We are currently speaking with potential partners and sponsors for our 2012 event. Please email Cass Phillipps if you are interested in joining us. FailCon attracts over 400 founders and investors from around the world, all seeking solutions to potential failure points they may encounter. We are happy to work within your budget to help you teach our audience how you can help them succeed.

2012 Sponsors include:

Tagged is the social network for meeting new people. While other offerings focus almost exclusively on existing relationships, Tagged has established the category of social discovery. Tagged is the largest social discovery network in the world with over 330 million members (combined with wholly owned hi5) in 220 countries. Tagged enables anyone to meet and socialize through advanced browsing and matching features, shared interests and more. Founded in 2004, Tagged is based in San Francisco.

Microsoft® BizSpark® is a global program helping software startups succeed, with access to software development tools and a network of 2,500 partners – comprising leading incubators, accelerators, investors, advisors, industry events, and more. Over 50,000 startups joined BizSpark, which offers technical support, business training and marketing visibility. The program includes access to Windows Azure, a flexible, comprehensive, and powerful cloud platform.

Squarespace is a state-of-the-art website publishing platform with breakthrough features that make innovative web design more accessible than ever before. The platform lets anyone create and maintain professional, high-quality websites regardless of technical ability. Squarespace websites feature responsive, mobile-ready designs, complete social integration, fully customizable templates and more.

You interact with your customers in a more social world today and building customer loyalty that boosts your revenue can be hard to do – especially if you are using several complex tools. Only making your customers "somewhat satisfied" instead of "ecstatically happy" can mean the difference between success and failure. UserVoice helps companies succeed by making their customers happy. We create simple customer tools that gather prioritized feedback and give excellent customer support. Our products help you understand and interact with your customers more positively and build customer relationships that last.

Headquartered in Dallas, SoftLayer is the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed hosting and is the largest private hosting company in the world. SoftLayer provides cloud, dedicated, and seamlessly integrated computing environments, with world-class data centers in Dallas, Houston, San Jose, Seattle, Washington D.C., Asia-Pacific (via Singapore), and Europe (via Amsterdam) and has network Points of Presence worldwide. The company integrates and automates all elements of its platform, empowering enterprises of any size with complete control, security, scalability, and ease-of-management via a leading Customer Portal and Open API.

San Francisco Citizens Initiative for Technology and Innovation (sf.citi) leverages the power of the tech community around civic action in San Francisco. sf.citi supports innovative policies working collaboratively with government to find new solutions to historic problems facing San Francisco, and consolidate a voice for tech sector interests and growth. We actively engage our membership on substantive issues, drawing upon their talent and energy for new ideas. sf.citi facilitates dialogue and the sharing of new ideas within the tech community, keeping industry innovators informed and connected. sf.citi is dedicated to developing and promoting key policy programs aimed at making San Francisco a better and more productive place to live and do business. Our projects are centered around six areas of civic innovation: public safety, transportation, job creation / training / placement, policy, philanthropy, and education. sf.citi currently partners with over 305 member companies and organizations.

Backblaze provides unlimited and affordable online backup for your PC or Mac. For only $5/month or $50/year we will automatically and continuously backup your photos, videos, documents, spreadsheets, music, and more – your digital life – from your desktop or laptop to our secure datacenter. If data is lost via a hard drive crash, a stolen or lost system, or a file or folder being accidently deleted, that lost data – files, folders or all your data – can be safely and easily restored for free using a web browser from anywhere in the world. Try a free 15-day trial of Backblaze today.

At turnstone we are inspired by the spirit of small business and we design workplace solutions that help create great work environments that are easy to own and exhilarating to use. Running a small business is hard enough — having a great space to work in should be easy.

LUXr delivers practical tools to entrepreneurs around the world.

Every company has the ability to build products that customers love. We believe that great products are a result of two things: an unrelenting focus on the end-user experience, and effective product development practices and principles. LUXr was founded in 2010 to make these principles accessible to entrepreneurs worldwide through practical and affordable learning tools.


ÜberConference is conference calls done right. You can easily join phone conferences without PINs, see who is in the call and who is speaking, and run calls smoothly with powerful call management features. It’s simple, visual, and free.

Looking for a simple, powerful survey tool? For free? SurveyPlanet is the answer. Our approach to online surveys allows users to create and share engaging surveys in minutes, with unparalleled ease of use. SurveyPlanet’s robust feature list includes unlimited surveys, unlimited questions, direct sharing of surveys on Facebook and Twitter, and over ninety pre-written survey templates.

TechTalks.tv is developing a web platform for publishing educational presentations and videos, to help brands, experts and academic institutions, share and improve content marketing; with unique brand channels, slide and video hosting, and a community of enthusiasts that will subscribe and purchase your content. TechTalks.tv: The best way to learn from videos and share with your peers.