have a mission and be yourself.” If you were following the tweets during his presentation, you would have seen one from @ArnaudADAM which summed up what the whole audience was thinking: “I am learning from a 19-year-old boy. That hurts! #failcon”.
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