StartUp Funerals – Failure is success if we learn from it

StartUp Funerals – Failure is success if we learn from it

Rovio made 51 games before finally hitting the jackpot with ‘Angry Birds’.

Walt Disney was told that, ‘He lacked imagination and had no good ideas’.

Henry Ford failed twice in his businesses before he finally went on to build the Ford Motor Company.

Close to 99% of all startups fail! An Entrepreneur must face rejection on a daily basis,till he can establish himself in his field. To succeed in the cut throat world of entrepreneurship, an entrepreneur must liken himself to a phoenix, he must rise from the ashes of his defeat and start all over again to succeed.


At Startup Funerals, we are on a mission to celebrate failure regularly by providing you a place where you are comfortable to share the stories of your failure and commemorate your startups with others to help our global entrepreneurship community learn valuable lessons from it.

We often find ourselves invited to startup launch parties, but here is an invitation to a funeral, one that will keep you alive!

The Speakers:

Pankaj Diwan – Pankaj is the Founder CEO of Renaissance Softlabs (P) Ltd. He has over 15 years of rich experience in ICT Industry and has been responsible for delivering solutions to global leaders. He is an avid follower of technology and has a broad range of technology expertise in domains such as Mobile Apps, Auto ID technologies and Cloud computing. Pankaj is an IT advisor to several large Business groups in INDIA in conceptualizing and implementing their overall IT strategy. Pankaj has a strong passion for Education for Employability. He has been the founder of IDEALABS-The Incubation Programme, an incubation centre to build Industry ready resources which has trained and placed over 10,000 candidates. He has been an advisor to Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education and is on the board of several prestigious Engineering and Management Schools. He holds a degree with distinction in Electronics and communication Engineering from Osmania University.

Pradeep Mittal – Pradeep Mittal is a Board Member at Truthlabs which is the first people private forensic lab in India, Not for profit NGO and has resolved more than 2000 cases across India. He also serves as a Director at Magna Infotech and Goose Technologies with over 20 years of industry experience including 12 years in USA. He is a member of Hyderabad Angel Ventures and is a member of the Executive Council and Finance and Mentor Committees at TiE Hyderabad. He holds a Bachelors degree in Electronics and Communications from Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University, India and a Diploma in Management Information Systems from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.

KC Ramakrishna – Founder of R-Knowsys Technologies.


LaMakaan Lane next to CBay Building, opposite GVK One Mall, Road 1, Banjara Hills. opposite GVK One Mall, Road 1, Banjara Hills. Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500034 India


Dec 6, 2012 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)


The Event is FREE, but the seating is LIMITED. So do register ASAP!

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