March 12, 2015

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Lisa Doerner



Digital Rochester's Entrepreneurial Special Interest Group Presents: The Failure Sessions

A "first of its kind event" for Rochester - entrepreneurs share startup mistakes and failed attempts in a night of storytelling 

Rochester, NY - It's often repeated to startup founders: Don't fear failure. Meanwhile, entrepreneurs are inundated with tales of success at every turn. Join Digital Rochester's Entrepreneurial Special Interest Group (SIG) on Tuesday, Mar. 24 for: The Failure Sessions, a night of entrepreneurial storytelling about failure as a way for others to avoid these same mistakes. Storytellers will be local entrepreneurs who have lived through difficult times and are willing to share their learning experiences.


Attendees will hear tales from smart people who have made misjudgments in the past - including the miscalculation of market strategy, the misjudgment of market and ecosystem readiness, poor team selection, and the classic premature burn of investment capital. They will learn what went wrong, how it affected these individuals professionally, financially, and emotionally, and ways that the storytellers were able to learn from their mistakes and keep moving forward.


If you are a startup participant, entrepreneur, investor, ecosystem contributor, or someone who loves a good story, join us and help make failure a regular topic of discussion on the road to achieving startup success.


The Failure Sessions will begin with open bar cocktails and networking at 6:00 p.m. at The Penthouse on One East Avenue in Rochester. Storytelling begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. Register online at: Tickets are $15 for DR members and $20 for non-members. Entrepreneurs can attend for free using promo code ENTRPNR.




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