BEDC seminar on rebounding from failure

  • BEDC panellist: Dakia O’Brien of Wild Wing Wednesday

    BEDC panellist: Dakia O’Brien of Wild Wing Wednesday

The government agency that supports aspiring entrepreneurs is to hold a seminar to teach them how to bounce back from failure.

The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation will present “Fail Fast, Pivot Quickly, Bounce Back” at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute on July 17 from 8.30am until 11am.

A BEDC spokesperson said: “Failure is often looked at as the end and at BEDC we are working to dispel that myth. We want to teach entrepreneurs that failure is just another step in the path towards building a successful business.

“The seminar will give entrepreneurs insight on what it is like to fail, teach them how to learn from failure and provide them with firsthand experiences that outline what it takes to turn that failure into future success.”

At the seminar, a panel of small business owners and entrepreneurs will share their own stories of using the experience of failure to foster success. Panellists include business owners Dakia O’Brien, of Wild Wing Wednesday; Rachel Bailey, of iHope Global; Beau Evans, of Cruise Port Ferry Management Ltd; Tulani Bulford, of Portland Lane Capital; Joy Rothwell, of Robertson’s Drugstore; and Leon Bascome, of Moongate Insurance Group.

Key topics of discussion at the seminar, the BEDC said, will include failure as a learning opportunity, dispelling the myth of failure as “the end”, getting back on your feet after failure, recognising failure before it happens, knowing when to pivot, and turning failure into success.

Attendees are encouraged to devise their own questions or discussion points, as there will be an open question and answer discussion period reserved for the end of the seminar.

The BEDC said the seminar will benefit entrepreneurs who have experienced failure, as well as people with an interest in launching a business but whose fear of failure is holding them back.

You can register for the seminar at, or by calling 292-5570, or emailing Tickets are $30, or $25 for BEDC registered members. A light breakfast is included

You must be registered or signed-in to post comment or to vote.

Published Jul 4, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Jul 3, 2019 at 10:05 pm)

BEDC seminar on rebounding from failure

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon

  • Take Our Poll

    • "Views on schools reopening for 2019-20 year during coronavirus pandemic"
    • All schools to reopen once cleared
    • 32%
    • Older students only
    • 4%
    • Older students but for exams only
    • 12%
    • Remote learning only
    • 53%
    • Total Votes: 4058
    • Poll Archive

    Today's Obituaries

    eMoo Posts