We are currently speaking with potential partners and sponsors for our 2014 event. Please email Blake Merriam if you are interested in joining us. FailCon attracts over 200 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:

TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) is a global nonprofit dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship. TiE has 57 chapters in 14 countries, with a total membership exceeding 13,000. TiE is most closely affiliated with the South Asian business community, and is recognized as an important networking forum for entrepreneurs and investors. TiE's sponsors include nearly every venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. The World Affairs Council of Northern California held its 2002 annual gala in honor of TiE for TiE's contributions to the international community and to global commerce.

Startup Festival is a 4-day mega-event that unites 5000 people and 100 partners under one brand to celebrate Bangalore's Rise as the Startup Capital of India.

The reason Startup Festival exists is to stitch together the ecosystem and create a cultural shift that will make Bangalore the next big destination for entrepreneurs to come and realize their dreams.

Mint, a business paper from Hindustan Times in association with The Wall Street Journal, was launched in 2007 with the premise of bringing “Clarity in Business News”, a need strongly articulated by business news readers in the country.

Mint aims to demystify complex business issues and provide unmatched clarity and depth in its coverage. Whether it is the refreshing new Berliner format, the design by an internationally acclaimed designer, the unique weekend magazine Lounge or our association with The Wall Street Journal, Mint has features that no other business paper in the country has.

Mint is currently the No. 2 business newspaper in India, with a 27% readership share in Tier-I cities. Mint won a Gold in the special coverage category at the IFRA 9th Annual Asia Media Awards 2010. Mint was also voted India’s No. 1 Media Brand in 2009 by advertisers. .

When it comes to the Fellowship of Starting Up, there is no parallel to the Open Coffee Club, Bangalore. Essentially, Open Coffee Club is a global cult for people who love startups to hang out and meet.

OCC Bangalore is one of India’s oldest and largest - grassroots community of aspiring & early stage entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship enthusiasts. It is also an inclusive community platform for other key constituents: early stage companies; established entrepreneurs / technology companies; funds, investors & bankers; professionals & technologists; freelancers & consultants; designers, media folks, students and service providers to the ecosystem.

OCC Bangalore is a place to meet & share with your peers; mutually solve problems & share joy; learn from those you look up-to (and with others in the ecosystem); especially with whom you are not able to reach & connect for whatever reasons such as lack of access, time, awareness, etc. It is also the right forum when successful entrepreneurs and such others want to give back to society and nurture the aspiring entrepreneurs of immediate tomorrow.

Seedfund is India’s leading early-stage venture capital fund, with operations in Bombay, Bangalore and New Delhi. Seedfund was founded in 2006 by Bharati Jacob, Mahesh Murthy and Pravin Gandhi and the team has grown to include Anand Lunia, Paula Mariwala, Sanjay Anandaram, Sarabjeet Singh and Shailesh Vickram Singh. All Seedfund team members have been entrepreneurs at some point or the other in their careers. Seedfund investees include AFAQS, CarWale, EduSports, Fetise, Frontier Markets, Healthizen, Heckyl, Ixsight, Jeevanti Healthcare, Level10 Comics, Lifeblob, myDentist, Nevales Networks, Printo, RedBus, RupeeTalk, Sportskeeda, ThinkLabs, Uhuroo and Vaatsalya.

ZipDial Mobile Solutions Pvt Ltd is a Bangalore-based company founded by three technology entrepreneurs with degrees from top global universities and graduate schools as well as extensive professional leadership experience in both India and the US, including companies like mChek, Zapak.com, eBay, Ketera and Xerox. ZipDial has been tested and proven through past campaigns with large customers such as KFC & Pepsi and Sanofi-Aventis as well as for small and medium businesses such as individual celebrities, NGOs and live event managers.