They say that if you’re starting a business in Adelaide, you get ONE chance to get it right. We say, bullshit.
At Totally Blew It, some of the most successful entrepreneurs will talk about the customers they lost, the money they wasted, the investors they pissed-off, and the companies they ran into the ground.
Including stories of disaster from such notable failures as:
Alan Noble – Director of Engineering at Google Australia & New Zealand (and co-founder of startupAUS and SA Angels)
Houssam Abiad – Serial entrepreneur and city councillor (and, more importantly, voted Adelaide’s most eligible Bachelor…ladies)
Also including Kaufman Foundation and Startup Genome Project research on “Why Startups Fail” presented by:
Dr. Jana Matthews – Managing Director of ANZ Innovyz Start (and, as it happens, an early Senior member of the Kaufman Foundation team).
And finally, more stories of very recent failures from local entreprenerus like:
You. Think of this like Alcoholics Anonymous for Entrepreneurs: the first step is admitting that you’ve failed. The second step is telling us all about it so we can laugh at you – I mean learn from it.
The connection with Alcoholics Anonymous ends there though: the event is being held at a bar.
Event: Totally Blew It
Address: Silicon Balls, Fenn Pl, Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Date/Time: Thursday, October 3 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm (PDT)
Regular Old Failure – AUD$15
Massive Failure – AUD$15
Epic Failure – AUD$15
Highly Successful Individual – AUD$1,500
UniSA Student (Soon to be Failure) – AUD$0
South Start Bundle – AUD$99