Fail Forward

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At Impact Hub we believe that failure and experimentation are essential to developing innovative businesses that make real impact. So for our popular Fail Forward event we invited three successful entrepreneurs to share stories about their challenges, experiments, blunders and, of course, what they learned along the way. So get inspired by our speakers and learn how to follow your dreams and overcome your least successful experiences!

The Fail Forward line up:

Judith Joan Walker, Director of Operations at African Clean Energy

“Data should be big, lean, quantitative, qualitative, accurate, anonymous, impactful. The list goes on and on. As a social startup, you want to make sure you’re keeping up with tech trends, but data collection can be a challenge, especially from a distance, in a different culture, and without a budget. What could possibly go wrong?”

Gert van Vugt, Co-founder of Sustainer Homes

“How do you keep a critical view of your business proposition when you’ve received a huge amount of attention for your idea? You’re young, innovative and your startup is off to a great start. Your idea went viral and thousands seem interested. How stay grounded in the face of such overwhelming excitement?”

Wendelien Hebly, Co-founder of Yoni

“What would you do if you invested a lot of time and effort into your branding, only to be forced to change everything? We did that and, luckily, our story has a happy ending: you can find us on more than 1,400 shelves of Marqt, Etos and Albert Heijn stores the Netherlands and Belgium, as well as the Cactus supermarket chain in Luxembourg. Find out how we let go of our carefully built brand, started over and made it!”

The evening will be moderated by Ilse Kwaaitaal, our Scouting Lead and Business Model Challenge Manager.

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Lotte Duursma

@franciszoet @annemariekeeveleens this could be interesting!