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FuckUp Night: Conversations about failures and other things

Nov 13th
18:30 - 20:30

FuckUp Nights: Conversations about failures and other things

Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM


FuckUp Nights is a global movement where stories of failed businesses and projects are told, questioned and celebrated now launching in London bi-monthly! In each FuckUp Night 3 or 4 fuckupreneurs share their stories of failure including:
  • What was their project?
  • What did they do wrong?
  • What did they learn?
  • What would they do differently?

At the end of each story the audience asks questions. All accompanied by beer and good friends.
We’ve finalised the speakers and they will be announced soon, if you’d like to speak or know someone who might like to at the next event please email with details.

The Speakers

Annik Rau

Annik has more than 30 years of experience in being scared of public speaking. She is the Founder of PONY Express – a speaker & pitch training company for entrepreneurs and those in business ready to show their nerves the middle finger – playing BIG is everything. The name PONY Express is based on the 1860s American Pony Express mail delivery service where young pony riders like Buffalo Bill risk their lives delivering a message – along the lines of ‘Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway!’.

Jude Claybourne
Jude is a coach, facilitator, actor and improviser. She is the founder of State of Play, a consultancy that uses techniques from the performer’s toolbox to improve communication and delivers and public speaking and personal impact training to groups across Europe.
Jackie Paige

My name is Jackie Paige and I have been running my company, Xpert Business Development, for the last 7 years. I help clients solve what can sometimes be the all-consuming problem of winning new business, by getting them in front of decision makers who are looking to buy their products or service.
Before starting the company I worked as a journalist for some 20 years, specialising in areas such as personal finance, environmental legislation, health. I successfully incorporated proven reporting and research techniques into the business development mix, resulting in hugely successful campaigns for clients.

Jon Rushman

Jon Rushman is a software developer and an investment process consultant. He advises a variety of investment organizations, including the California State Pension System and Walden Capital (a wealth management business based in Saffron Walden) on technology and asset allocation issues.
From 2012 to 2104 he was Professor of Practice in the Finance Group of Warwick Business School where his teaching concentrated on the design and development of production-strength software to support investment decision making. Previously, Jon was a managing director at BlackRock and its predecessor, Barclays Global Investors. There he pioneered the development of an equity index portfolio management system and later led the technology group for multi-asset businesses, including a large global macro hedge fund. Prior to his work in the investment industry, Jon honed his software development skills with applications as diverse as pub management and shoe design. He holds an MA in pure and applied mathematics from Cambridge University, an MBA from the Open University, and is a CFA charterholder.

Our Host

Richard Brownsdon
Richard is an award winning social innovator, consultant, coach and advisor. He works globally to support the growth of social entrepreneurship, and blogs about it on his website – www.InspiringAdventures.co.uk
Richard is currently running the Impact Investment Readiness programme at Impact Hub Westminster.


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