FuckUp Nights Tokyo Vol. IV (Thursday November 19th) - Sometimes the best Gain is to Lose.

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 19:00 - 21:30

Impact HUB Tokyo

2-11-3 Meguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo


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On Thursday November 19th Impact HUB Tokyo will be the stage again for the 4th volume of FuckUp Nights Tokyo! Businesses that didn't make it, projects that went down south, and deals that didn't come through; FuckUp Night Tokyo is the stage where such stories will be shared and celebrated. We expect our 4th volume to be another night with insightful learnings from business failures, so we would like to invite you and your friends to join us on the 19th! Make sure to get your prepaid ticket and save a 1000 yen (beer & pizza included)!

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 +100 cities in more than 35 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 through 10 images, each projected for exactly 40 seconds. 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

1. Yuta Okazaki

Yuta is a serial entrepreneur/software engineer who has been passionate about game design throughout his career. Together with his college roommate he founded a startup which released the world’s first “educational trading card game (TCG)” and distributed it to thousands of Japanese elementary schools. The company still exists and you can check his company’s website out here:

Initially his business was quite successful but it proved difficult to maintain momentum. After 2 years, Yuta had an argument with his co-founder about the future direction of his company. At the same time Yuta visited Silicon Valley, which made him want to start his own scalable web-business. However, his first few attempts were not as successful as the first company, and along the way, he learned some very important lessons on how to start (and maintain) momentum in startups. This is what he will share with us during FuckUp Nights Vol. IV.

2. Rafael Martín


Rafael is a Spanish entrepreneur. Along his career, he has launched two startups with different results: Emergya in Spain, a 15 years-old IT professional services company, and YNovation in Switzerland, a Social Media consulting firm, which finished after 2 years of exciting projects. Rafael currently holds the position of the Chief Innovation Office at Emergya. His mission is to find promising ideas in order to develop new business models based on them and add them to Emergya´s current portfolio of services. During FuckUp Nights, he is going to share some of the lessons learned during his entrepreneurial journey.

3. Michael Todd

Michael was a lawyer for 16 years, but has been a social media blogger and tech venture capitalist for 8 years now. He is the founder of and someone who is constantly looking to create win wins. He is is one of the most connected people on the internet and aims to connect people who will make a bigger difference by collaborating than working individually. Michael is continuously studying social media tools and strategies especially Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ to better facilitate that. He will share an interesting FuckUp story with us on the 19th, so make sure to join us in the audience!

Impact HUB Tokyo as the Official FuckUp Nights Tokyo Venue

Impact HUB Tokyo is proud to be the official venue for FuckUp Nights 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 bimonthly series.

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

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FuckUp Nights Tokyo

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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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