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Friday, November 12 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Failure Night | I Got Knocked Down But I Got Up Again

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Unlike THE “f-word”, we don’t believe that “failure” is a dirty word. In fact, we think that it should be celebrated. That’s why we’ve invited a group of founders to share their stories of failure in one of Founders Week YQG’s signature events.

Virtual attendees can grab a beer (or mocktail) and tune in from the comfort of their home or office to hear from 5-7 regional Founders and Entrepreneurs as they get real about their mistakes, failures and success. We’re also creating an animated GIF that can be shared on social media to encourage even more people to share their failures, and most importantly, what they learned from them.

Failure Night will be Moderated by Founder and Podcast Host, Linden Crain and broadcasted LIVE from River Bookshop in beautiful Amherstburg, ON.

What other companies celebrate failures ? Here's just a few.

Intuit: “We celebrate failure” Accounting software company Intuit gives a special award for the Best Failure and holds “failure parties”. “At Intuit we celebrate failure”, explains co-founder Scott Cook, “because every failure teaches something important that can be the seed for the next great idea.”

Google: “reward failure” In his new book Work Rules!, Google’s Head of People Operations Laszlo Bock states “it’s also important to reward failure” so as to encourage risk-taking. Bock gives the example of Google Wave, an online platform launched in 2010 and closed a year later. “They took a massive, calculated risk. And failed. So we rewarded them.”

Tata: “Failure is a gold mine” Rajan Tata, founder and chairman of Indian conglomerate Tata created a prize for the Best Failed Idea, as he neared retirement. The aim is to spark innovation and keep the company from avoiding risks.

(Source: https://www.happy.co.uk/blogs/8-companies-that-celebrate-mistakes/)

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Claudius Thomas

Founder, Turaco Web International Group Inc.
Born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Claudius grew up in London England. A computer engineer by trade, Claudius has worked as an entrepreneur since 1991 providing information Systems and technology solutions. His work has given him the opportunity to travel extensively taking in places... Read More →
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Carina Biacchi

Co-founder & CEO, Ortaliza Urban Farms
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Adam Frye

Director of Operations, WEtech Alliance
I design custom Innovation Frameworks for large enterprises that focus on activating their frontline staff members and turning them into internal engines of innovation. In doing so we are able to generate a scalable Innovation system that can quickly identify inefficiencies, opportunities... Read More →
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Linden Crain

Founder & Host, Coffee with Crainer Podcast
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Richard Peddie

Co-Owner, River Bookshop
AN ACTIVE RETIREMENTI am currently enjoying an active retirement after 41 years in consumer products, facility management, broadcast, and sports & entertainment. Twenty-eight of those years I served as president of 6 companies. Helping grow such iconic brands as Colgate, Kool Aid... Read More →
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Frank Abbruzzese

Founder & CEO, AlphaKOR Group
What it's like being an Entrepreneur and Mentor in the Tech Sector.Networking and making new connections.
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Marla Coffin

President & CEO at MARDA Management and Huron Shores PM, MARDA Management

Friday November 12, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm EST
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