Kenya’s iHub To Host FailFaire 2016

If you have failed at something before, you’ll know it isn’t such a wonderful experience. However, failure isn’t so much of a bad thing. This is because there’s so much to learn from/in that situation. There’s so much others can learn from that situation likewise.

The guys at Hypercube, a Zimbabwean tech hub which shut down late last year due to lack of funding, knew this and that was why they took part in a “failing forward discussion” to share the lessons they’ve learnt and help others to not make same mistakes.

Amani Institute, an organization preparing next-generation talent to tackle global challenges, launched the FailFaire Nairobi in 2013 for this same reason.

It has partnered iHub, a Nairobi-based part co-working space, part vector for investors and part pre-incubator for startups, to hold the 2016 edition of the event.

“We, at Amani Institute, believe that given the incredible amount of innovation in different sectors in Nairobi, there is a tremendous amount we can learn from each other’s failures in a comfortable and closed setting. That’s why in 2013 we have launched the annual FailFaire Nairobi, and we are now ready to enjoy the 4th edition, in collaboration with iHub,” Amani Institute stated in a post.

During the event, the invited speakers will share their mistakes and their learnings. They will share how (and how many times) they failed and how they eventually grew stronger and wiser, built their knowledge and their success, in the midst of these failures.

The speakers include Nasreen Dhanji – Founder, Bluesky Innovations; Johnni Kjelsgaard – Founder & Chief Executive, GrowthAfrica and Chad Larson – Chief Credit Officer & Co-Founder, M-KOPA Solar;

Others are Natalie Lukkenaer – Executive Director Penya Africa; Joram Mwinamo – Founder, WYLDE International, and Renee Ngamau – Television and Radio Host, Capital FM Kenya & Life Skills Coach.

The event, which promises to be fun and vibrant, will take place on May 4, 2016 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm (EAT) at iHub, Nairobi. Registration is free!

If you’ve failed and you need some sort of encouragement and inspiration to get you back up your feet, read what Michael Jordan, that highly successful pro basketball player, said below.

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

See you at the FailFaire!

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