June 11, 2015

Media Contact:

Lisa Doerner



The Failure Sessions #2 - Presented by the Entrepreneurial SIG

Experienced entrepreneurs share stories about past startup failures

as a way to educate others.

Rochester, NY - It's often repeated to startup founders: Don't fear failure. Meanwhile, entrepreneurs are inundated with talks of success as they struggle to succeed. Join Digital Rochester and the Entrepreneurial Special Interest Group for the second installment of "The Failure Sessions" - a night of entrepreneurial storytelling about situations where leaders have failed, and are willing to tell the tale so others can learn.


After the success of the first Failure Sessions event in March 2015, Digital Rochester is bringing in all new speakers, with new tales of the struggles and failures they have faced in their careers. Topics for this event will include catastrophic mismanagement approaches, hasty decision-making, and bad business partner relationships; all that led to even worse business outcomes.  Learn what went wrong, how it affected these entrepreneurs, and how they were able to learn from their mistakes in the end.


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, light snacks, 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 and start-ups can attend for free using promo code STARTUP.



About Digital Rochester: 

Digital Rochester was founded in 2000 and is made up of professionals and companies working together to strengthen the Greater Rochester Area's technology business community. DR events and community services include a wide array of educational and networking activities designed to support the growth and success of the Rochester business community. 


In 2010, the organization grew with the inclusion of the Association for Women in Computing (AWC) and eBusiness Association (eBA). In 2012, DR entered into a strategic alliance with Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE). This alliance enhances DR's ability to support the Greater Rochester Region's business community.

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