Entrepreneurial failures a success at the FailureFestival #gbgtechweek

With a bang the confetti flew through the air and marked the start of a memorable evening! The FailureFestival at #gbgtechweek was a colorful and inspiring event that really celebrated failures.

Looking for photos? Please scroll down to the end of the post!

There was much laughter, stories that touched our hearts and many, many, moments of recognition.

Key take-aways from the FailureFestival:

  • Surround yourself and your entrepreneurship with the right people with whom you share the same organizational values
  • Test your idea on the market. Ask the target audience of what they think about your idea – don´t assume!
  • Take care of yourself and don´t back down from your values
  • and last but not least – sell sell sell!

We want to extend a big Thank You to the brave and awesome entrepreneurs that placed themselves on the stage and shared their experiences with us:

Lena Apler, Founder Collector Bank
David Brudö, CEO Remente
Sofia Appelgren, CEO & Founder Mitt Liv
Lee Giove, Founder My Wings
Moa Gürbüser, CEO & Founder MRG Wines
Ariel Kramer, Communications Officer CELLINK
Charles Sinclair & Poyan Karimi, Founders Oddwork

Bonus: two entrepreneurs dared to take the stage on the Open-mic request and shared their moments of buying a glass-cage for 80 000 Swedish krona without a plan on where to store it, and that time when one became CFO for a startup that 13 months later became bankrupt. A massive thank you to you two as well!

Photos from the FailureFestival at #gbgtechweek. All photos are taken by photographer Violetta Kovacka, on Instagram: @violettakovackafoto

 

 

Speakers on the #FailureFestival @ gbgtechweek

Here we will publish all the speakers as they are released leading up to the event on the 3rd of May.

Lena Apler, Founder Collector Bank
Sofia Appelgren, CEO & Founder Mitt Liv
Lee Giove, Founder My Wings
Moa Gürbüser, CEO & Founder MRG Wines
David Brudö, CEO Remente
Charles Sinclair & Poyan Karimi, Founders Oddwork
Ariel Kramer, Communications Officer CELLINK
Johan ”Red Top” Larsson, Owner Pustervik
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3/5 FailureFestival #gbgtechweek

Fail fast, fail now – join the FailureFestival!
#gbgtechweek #failurefestival

Welcome to our FailureFestival, where we meet to share failures and celebrate them!

This event is free of charge.

On stage successful entrepreneurs will share their stories of the times they messed up or things went really bad – and what they learned from it. How do failure make us better entrepreneurs?

See more on all the speakers here.

These are stories of courage, fighting spirit and humbleness, sure to bring out laughter and maybe a tear or two!

The Open Mic-stage: You can be a part of the failure celebration! Share your own story of when things took an unexpected turn on our Open Mic-stage!

Follow and sign-up to the celebrations on social media! The #failurefestival is part of #gbgtechweek

When: 3rd of May from 5 pm, finishes around 8 pm
Where: Chalmers Vasa (Entrance hall and Vasa A), Vera Sandbergs Allé 8
Sign-up: To participate in this event you need to be registered. Last day to register is the 3rd of May at 11 am. This is done easily in the sign-up form just below or through e-mail: lena.sjodin@vh.goteborg.se

Failure celebrations is a movement originating from Silicon Valley, where entrepreneurs meet up to discuss experience and learnings from failures.

This FailureFestival is organized by Sahlgrenska School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship together with One Stop Future Shop – the EU-project aiming to boost newentrepreneurs on Hisingen.