Fail Up presentation at the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship

  • Dates:

    October 23, 2019

  • Address:

    201 Business

    Stillwater, OK 74078

  • Time:

    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM



Fail Up Night

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Open to the public; “Fail Up Night” is designed to encourage a conversation aimed at removing the negative stigma of failure. Seasoned entrepreneurs share their “failure” stories with students and encourage them to understand that failure is an opportunity to learn and grow. Entrepreneurs of all ages, levels of success, industry, etc. are invited to share their stories of failure and lessons learned.

October 23rd, 2019 at 5:30pm



Work It

Kristen Hadley is the founder and community manager of WorkIT Coworking Center in downtown Stillwater and enjoys helping businesses start and grow. Kristen holds degrees from OSU in Management Information Systems and Telecommunications Management and is the owner of Masters Technology Services where she has been assisting clientele with technology since 1995. Her most recent project is founding the tech startup Clubscription, a recurring subscription management eCommerce platform.  


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Melissa Wiles graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Marketing in 2009. She spent a few years after college working minimum wage jobs before deciding to research the viability of a bra fitting store in Stillwater. In January 2014, she opened Whisper Intimate Apparel in Downtown Stillwater. Since opening, Whisper has been nominated for a 2017, 2018, and 2019 Best of Intima Award, the highest honor for independently-owned intimate apparel boutiques. They have also been featured in Body Magazine and Okie Charmed Magazine. They are currently developing a line of women's sleepwear to launch in women's boutiques around the country in Spring 2020. The store’s mission is to provide a safe, modest environment for women of all ages, shapes, and sizes to get properly fitted. At Whisper, the motto is: “Beauty is not made here; it’s rediscovered.”  

Fail Up presentation at the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship