【Online Edition! 】2020/5/27 FuckUp Nights Tokyo Vol. 21 -Sometimes the best gain is to lose-

Wed, 27 May 2020 19:00 - 20:30 JST

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【FuckUp Nights Tokyo is back as an Online edition for Volume 21 on Wednesday May 27th!】
Instead of sharing handshakes and viruses in our events, we’ve decided to keep sharing the failure **online
! Join us for an excellent first online Fuckup Nights Tokyo! As always, our event will be held in English and Japanese with translation for the speakers.

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We will be also live-streaming on FuckUp Nights Tokyo official Facebook page, so in case you forgot to sign up in advance, you can still watch from the facebook live-stream!

See you all at the next event!

Speakers Wanted! 登壇者募集中!
We are looking for speakers who would like to share their stories with our audience! Do you have a project that went down south, a business deal that fell through, or any other type of story you can share with us, please join us on stage! Speaker applications can be send through the following form: Tell us your FuckUp Story!

About FuckUp Nights

FuckUp Nights is a global movement that started in Mexico in 2012 and has spread to 250+ cities in more than 80+ countries around the world. The concept of FuckUp Nights is simple: breaking away from the stigmas surrounding (business) ‘failure’. The lessons we can learn from failure are often more valuable and interesting than stories about success. The majority of startups and professionals don’t create ‘the project of year’ on their first attempt, yet we rarely hear about their failures in books, magazines or at events. FuckUp Nights wants to change that by organizing events where people are able to come together, network, share, learn and celebrate stories about business failure. Want to know more details? Check out our online facebook community!

Why join FuckUp Nights Tokyo?

We would like to invite all (aspiring) entrepreneurs, freelancers and professionals who want to hear, share, discuss and celebrate stories about business failure. We offer you an opportunity to freely discuss the concept of failure, and learn from the experiences of others; all in a cozy and casual setting. This will be a great opportunity for you to meet new like-minded people and have a chance to share issues that you do usually not tend to discuss at other events.

The Fuck Up Nights Event Format

The format of every FuckUp Nights is simple: 3 or 4 people take the stage to share their FuckUp stories, followed by a Q&A, and ending with time to network. The presenters tell their story with their slides in 7 minutes. The stories are always structured in the following way:

1) What was your project?
2) What went wrong?
3) What did you learn?
4) What would you do differently?

Speaker Profiles (order of appearance might change on the day of the event)

Speaker No.1 : Taiki Hasaka
Therapist, Bodyworker


Short Bio:
Born in Osaka 1977
Graduated Kwansei Gakuin University, Department of literature and Psychology

Taiki is a master of several styles of Pilates, having studied in the US under and received mentorship from Dr. Edward Maupin, a legend in the field of Bodywork.
Currently, he runs two studios in Osaka and Tokyo, helping people diagnosed with depression and mental illness to recover through bodywork and training others to be therapists and pilates trainers.

Story Teaser:
At the age of 24, Taiki founded a company but soon after was diagnosed with depression. He became obsessed with physical training in order to keep out depression, believing that by gaining physical strength he would be able to change his life. Unfortunately, that failed, but at the edge of death discovered a connection, between his physical and mental state.
In his talk, he'll discuss this connection and its application to business management.

Speaker No.2 : Rio Tanaka
Director of basicmath


Short Bio:
22 years old bisexual / college-dropout
I grew up in a small town in Japan where everybody knew each other. After graduating from high school, I moved to Tokyo for university and got into business and startups. The next year, with an ambition to study abroad, I decided to move to Estonia which is well known for “digital nation”, its technology and startup ecosystem. I joined a mental health care startup there to help it expand into Japan. I later left that company to create my own company for the first time.
Now back in Japan, I’m a part of an international company with teams in over three continents bringing foreign startups into the Japanese market. Fought for the highly competitive education system and learned to speak English by myself. Self-education will always be my major.

Story Teaser:
Being introvert, bisexual and passionate in life was more than enough to be outcast from the society. My story is about my struggle to find a path, to survive and to find a career which allows me to be who I am. I will share my story about how I got where I am today despite dropping out of college twice and falling short with all the projects I was a part of, and the perspectives of my failures.

Speaker No.3 : Mayumi Oitogi
Outsourcing creative director at & LIFULL Co., Ltd.
Freelance writer


Short Bio:
Graduated Sophia University from the Department of English Literature. As a new graduate, she worked at an advertising agency, but left after half a year to move to Australia, a place she had always been interested in, with a working holiday visa.
In the past, Mayumi has done all kinds of work as a full-timer, contract-worker, temporary worker, multi-contract worker etc… Currently she works as a freelance web producer, director and writer at creem inc. and LIFULL Co., Ltd.

Story Teaser:
During my stay in Australia, I met my future husband whom I married after a long-distance relationship. At that time, I expected my husband to be able to provide stability by finding a job as a full-time employee. When he wasn't able to find a proper salaried job, I became disappointed in him which led to fights early in our marriage.
At this point, I realized I was spending too much time expecting things of my partner, and not enough time focusing on myself. Shifting my attention to focus on developing myself, my network and my career grew. My husband was even able to find a full-time job through my network while also running a self-defense class on the side.

I learned that you can become more mentally and financially independent by changing your mindset and not always placing expectations on others. After this experience, the world seems bigger than ever, and I've come to realize how interesting it can be to let your personal and work lives mix a little.

Impact HUB Tokyo as the Official FuckUp Nights Tokyo Venue

Impact HUB Tokyo is proud to be the official venue for FuckUp Nights in Tokyo. Impact HUB Tokyo is part innovation lab, business incubator and coworking space where a community of (social) entrepreneurs gathers, connects and exchanges knowledge and ideas. As Impact HUB Tokyo, we share the vision with the global FuckUp Nights movement that the societal taboo surrounding failure needs to be broken. We host this event as a quarterly series.

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Failure Sucks, but Instruct! FuckUp Nights is a community of people who share the experiences and learnings from their business failures.

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