BellyCard Offices

600 W Chicago Ave

United States

Ms.Tech: Fireside Chat #FailBias
Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Belly Card Offices
600 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60610
Register HERE

Startups everywhere fail…right?  So… are we missing important discussions about unflattering topics in business that could help us succeed, as a whole, more quickly?  Or are we suffering from a cognitive bias surrounding failure?  Nevermind a debate, we are pushing it out there, we want to help you sift for the good stuff in failing and let go of “lead-balloon ideas.”

Join us Thursday, July 25 at 5:30 for a Ms.Tech Fireside Chat at BellyCard offices: #FailBias, a fireside chat will be led by Mana Ionescu.  Mana is a member and long-time supporter of Ms.Tech, as well as a leading Chicago entrepreneur as President of Lightspan Digital,

David Kadavy and Craig Ulliott will chat about two thoughts:
– the flattering side of failing

– letting your lovely idea go

David Kadavy is author of the #18 Amazon best-selling book, Design for Hackers: Reverse-Engineering Beauty. Prior to writing Design for Hackers, David founded the Design departments at two Silicon Valley startups, and freelanced for clients such as oDesk, PBworks, and UserVoice. David also launched numerous other projects on his own, “none of which failed hard enough to be worthy of mention in this bio.”  Since the debut of Design for Hackers, David has traveled the world, speaking about design and entrepreneurship, and mentoring startups, including those at 500 Startups.

Craig Ulliott is a British-born serial technologist and entrepreneur currently serving as VP of Product and CTO at Belly. Craig’s list of services and companies he’s built or founded include Card Creator, Ohaso Limited, Where I’ve Been, SocialKaty Inc, and now Belly. Craig also serves as the CTO of Chicago Ideas Week, is an advisor at several Chicago area startups, and is a mentor at 1871.

Yes we are talking to two ‘dudes’ — two very talented leaders in the technology startup community and we are excited to have them join us.  This event emphasizes our mission at Ms.Tech –we don’t care what your gender is, we just want to do business with awesome people. Or more specifically we want to “Evolve the conversation of female entrepreneurism beyond the issue of ‘changing the ratio,’ and towards actively advancing the quality of their businesses, networks and resources.”

So, LADIES & GENTS, see you next Thursday at the Belly offices.
Here’s to helping business women do tech and tech women do business!
Cheers, friends!

Nicole Yeary & Lisa Russell
Ms.Tech Founders


Ticket sales go to Ms.Tech, to continue to organize monthly events like these.


If you are a student, email, subject line Ms.Tech, and let us know you would like to be there.


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