You can attend a conference every day in Silicon Valley. Many would be interesting, entertaining, and provide an opportunity to network. But FailCon is different.
FailCon is all about learning from each others’ mistakes in order to achieve success.
Last year, Backblaze demo’ed at FailCon ’09 and when possible I would sneak away from our demo area to listen to the speakers. Most were candid in sharing what didn’t work, what they learned, and how to do it better. I wish I could have been there to listen to every speaker.
This year, FailCon ’10 has a great lineup of speakers with leaders from Twitter, Foursquare, FriendFeed, Zappos, and many others. On the “Navigating the Exit” panel I’ll also share what we learned from almost getting acquired.
If you are, or intend to be, a founder or leader in a startup, come to this event. And if you want to meet there, email me at or tweet me.