Dead Startup Society

Celebrating Failure

Many of us have been involved in startups that have failed - some quietly, some spectacularly, most somewhere in between. Come along to reflect and share our failures and the lessons we've learned from them.

Be sure to bring memorabilia (business cards, tchotchkes etc) that we can ceremoniously throw away - they'll be collected and burned off-site.


Did we mention that it's Global Entrepreneurship Week?


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  • Chris B.

    Likewise! Was good to hear everyone's (much abridged I'm sure) stories and learnings! If you're interested in popin it's still live/lying in state in the ios app store: http://popin.co.nz. Thinking of open sourcing it at some point soon in lieu of facebook giving us a billion $$'s.....

    November 21, 2013

  • Ollie L.

    Cathartic. Great to share!

    November 21, 2013

  • Kris E.

    Was a great meeting! For your amusement or interest here is our presentation that we made to the banks: http://123paysafe.homestead.com Password: 123 - the idea is still valid, but the "window of opportunity" is well past.....

    November 21, 2013

  • Peter K.

    Feel humbled to have been able to share other peoples' learning experiences. Thank you.

    November 21, 2013

  • vince w.

    Great event guys, some really honest stories and very real lessons learnt, loved it :)

    1 · November 21, 2013

  • Paul S.

    I especially enjoyed the farewell hymn from Rabbi Dave. It seemed to focus everyone's thoughts in a solemn collective moment of reflection. A very worthwhile event and good learnings.

    3 · November 20, 2013

  • Andrew K.

    Great event. It's good to share the highs and lows of startup experience .. and to help each other succeed

    1 · November 20, 2013

  • Owen E.

    Was a great cathartic experience. RIP all those startups

    1 · November 20, 2013

  • Dan K.

    Great idea, great turnout, and great to surface and talk about the real lessons that got all us entrepreneurs to this point. Big thanks to Nick & Sam.

    2 · November 20, 2013

  • Samuel B.

    Formal stuff should be done by 7pmish. Would like to see people stay on afterwards to talk more about their ventures in smaller groups + until bar tab runs out :)

    November 20, 2013

  • aimee w.

    Question! Any idea when this is likely to finish? As usual, I'm n+1ly booked :)

    November 20, 2013

  • Julian A.

    No babysitting cover tomorrow night. Have fun and fail fast!

    November 19, 2013

  • Peter S.

    lets start an Auckland one

    November 19, 2013

  • Heath M.

    Awesome idea guys!

    November 13, 2013

  • Samuel B.

    I'm putting together a sort of 'service programme' for this.

    Send through the name (and logo file!) of a failed venture you'll be sharing and I'll put you in so you get some extra loving! -[masked]

    November 13, 2013

  • Gavin P.

    Awesome idea, Would love to be there but have the All Whites game that night.

    November 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't wait to be there!

    November 7, 2013

  • Gregory M.

    Sadly can't make it

    November 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be in Auckland unfortunately but great idea!

    November 6, 2013

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