Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to pay our respects to three startups.
TechHub want to look at the “fail fast – learn quick” culture that is everywhere in the startup world and thought that moving eulogies from the CEOs of failed startups would be an excellent way to start. Everyone can talk about success, but it takes something special to talk about failure. Startups will often have a booming launch party, spend forever finding a cofounder and if they're lucky, get acquired by larger companies but this not the only exit strategy.So, instead of ignoring the startups that have failed to live for long enough to do these things, we want to celebrate the lives of these startups by remembering them with love.
Joining us are three founders to tell us everything and bid a tearful adios to their startup babies. Our condolences to them:
Edenes - Rufo de La Rosa
Edenes is/was a social shopping platform for users to privately share things they want to buy in any online store. They helped users to reinforce their purchasing decision and online stores to better engage with their customers. Rufo lived in many cities from different continents during the last 15 years, got an MBA at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and a Bachelor in Law and Diploma in Business Administration (Madrid) and worked in Consultancy and Banking until 2010, when he decided to find something honest to do and quit his job to be an entrepreneur. Failed twice, and now he works at Google as Program Manager at Campus Madrid.
Brand riders - Luis Diaz del Dedo
BrandRiders was the best way to manager your social media networks. It found the best content for you to share without configuration, find the best people to follow and hopefully be followed back. Create beautiful and useful analytics for your clients. But now it is dead. Luis Ignacio is an obsessive compulsive computer engineer, Youtuber, Growth Hacker, professor but mostly a happy freaky. He started 3 different companies and close all but he learned something. Now he is mostly working as Growth Hacker as freelance in order to learn from the experiments he recommends others to do. Someday, probably in other universe he will be rich, handsome and sexy but so far so good. His english accent is Brooklyn style but Móstoles version.
Live&Golf - Marcos Eguillor
Live&Golf aimed to offer premium golf experiences to golf connoisseurs and live lovers. Marcos will miss it, but has redone his life pretty well: Expert in Technology and Innovation, Strategy, Project Management and Entrepreneurship. With strong analytical, creative, communication and leadership skills mainly developed in international environments in the Digital Content and Services Industries.Right now he is founder and managing partner of BinaryKnowledge, cofounder of IdeaFoster, investor and advisor in Wonnva, Visualbox, Velneo and Toys2Help. If that doesn't seem enough, he has been mentor and/or enterim manager in more than twenty startup programs in IE Business School, Wayra, Spain Startup and Investor Summit.
18:30 Doors Open
19:00 Funeral Starts
20:30 Beers to celebrate their live, instead of crying their death
**Please, come in black
If you’d like to come and mourn these startups, hear their stories and learn from their mistakes then register: