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Where founders, investors, designers & developers can study failures and prepare for success
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"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." | FailCon | Scoop.it

Winston Churchill.


He also said: "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."

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Chris Messina interviewed by FailCon Associate Producer, Diane Loviglio Here's part of an interview from the FailCon archives way back in 2009. 

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Misadventures in VC Funding: The $24 Million Moz Almost Raised « Rand's Blog

At last, the saga’s over, I’ve been released from terms of confidentiality and I can share the long, strange story of how I first rejected, was eventually persuaded, but ultimately failed to raise a second round of investment capital.

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My hope is that by sharing, others can learn from our experience and possibly avoid some of the mistakes, pitfalls and pain we faced...

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The Meaning of "Luck"

I wanted to clarify my personal definition of “Luck.”  I use the word a lot when describing some of our motivations behind FailCon; that you can’t replicate someone’s success, because a lot of success is luck.
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Guillaume Decugis's comment, September 20, 2011 11:50 AM
Reminds me of what Napoleon asked when he was recommended someone to promote as an officer: "Does he have luck?"
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Cass Phillipps – Executive Producer

Cass Phillipps – Executive Producer | FailCon | Scoop.it

Cassandra Phillipps has been planning startup industry events and conferences for nearly four years, including FailCon, SF MusicTech Summit, Inside Social Apps, Unleashed Talent, and many more.


She works closely with Bay Area founders and executives, helping them develop engaging events, stimulate informative conversations, attract experienced participants, and host a smooth and successful event.


She has a bachelors degree in Human Development from the University of Chicago. In her rare free time, she enjoys costume making and comic book reading.


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Roxanne Varza – Associate Producer

Roxanne Varza – Associate Producer | FailCon | Scoop.it

Originally from Silicon Valley, Roxanne graduated from UCLA and worked for the Invest in France Agency (AFII) for 2 years before moving to France in 2009 to pursue a joint masters degree at Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics in International Political Economics.


During her master's program, she became the Editor of TechCrunch France and co-founded Girls in Tech Paris. She recently joined the team at Startupbootcamp, a European startup accelerator with programs in 5 different countries and is also involved in LeBridge, an organization that seeks to connect the entrepreneurial scenes in different European cities.


Roxanne loves innovation and also writes about entrepreneurship in Europe on her personal blog, Techbaguette.com


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Startup failure in Brazil: A taboo to break

Startup failure in Brazil: A taboo to break | FailCon | Scoop.it

Failure is success if we learn from it.” Malcolm Forbes once said. But how can we learn from something no one wants to talk about? This is one of the key problems the Brazilian startup community needs to tackle. So why is startup failure still a taboo in Brazil?

 

The Brazilian entrepreneur Fabio Seixas is an exception. While San Francisco has a whole conference to discuss failure, there is no such thing as FailCon in Brazil. Yet...

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A Deep Dive Into The Anatomy Of Premature Scaling [New Infographic] - Startup Genome

A Deep Dive Into The Anatomy Of Premature Scaling [New Infographic] - Startup Genome | FailCon | Scoop.it

Three days ago we launched the Startup Genome Compass, a benchmarking tool for startups and our new research on the primary cause of failure for startups: premature scaling.

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Speakers to FailCon Paris - September, 22

Speakers to FailCon Paris - September, 22 | FailCon | Scoop.it

- Gilles Babinet - Chairman, Conseil National du Numerique

- Paul Bower - VP Europe, TapJoy

- Colette Ballou - President, Ballou PR

- Robin Chase - CEO, Buzzcar

- Marie Ekeland - Partner, Elaia Partners

- Daniel Kahn - Partner, Kahn and Asssociés

- Emmanuel Levi-Valensi - Founder and GM, People In Action

- Frederic Montagnon - CMO, Ebuzzing

- Jean-Marc Plueger - President, Yasound SAS

- Sarah Prevette - CEO and Co-Founder, Sprouter

- Marc Rougier - President, Scoop.it

- Ricardo Sousa - CEO and Co-Founder, Cortiza

Bruno Vanyrb - CEO, Avanquest

- Blaise Vignon - Energing Business Lead, Microsoft

- Renaud Visage - CTO, Eventbrite

- Milo Yiannopoulos - Columnist & Broadcaster

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Guillaume Decugis's comment, September 20, 2011 11:50 AM
Great line-up!
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What if the Secret to Success Is Failure?

What if the Secret to Success Is Failure? | FailCon | Scoop.it

Why our children’s success — and happiness — may depend less on perfect performance than on learning how to deal with failure.

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The elevator pitch of failure

I needed about 18 months after the end of my first company to learn how to effectively pitch our failure.

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