Yes — failing alone is limiting.
As a final thought: You know your audience and all of them are in the room because they have, at one time or another, failed. It’s the price of admission in the world of entrepreneurship — in life. They want to hear what you have to say. Be in the moment, be the authentic person you are, you are ready!
You’re about to get the best gift — experience — and in your hands, it will be used to do something beautiful.
One day you will be on the other side of an event like this, looking at a guy like you and you’ll know exactly how he’s feeling. I’m guessing that after his pitch, you’ll know how to make the ground soft for him.