failure Archives - Philly


Oct. 4, 2018 11:07 am

#TBT: That time the Fyre Festival fraudster fled Philly

As Billy McFarland awaits sentencing on a blitz of fraud charges, here's a look back at his Philly days.

Jun. 4, 2018 7:51 am

How this ShopRunner software engineer learned to embrace mistakes

“I don’t *want* to make mistakes, but I see how they can be a learning experience,” said Sean Lawrence, “especially when we grow from them, instead of just getting chastised or penalized.”

May 22, 2018 8:30 am

Vanessa Chan to Penn’s Class of 2018: ‘Failing is like farting’

“Everyone does it,” the entrepreneur told Penn grads last week. “We just don’t like to admit it.”

Apr. 17, 2018 11:23 am

Stepwise progress, and why startups should embrace it

Former Compass CEO Mike Wilner takes on the myth of continuous growth.

Jun. 7, 2017 1:57 pm

Join these Temple Owls talking about failure Saturday

Showing Temple University's growing entrepreneurship community, the school's alumni weekend features a panel on risk and failure.

May 8, 2017 8:46 am

When Thrillist bailed on RJMetrics, cofounder Jake Stein felt ‘worthless’

At this year's FailFest, Stein gave us an inside look at another RJMetrics rough patch.

Apr. 14, 2017 11:19 am

Next month: Listen to 5 successful people dish real talk about failure

#Failfest is back on May 4, as part of Philly Tech Week 2017 presented by Comcast. Get tickets now.

Apr. 12, 2017 10:00 am

MeterUP is dead. Here’s some background on Philly’s defunct parking app

The Inquirer reports the app was deactivated on Wednesday. Twenty thousand active users were using the platform.

Mar. 24, 2017 12:42 pm

‘We had grander visions on how all of this would work out’: Zonoff CEO Mike Harris

Last week, we told you that a West Coast company called Ring had acquired most of Zonoff's staff. We got on the phone with Harris to hear his take.

Mar. 21, 2017 11:17 am

Mike Krupit’s startup IntroNet shut down. Here’s what he learned from its demise

IntroNet ran out of cash and couldn't find its product-market fit. The serial founder shares what he'd do differently. More of this, please!

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