4/27 FuckUp Nights Tokyo Vol. 10 - Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently! 失敗はやり直すチャンス、そしてもっと上手くやるための機会!

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:00 - 22:00

Impact HUB Tokyo

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


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FuckUp Nights Tokyo is back for Volume 10 on Thursday April 27th! Our previous volume in January was a blast so we are already excited to be inspired by the next FuckUp stories about failure and the lessons learned from them. This time, we are going to mark 2nd anniversary! Make sure to get your prepaid ticket for the event and save a 1000 yen! 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 +200 cities in more than 70 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 (TBD) スピーカーのプロフィール情報(現在調整中)
We will up date the speakers info once we confirmed!

1. John Renfroe(ジョン・レンフロー氏)
Co-Founder of Outlier Linguistics

Short Bio
John is the CEO and co-founder of Outlier Linguistics. In February, Outlier published their highly anticipated mobile dictionary of Chinese character (kanji) etymology for learners of Chinese (Japanese version coming later this year). Having already sold well over 2000 copies, it is the fastest-selling new mobile Chinese dictionary ever. Before co-founding Outlier, he was a graduate student of linguistics and Chinese paleography, specializing in the history of the Chinese writing system and ancient excavated texts. Outlier is distilling this highly specialized academic knowledge into a product that helps people learn much more efficiently, and they have other exciting new products in store. Their long-term goal is to change (fix!) the way people learn foreign languages.

Teaser of Story
Have you ever started a company with friends? Did you hear all the advice about getting all your legal documents in order in the beginning, while you're still friends? John heard that advice too, but he ignored it. On the advice of John's lawyer, the names in this story have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent!

2. Nobukatsu Hoyoh

Short Bio
Born and raised in Yokohama, he has experienced a character defining moment from an incident during his soccer days and has lived by that lesson since then. That lesson has led him to be apprentice under a masterJapanese Baker in Hayama called "Bl'eDore" after being inspired by an bakery while traveling in Italy. Then from 2012 to 2017, he opened his own bakery in San Francisco Silicon Vally called "Voyageur du Temps". It was an amazing store but decided to move back to Japan to continue his journey as a french baker.

Teaser of Story
How did a soccer player receive such a big impact to cause him to travel across the world to open a bakery? Should a person pursue a dream or set a tangible target? What is the most simple thing to do to take the first step in realizing your goals? Please come join us on FuckUp Nights Tokyo to meet Nobu and find out yourself!

3. Jay

Short Bio
Born and raised in Taiwan and lived in California, Jay is the co-founder and CEO of a Silicon Valley based software startup. He launched his first business during college and has 4 other startup experiences since that. Jay’s previous businesses cover diverse industries including music, art and design.

Teaser of Story
At age 33, I was lucky enough to have several special journeys. In the speak, I would like to share my previous failed startup experiences. What I have learned from failures and how it affect to my life.

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 bimonthly 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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