Monday: we work hard to understand failure

Monday: we work hard to understand failure

With our recent FailDay what would be more appropriate than kicking of the Valley week with a whole day of celebrating failure! FailCon gathers the best entrepreneurs to share their lessons learned on the theme of failures, obstacles and making them work for you. Continuing from that we have invited Gagan Biyani to tell his story of how a first time entrepreneur with non-technical background can raise funding in the Valley.

Programme for Monday

9:00 Failcon 2010
The full speaker list can be found from here, but we especially look forward to Steve Blank, David Pogue, and hanging out with the amazing audience. For the brave ones, there’s afterdrinks in San Francisco. Full-coverage on the event on Monday evening.

18:00 Dinner with Gagan Biyani: How to raise funding as a first time entrepreneur?
Our series of having dinners or breakfasts with founders and makers starts with Gagan. Gagan is the founder of Udemy, a webservice for online classes. Gagan will be telling the story of how someone with no initial background in tech can build opportunities and knock out obstacles. Writing for blogs, connecting to investors in events, finding good co-founders takes you far. Sneak preview at podcast:

19:00 BASES 150K kick-off
BASES , Stanford’s Aaltoes equivalent, is introducing an exciting and brand new program lineup, and they’ll be kicking it off with guest speakers MC Hammer, Meebo founder Seth Sternberg, and legendary venture capitalist Dick Kramlich. Space is limited, so RSVP here.

20:00 ASES weekly meeting
ASES, Asia-Pacific Student Entrepreneurship Society of Stanford, has their weekly meeting. ASES organises one of the biggest student entrepreneurship events of the year with the Stanford Summit.




  1. Andrew Warner
    October 25, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Gagan was one of my best interviewees. Glad you were able to get him to your dinner.

  2. Linda
    October 25, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Andrew, we're looking really much forward to meeting Gagan & are here as well big fans of Mixergy. Your interviews have taught us a lot, we follow them weekly in Finland. 

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