Fail Fest: Entrepreneur Edition

Presented at ONA17
September 18, 2017
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The mantra from Silicon Valley is that failure is OK, as long as you do it fast and learn something. Our brave, seasoned experimenters offer a candid into the insights you can glean from when things go sideways. We’ll take a close look at start-up life: the big ideas, the pitfalls, how we bounced back and what kept us up at night on the long journey to saving journalism.

This session is designed for:

  • Anyone working in tech; we’ve all had our setbacks, and the recovery from them is where true lessons are learned
  • Entrepreneurs — come laugh and nod along in a knowing way with our stories


Rebekah Monson
Co-founder, WhereBy.Us
Janine Warner
ICFJ Knight Fellow and Co-founder of SembraMedia
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