Stop being afraid of failure and start embracing it.
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 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: that it's okay to fail, it doesn't mean you're worthless. You're just like the rest of us, learning from our making mistakes and building something bigger next time.
Entrepreneurs Club hosts the event in Berlin. FailCon first took place in 2009, and started going global in 2010 with events in Australia, Brazil, France and now for the first time in Germany.
Failure is still a taboo topic all over the world, but we're working to change that. Because the best way to prevent Failure is to learn from your own and other peoples failures.
8:30-9:15 Registration and Breakfast
9:15-10:00 Keynote (Dr. Alex von Frankenberg)
10:00-10:45 TBA (Gunnar Berning, Founder at Twago)
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:45 TBA (Gabriel Yoran, Founder at Aka Aki)
11:45-12:30 No Blame Postmortems (Caroline Drucker, Country Manager at Etsy Germany)
12:30-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-14:30 Panel: Grow, Sink or Pivot
shrink or pivot
-Sylvius Bardt, Founder at questico
-Steffen Wicker, Co-Founder at simfy
-Christian Springub, Co-Founder at Jimdo
-Moderated by Derk Marseille, FridayAtSix.com
14:30-15:30 Panel: Team Genetics. It's all about the people, right?
-Wiebke Koch, former founder at HUB Berlin
-Markus Schranner, Managing Director at Rally Europe
-Andre Alpar, Partner at AKM3
-Moderated by Bernd Monitor, BACB.de
15:30-15:45 Coffee Break
15:45-16:45 Panel: Who fails more? Founders or investors?
-Mischa Wetzel, Investment Manager at IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft
-Marian Zange, Co-Founder & CTO at ezeep
-Mark Tuttle, founder at PlacemarkOne
-Moderated by Collete Ballou, BallouPR.com
16:45-17:30 Closing Keynote
17:30 - 18:00 SURPRISE !!!