Entrepreneur & Event Producer
Cassandra Phillipps has been a startup event producer for over two years, working on and producing numerous conferences, including Inside Social Apps, Girls in Tech: Catalyst Conference, Finance4Founders, SF MusicTech Summit, SF Beta, SNAP Summit, and many more. She is the creator and producer of FailCon, the first conference ever to openly discuss entrepreneurial failures and what we can learn from them, hailed by NBC, NPR, KQED, and Wired Magazine as an incredible success!
Before moving to the start-up industry, she served as a stage manager at various theaters around the country, including the American Conservatory Theater, Chicago Court, Marin Theater Company, and Aurora. Cassandra has a B.A in Human Development from the University of Chicago. In her (rare) free time, she enjoys board games, comic books, and building costumes for various parties and events. She is currently planning a FailChat for May 11th on the power balance in startups, as well as the SF MusicTech Summit on May 17th!