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FuckUp Nights IV: Conversations about failures and other things

Nov 17th
18:30 - 21:00

FuckUp Nights: Conversations about failures and other things


FuckUp Nights is a global movement where stories of failed businesses and projects are told, questioned and celebrated!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.

The event is part of the GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK, the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. More info and events at www.gew.co


Steve Woody will tell his story of leaving the Army and being homeless 3 times. Living in a car for six months, going bankrupt and having his family disown him. Hear how he not only turned his life around but also now has a stronger relationship with his family than eve before and has become an international Best Selling Author of the book Plan Your Website and successful business owner.

Thorsten Kondla – UK immigrant, but really living at the intersection of embodiment and Eastern Philosophy. Currently he is conceiving his latest endeavor “Embodiwerk”- Body Inhabited Self-Management. An approach to gain more clarity, freedom and authenticity by bringing together movement, empowerment and transformation drawing on all his stages of his life for inspiration.
He has been a fashion entrepreneur for more than 35 years – Business Founder and Business Closer – Event-Organizer – Video Producer – Fashion Show Facilitator – Ontological coach – Zen-Karateka and most recently Chen Taiji. What made him move to the sunny coasts of the UK? Why did he decide to pull the plug on “LIZAS”, a top local German fashion retailer?

Jacqui Marson is a Chartered Psychologist, author and trainer. She is a former award-winning television news journalist and has reported from war-zones around the world including Somalia, Sudan, Kashmir, Western Sahara and Nicaragua. She now runs workshops and training for companies and individuals in communication skills, body language, confidence and team-building. She is a media communicator on psychological issues and regularly appears on the BBC and commercial radio and television programmes, including ITV’s Good Morning Britain and Channel Five News. Jacqui wrote The Curse of Lovely: How to break free from the demands of others and say No (Piatkus 2013), which has been published in 14 languages in over 20 countries.

Eve Wagg left her job 8 months ago to pilot Well Grounded, a social enterprise providing young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with a career in the coffee industry. She had no funding, just a passion to tackle youth unemployment head on through coffee and 10 years experience working in areas of social disadvantage. A story probably very similar to other entrepreneurs she will reflect on the highs and lows and what’s next for Well Grounded.

Zoe White is owner of Zinfinity and a designer / maker of body adornment, specialising in materials combination, experimenting with unusual items, melting it, stretching it and then combining it with materials to create something that engages both the wearer and the public. Her latest collection is called Sensations, a range aimed at exploring the senses of smell, sight and particularly touch. However, she doesn’t spend every day at the jewellers bench. She also teaches creative workshops to all ages and abilities in a varieties of situations. From felt decorations in retirement homes to bag decorating in shopping centres, she spreads creativity wherever she goes. She helps others discover their creative voices and learn new skills while have lots of fun.


Impact Hub King’s Cross
Impact Hub King’s Cross is part of a global network made up of people, places, and programmes that inspire, connect and catalyze impact. Impact Hub is where change goes to work. Part innovation lab, part business incubator, and part community centre, Impact Hub offers to its members a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow impact. We believe a better world evolves through the combined accomplishments of creative, committed and compassionate individuals focused on a common purpose. Joining our diverse community of members and collaborators will inspire, connect, and enable you to develop your best work every step of the way.
UnLtd is the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK and offers the largest such network in the world. UnLtd resources hundreds of individuals each year through its core Awards programme.UnLtd operates a unique model by investing directly in individuals and offering a complete package of resources; from Awards of funding, to ongoing advice, networking and practical support.
UnLtd resource community entrepreneurs to start-up; support those with more established ventures to scale up; and are committed to developing an eco-system of support, working with partners and other organisations, to make it easier for those who need help to find it.

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