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IT'S TIME FOR THE 2ND EDITION OF FAIL FORWARD!

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 impact entrepreneurs to share stories about their challenges, experiments, blunders and, of course, what they learned along the way. Get inspired by our speakers and learn how to follow your dreams and overcome your least successful experiences!

Fail Forward line-up:

Judith Joan Walker, Operations Director 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.

More about Fail Forward

Fail Forward is part of our Investment Ready Program, which kicks off on 12 January 2018. During the Investment Ready Program, sustainable entrepreneurs review their own and each other's product and business plan. In 12 days, spread over 5 months, they learn to look at their own business through the eyes of an investor. Apart from the group sessions, every entrepreneur gets individual guidance from a mentor. In addition, participants receive financial training and advice from the program's main partner, ING, on topics such as the type of funding their businesses need. At the program's Demo Day, all entrepreneurs present their business plan and investment proposal to a select group of investors, funds and financial institutions.

Participants in the former editions of this acceleration program raised a total of nearly 8,5 million Euro. Want to join the ranks of Closing the Loop, The Dutch Weed Burger and many more? Read more about the 5th edition of our Investment Ready Program!

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