FailCon - Presented by 6.2
When7 Jun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Add to planner
VenueThe Vivid Ideas Exchange
(The Forum) Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street , The Rocks
NSW 2000 View map
It’s time to stop being afraid of failure and start embracing it.
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.
FailCon commenced in San Francisco in 2009 and has since developed a global presence as a one-day event for technology entrepreneurs, investors, developers and designers to study their own and others’ failures and prepare for future success. Last year FailCon continued its successful series in San Francisco and launched overseas in France and Brazil. This year 6.2 has brought the program to the Asia-Pacific region, with FailCon to form part of Vivid Sydney 2012 – be a part of the movement!
Failcon 2012 Speakers:
Lord Mayor of Sydney since 2004 and independent MP for Sydney since 1998. She was the first woman popularly elected to the role and leads the City’s ambitious long term Sustainable Sydney 2030 plan.
One of Australia’s best-known comedians. In 2001 he helped launch the Nova network. One half of The Merrick and Rosso breakfast show on Triple J. On TV Rosso featured on three seasons of the Logie nominated ’Unplanned’ and also featured in ’The B-Team’ and ’The Merrick and Rosso Show’.
Matt and Pip
Founders of creative networking community, The Loop. Boasting over 100,000 unique visitors a month and membership of over 28,000 Australia’s top creative industry professionals, the Loop has quickly become an invaluable resource from which Australian creative practitioners can promote themselves, collaborate, network and find work.
Co-founder and partner of Republic of Everyone, an innovative sustainability strategy and communications company is in the business of building Hero Brands. The agency is famous for its work on The Green Party ad for the Gruen Nation TV show and the Say Yes Australia campaign featuring Cate Blanchett.
Tania de Jong
Leading Australian soprano and social entrepreneur. Founder of Creativity Australia and Creative Universe to improve wellbeing, engagement and innovation in organisations and communities. As well as that she heads The Song Room, Pot-Pourri and Music Theatre Australia entertainment and event production company.
CEO of 6.2, an innovation lab based in Melbourne & Sydney, founder of the popular online magazine, uncluttered white spaces, and the Black Report (an iPad Magazine). In 2009, Ben created the IF Talks, a series of forums across Australia and a conduit for innovation, good ideas and solving complex problems.
Music industry entrepreneur. Founder of management company ‘Scorpio Music’ and Posse.com, the world’s first platform for brands to empower and reward music fans for spreading the word online.
Galvin Scott Davis
Founder and director of Protein One, a boutique digital design and development agency. In 2006, Galvin wrote and directed the 35mm short film ‘Brother’, winning Best Short Film at the Beverly Hills Film Festival and Los Angeles Silver Lake Film Festival. A talented screenwriter, he also authored the Graphic Novel ‘Stricken’, soon-to-be-released children’s book ‘Dandelion’.
Founder of Calendar Club, the largest pop-up retail business in Australasia, Director to STREAT, a social enterprise that stops youth homelessness and partner to 6.2. Experienced entrepreneur, private investor, board director and venture consultant.
Twenty six years old founder and CEO of Project Futures Ltd, with the aim to empower and engage our generation in raising awareness and funding to combat sex trafficking globally.
Co-founder of Pollenizer. With Pollenizer, Mick has worked with a number of outstanding management teams from around the globe including 3eep, Lingopal, GetPrice, Xumii, Photo Art,Perkler, Blurb, Live In Australia, Spreets and helped start MoGeneration.
Co-founder and partner at Investling, an investment group that builds businesses in healthcare, technology and fashion areas. With a background that covers design, marketing and business, including heading two of Rip Curl’s global divisions, there’s lots of learnings and experiences to draw on: Investling Theory Of Everything, a framework and pinboard for how they tackle businesses and projects.
More speakers to be announced so stay tuned. For more information head to www.sydney.thefailcon.com