Fail Fast & Be Fine!

Fail Fast & Be Fine!
Date and Time
6:00pm — 8:30pm
WorkBee, 54 Chandos St, St Leonards

Your startup journey can be an intensely rewarding, albeit emotionally demanding adventure. A crucial but often inadequately explored element of the start-up journey is failure. With start-up failure rates often cited above 80%, failure is a key experience from which founders should draw important and valuable lessons to bring them closer to success.

On this night, we explore how to analyse and best capitalise on the lessons of past mistakes, whilst also focussing on dealing with the very real emotional burdens of venturing into your startup journey.

Moderated by Charlie WoodGeneral Partner at IAG Firemark Ventures.

Charlie is a 20+ year veteran of the technology industry covering business leadership, VC investing, strategic consulting, marketing and product management. He has built two different startups and mentored many more through fund raising, product market fit and scalable go to market activity.


  • Building and advising new or evolving business streams through rapid growth
  • Market entry for new category products in high growth geos
  • Extensive knowledge of markets across Asia Pacific, Japan and North America
  • Managing both mature & startup businesses
  • Hiring, developing, coaching & mentoring high performance teams
  • Highly entrepreneurial spirit – carry a bag – do the PR – police the
  • messaging – build and protect the brand - "Do whatever it takes to grow the business"
  • Mountaineering, skiing, sailing – a sub 3:30 marathon time and a sense of humour

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