The 2nd Annual Postmortem Conference Showcases the Best Startup Failures, Pivots and Missed Opportunities

Failure is part of life, and we will always keep failing, but few things are worse than repeating the failures of others. Learn from their mistakes, take the path less walked, it might end up being the right one.

“Postmortem is a process, performed at the conclusion of a project to determine and analyze elements of the project that were successful or unsuccessful.”

Following last years success, Postmortem Conference is back! It will take place in Hong Kong (again), but this time at Hysan Place, Causeway Bay.

Postmortem Conference is where founders, investors, lawyers, mentors, etc share their stories of failures, pivots, co-founder fights, stress, missed investments, production problems, fund raising issues, and much more.

“I don’t want to glorify failure per se, but spread the lessons learned in startups.” organizer Jeffrey Broer said. Jeffrey has been an active in the Hong Kong startup community for over 4 years and seen his share of startups come and go. “I have seen my share of startup ‘entertainment’. How much do you really learn from a speaker coming from Silicon Valley giving a talk about how they got US$ 5 million?”

We are constantly bombarded with success stories. They are everywhere, but stress, struggle and failures are the unglorified truths of doing a startup.

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Martin Kessler shared his personal story about the struggles as a founder, and keeping his relationship afloat. Derek Kwik spoke of his failed attempt to convince his partners to invest in a small Internet company in China. It was Alibaba.

Speakers shared personal struggles, failures and successes. What they did differently based on the failures and experiences they had.

This years event is going to be even bigger. 8 great and well known speakers, 2 fireside chats, lunch and networking drinks included.

The confirmed speaker list when this post was written included:

• Sam Gellman from Uber,
• Deepak Madnani from Paperclip,
• Elsa Chan from Jetlun,
• Christopher Geary from Asianet,
• Andrea Livotto from Perpetu,
• Daniel Walker form Dragon Law.

Get your tickets now, lunch and drinks are included:


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