Embracing startup success & failure in Africa – It’s okay to fail, but does this mean you MUST fail?
By Michelle Atagana on July 28, 2014
This article by Michelle Atagana originally appeared on Ventureburn, a VC4Africa publishing partner.
I recently read a very insightful piece in the Guardian about failure and the culture of failure that currently exists in Silicon Valley. In the startup community, the concept of failure has both positive and negative connotations depending on what continent or country you are in.
The Guardian’s piece talks about Silicon Valley’s need to not just invoke failure but celebrate it as well. The oft repeated phrase most entrepreneurs have begun to live by is: “Fail fast, fail often.”
“Entrepreneurs give speeches detailing their misfires. Academics laud the virtue of making mistakes. FailCon, a conference about ‘embracing failure’, launched in San Francisco in 2009 and is now an annual event, with [...]Continue reading Embracing startup success & failure in Africa – It’s okay to fail, but does this mean you MUST fail? »