““Failure is the stepping stone to success”. Despite being aware of this saying, people tend to treat failure with a sense of dread, and associate it with negativity. What everyone fails to realize is that without making mistakes, without failing, one cannot become successful. Even the smallest of victories are a result of a sequence of failures, each step taking you nearer and nearer towards success.

It is keeping this in mind that Excel 2019 in association with IEDC has come up with the first edition of FailX. This much awaited event featuring a multitude of influencers from all walks of life, aims to invoke the spirit of the phoenix in everyone, inspiring them to work through failures. Juste a phoenix is resurrected from it’s own ashes more alive than ever, one should break through his or her failures, and rise to success. Hence the theme, ‘Rise like a Phoenix’. The event also includes a plethora of activities, and hopes to aspire and enthuse all the bright young minds out there.

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centres (IEDC) aims to provide a platform for students to bring out their innovative ideas. FailX will be the pre-event to Technopreneur, which is IEDC's flagship event of the year. By associating with FailX, IEDC hopes to keep students encouraged, motivating them to keep working on their ideas. Stressing on the fact that one defeat shouldn't break you, FailX hopes to guide people through their failures, helping them to face and overcome all challenges in their lives, thereby inspiring them to reach great peaks.


Ruhma Fathima
- CEO, Zingo Hotels
Entrepreneur and co-founder of the successful ZingoHotels, a chain of branded budget hotels. She had co-founded five other start-ups which did not work out for various reasons before making it with Zingo Hotels.

Shweta Punj
- Senior editor, India Today, author, “Why I failed”
Senior editor of India Today and author of the book, “Why I failed”, which chronicles the stories of famous leaders and personalities who had experienced failures in their lives and how they managed to overcome those setbacks and reach where they are today.

Dr. Saji Gopinath
- CEO, KSUM, Director, IIITMK
CEO of Kerala Start-Up Mission and the Director at IIITM- Kerala. His path towards the pinnacle of his profession as a mentor and a guru has seen a lot of failures and success of many of the uprisings and ventures.
Dazzle Dinil
- Mentalist, Magician and Illusionist
Magician Dazzle is a young magician and a total entertainer mesmerizing audiences all around the world with his variety of magic performances. Being an expert of a field prone to failures, he gives the audience a straight experience of overcoming possible failures.

Fees: Rs. 400
Date:August 31 2019, 4:30 pm
Venue:Govt Model Engineering College,Thrikkakkara