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FuckUp Nights V: Conversations about failures and other things

Apr 12th
18:30 - 21:00

Lessons from entrepreneurs who’ve failed and survived

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 will be facilitated by Robert Fenton, founder of ‘Hipsters, Hackers & Hustlers’ which is Europe’s largest community of tech startups and whose purpose is to help startups grow and become successful in their own rights, but do it in the most fun way possible! 😉



Chi Phan
As a personal coach and strategic communication consultant, Chi supports driven people who want more in their lives and their businesses, and are committed to do the work required.
Before finding her “calling”, she embarked on a venture in corporate health & wellbeing. It was the wrong partnership and she was in it for the wrong reason. Chi is sharing her lesson on the two sides of commitment and the importance of having the right business partner.

Francisco Abad
Francisco Abad is a 25-year-old Ecuadorian social entrepreneur and social business consultant currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) at the London School of Economics. Francisco is the founder of the Ecuadorian Youth Ambassadors Network, Co-Founder of the International Youth Ambassadors Network, Founder of the LSE SU Ecuadorian Society, Founder and President of the LSE SU Social Innovation Society, and the Founder and former CEO of Social Media for Change. At the FUN, Francisco is going to share how his social enterprise Social Media for Change raised and fell and what he’s been able to learn from that experience in his journey to change the world.

Jonathan Rose
Jonathan is the managing director of MotionFish Media Project CIC which he founded in 2014. MotionFish is a social enterprise and video production company that recruits media graduates and matches them with businesses seeking to create videos. Jonathan started his media production career making cups of instant coffee but quickly progressed to produce content for broadcasters and corporates. More recently, in addition to MotionFish he has trained and mentored video production apprentices for a number of London-based media companies (ITN, MTV, Sky and Channel 4). While establishing MotionFish Jonathan decided to trademark the company name. Unfortunately, another company claimed ownership to the same name. This led to an unexpected chain of events which included lawyers, digital agencies and a lot of stress!

Sofia Olins
Award-winning director Sofia Olins has spent the past 12 years making the definitive film about Glastonbury’s gritty and glamorous phenomenon that was Lost Vagueness. Her talk will focus on the high and lows that she experienced whilst closely following LV’s wild parties that reached dizzying heights. Where Kate Moss and Pete Doherty were allegedly ‘wedded’ and featuring exclusive performances from Fatboy Slim and Madness. Until when, in 2009 the party came to a crashing and unexpected halt. Olins has a background in big budget feature films and television (The IT Crowd, Peep Show, Bridget Jones). This is her first feature documentary and is in its final stages of completion as she is launching an exciting crowdfunder campaign to raise the funds. But to get to this stage, she had to give it all up to realise that timing was everything.


Would you like to be a speaker at the next FuckUp Night? Contact us at [email protected]

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