5/28 FuckUp Nights Tokyo Vol.24 -One fails forward toward success-

Fri, 28 May 2021 20:00 - 21:15 JST
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FuckUp Nights Tokyo is back !
Instead of sharing handshakes and viruses in our events, we’ve decided to keep sharing the failure online! Join us for online Fuckup Nights Tokyo Vol.24 Online live-stream edition! 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!

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 an article about us (sorry only available in Japanese at the moment)!

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
We're taking on a new format to bring you more valuable stories from each speaker!
And for this event, we've set a theme. The two speakers who will be taking the stage will be sharing their stories of "human relationship failures". Look forward to it!

Speaker Profiles (there are more upcoming speakers ! and order of appearance might change on the day of the event)

Speaker 1. Mayuko Isono 
Founder of an Art Gallery Rocky Shore


Short Bio:
Mayuko works directly with artists from Japan and abroad, and has run Rocky Shore, a contemporary art gallery in Tokyo since 2017.
In 2018, she studied in New York at a school which Christie's, an art auction house was also located.
In 2014, spent a year in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, trying to start own business, but ultimately gave up and left after working on a few art projects.

Story Teaser:
In 2017, Mayuko started a gallery in an apartment, hoping to exhibit the works of overseas artist friends in a reasonable way.

However what she intended to be a small start turned out to be an unexpectedly large exhibition. At the same time she was overworking on an art projects, also experiencing moral harassment in her personal life...

In her story, she will share the joys and difficulties of working with artists, as well as the insights she has gained through her mistakes and failures in managing the gallery.

Speaker 2. Mami Takahashi
Community Builder, Impact HUB Tokyo
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Short Bio:
Mami has been an employee at Impact HUB Tokyo since spring 2018 as a Community Builder and the person in charge of in-house design and space design projects at Impact HUB Tokyo.
After studying graphic design in university, Mami was fascinated by British culture and spent two years in London. After returning to Japan, she worked in furniture and interior design sales as an assistant for overseas sales, and then joined the London-based design studio as the founding member of its Japanese subsidiary. Mami spent a year as a design engineer promoting in Japan.

Story Teaser:
"You are the only person in Japan who knows about this product."
In the summer of 2013, Mami was working hard as a sales representative for a friend's Japanese subsidiary to promote an LED desk light in Japan created by a former London-based design studio. She felt sympathy for the beliefs of one designer and worked hard with a very small team to spread his philosophy throughout Japan. However, in January 2015, the situation changed when the company merged with a major corporation. In the midst of a large organization, was it really necessary to evangelize the designer's beliefs and create empathy for the original designer? In her story, Mami will reflect on her experience and talk about "What I could not see because of my beliefs".

Speakers Wanted!
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!

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.

Want to know more about us? Check out our website:
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