YourStory partners with FailCon San Francisco : The First Conference To Feature Business Failures

By Team YS|26th Sep 2010
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FailCon measures the GDP of failure at their 2nd annual conference, taking place on Monday, October 25 in San Francisco. NBC called last year’s show a “breath of fresh air,” and Wired labeled it a “big success.” With the economy looking little better than it did last year, they’ve decided to return and remind us that sh*t happens, so we might as well face it with a professional smile.

The threat of failure haunts all entrepreneurs, yet discussions about it are scarce. So Executive Producer Cass Phillipps created FailCon to provide an environment where entrepreneurs and technology companies can share their challenges and short-comings, and discuss the best way to prepare for and avoid these in the future. FailCon features incredible role models, executives, investors, designers, and developers sharing their little-known tales of woe.

“I’ve just attended too many events that regurgitate the same success stories over and over,” explains Phillipps. “I realized I can’t do what those people did right – that takes a lot of luck, too. But I definitely can avoid the things they did wrong. So why aren’t they talking more about that?”

FailCon 2010 will address controversial topics including: "Avoiding and Recovering from Co-Founder Divorce," "How VCs Handle Failure," "Surviving The Exit," "User Privacy," "Protecting Your Brand," "Product Disasters," and "Failures in Digital Communication.” Speakers include David Pogue of the New York Times, Steve Blank, Philip Kaplan of Blippy, Esther Dyson of EDventures, Cindy Cohn of the EFF, Elad Gil of Twitter, and many more.

For more information, be sure to check out their website at http://failcon2010.com.

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