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“Fail fast, fail often.” It’s a much-loved (and perhaps, over-used) phrase that captures the spirit of many successful entrepreneurs. There’s a joke in Silicon Valley that until you have a couple of failed companies under your belt, people may not even take you seriously.

So then, why is it so hard for us to talk about failure? Why do we only lift up stories of success, and not the long, hard journey it takes to get there? Whether in our workplaces or in our personal lives, we all experience struggles – and we know that it’s from these experiences that we can grow and learn the most.

Join us as MKE creatives and entrepreneurs share stories of their biggest struggles, and how those struggles ultimately led to success.

Speakers include:

Alexa Alfaro, Meat on the Street

Michael Cerda, Cerda Design Co.

Adrienne Palm, gBETA Musitech

Wes Tank, Tankthink

Kiran “Q the Sun” Vedula, Cue the Sun LLC / Hip Hop DNA

Molly Snyder, OnMilwaukee

Henry Schwartz, MobCraft

Steve Scaffidi, WTMJ

Event Timeline:

6:00PM | Attendee check in, networking
6:30PM | Introductions from NEWaukee, Molly Snyder
6:35PM | Shame Show & Tell stories
8:00PM | Event ends

Pizza from Hidden Kitchen will be available while it lasts, MobCraft beer will be available for purchase.


A Note from the NEWaukee Team on COVID-19:

“The NEWaukee team is closely monitoring news and guidelines regarding the coronavirus. We will communicate with registered attendees via email if any changes to event plans are made.

If you are feeling ill or experiencing any symptoms, we politely request that you do not attend this event. If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19, we also suggest that you refrain from attending our events at this time.

Additionally, we ask that all attendees abstain from handshakes/hug greetings as a precautionary measure at this time. 

Please help us all stay healthy by taking everyday actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.”