Atlanta Tech Village
3423 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
9:00 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014
FailCon Atlanta 2014
FailCon has traveled around the world, visiting over a dozen countries since its inception in 2009. For 2014, we're partnering with all of our European teams to bring together the largest international FailCon ever! We'll teach new lessons, focus on the best stories of the year, and continue helping founders build the strongest product they can, though FAILURE!You aren’t a real entrepreneur until you’ve had to deal with failure, and recovering from it - financially emotionally and practically - can be challenging. Hear how major players in the industry have dealt with startup troubles while keeping a positive, tenacious, and energetic attitude through it all.We've been featured on NPR, in Forbes Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, the SF Chronicle, Wired Magazine, Convene Magazine, TechCrunch, and more! Get your Tickets now!FailCon Atlanta 2014 Speakers (to date) Jeff NovichProduct Owner, Grockit (a Kaplan company)www.planetjeffro.com - @jeffnovich Jeff is passionate about tech products. He is creating the next version of Grockit, a test prep site. Previously, he was the mobile PM for Groundlink. Jeff is the proud owner of two failed startups: FareShare, an app for taxi sharing, and Patient Communicator (part of Blueprint Health), a patient portal for medical practices. VocabSushi, an edtech site launched in 2009 that uses news articles to create sentence completion questions, lives on. Jeff's hacker teams won nearly $100,000 in 10 hackathons, including NYC Big Apps, Campbell's 'Hack the Kitchen', Coca-Cola & Spotify Hack Den, and TechCrunch Disrupt. He studied CS at Johns Hopkins and journalism at Columbia. Now he is ditching Perl and PHP for Ruby. Corey Stanford is the Co-Founder and creator of Blazetrak, an innovative web-based platform dedicated to providing direct video access to music industry and entertainment professionals. Prior to starting Blazetrak, Corey had his first taste of entrepreneurship as a sophomore in college. He owned and operated a successful web design and development firm that employed over 50 professionals worldwide. Later, he worked as an Electrical/Computer Engineer and Designer for two major firms. In 2009, he created Blazetrak. Blazetrak boasts an impressive roster of 400+ music industry professionals and celebrities and has been virtually visited by every country in the world. Due to the overwhelming success of Blazetrak, Stanford decided to create an identical platform for the Fashion Industry, called Fashion Advance. Scheduled to launch in the Summer of 2014, the site will host a roster of world-renowned fashion industry professionals who will provide critiques and advice to those who aspire to be in the fashion industry.