9/30 FuckUp Nights Tokyo Vol. 22 -The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.-

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 19:00 - 20:30 JST
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【FuckUp Nights Tokyo Vol.22 is happening Online! 】
Instead of sharing handshakes and viruses in our events, we’ve decided to keep sharing the failure online! Join us for a second online Fuckup Nights Tokyo! As always, our event will be held in English and Japanese with translation for the speakers. 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 : Nariaki Akai
Life explorer
”Mobile House Village” Project Organizer


Short Bio:
An explorer who seeks “A new way of living happily”, Naruaki was born in Toyama April 1989 and was raised in Ishikawa. He graduated from Hokkaido University, School of Agriculture and worked at Bandai Co., Ltd for 4 years until leaving in 2018. After quitting, he built a Mobile House by himself, and has experimented for a year living the Mobile House life. Currently he is creating a “Mobile House Village” and sharing his experience through Youtube and Instagram. His subscribers on Youtube will soon reach over 1000! You can find him on the platform as “nariakiakai”

Story Teaser:
Naru's dream since elementary school was to be "self-sufficient in Hawaii". Although he quit his salary-men job to reach for this goal, he ultimately failed and lost both his job and his dream in one fell swoop. But by chance, he learned about the “Mobile House” lifestyle. Through this, he realized what he was really interested in was not "moving to Hawaii" but actually "life itself", and he began a new journey as a lifestyle adventurer.
In this talk, he will talk about the importance of "dreams and effort", and also why we should never lose sight of "excitement and feeling". Let's find a "new and happy life" together!

Speaker No.2 : Ayumi Mori
Japanese language instructor


Short Bio:
Ayumi has worked for 15 years as a Japanese language instructor at universities, language schools, high schools and giving private lessons. Previously, she was a Children’s English teacher and school manager, but she switched her major to Japanese when she realized her English wasn’t good enough for her to feel comfortable teaching. She admires the people who make food and during her free time, she often visits primary industries to help with farming and agriculture.

Story Teaser:
It was Ayumi’s second year as a Japanese language teacher in Okinawa. Through a volunteer run Japanese class, she met a Japanese-Brazilian who could speak very well, but was struggling to learn kanji. Seeing this, Ayumi thought that he would never be able to learn Kanji, and she started to avoid volunteer work. After a while, when she visited the classroom she realized he was no longer there… What did she realise after learning why he disappeared from the class? In her talk, she will be talking about how this experience shaped the core of her teaching philosophy.

Speaker No.3 : Jared Campion
Founder of Dream Drive

Short Bio:
13 year resident of Japan. Born in the UK with fond memories of cruising around in a vintage VW camper with the family while growing up. After working in recruitment, tech and marketing he decided it was time to bring camper travel to the masses.

Story teaser:
Raising money as a travel company aint easy, and quality vans are not cheap to buy for the fleet, luckily our mantra at Dream Drive is “All Talk, All Action”. In the early days we were not able to get vans for the team to build. Then at the launch party a seemingly harmless chat over beers lead us down a path of confusion, building while parachuting while heading into a brave new world.

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 co-working 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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