1/23 FuckUp Nights Tokyo Vol. 16 - Tough times never last, but tough people do.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 19:00 - 21:30 JST

Impact HUB Tokyo

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


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FuckUp Nights Tokyo is back for Volume 16 on Wednesday January 23rd! Our previous volume in October was a blast so we are already excited to be inspired by the next FuckUp stories about failure and the lessons learned from them. 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 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
Speaker No.1 : Krishan Caldwell
CTO of SignOnSite


Short Bio:
With a background working on building power systems and cutting-edge biomechanical sensor research, Krishan grew curious about what it took to start a business. He decided that knowing how to program was going to be important and after spending a year teaching himself how to code, he applied his skills by launching an online news portal covering startups. This news site became the most widely followed startup website in the city within 6 months. Using the knowledge gained from this experience, Krishan then co-founded a construction-technology company called SignOnSite. As CTO, he worked across all facets of the business and transformed them from a company with 20 users into a multi-national company serving over 100,000 users across 5 countries.

Story Teaser:
Growing a company rapidly involves many changes both expected and unexpected. To successfully navigate these changes, there are some fundamentals that must be put in place early such as culture, values, and alignment. At FuckUp nights, Krishan will talk about the mistakes and pain points that is startups.

Speaker No.2 : Risa Hiyama
Product designer of All Turtles, Inc.


Short Bio:
Risa Hiyama grew up in Wales, England and is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. Risa interned at design office in Washington and later worked as a UI/UX designer on transportation apps at Yahoo! Japan and with an AR startup. From this month, she is working with the design studio All Turtles, headquartered in Silicon Valley.

Story Teaser:
Risa’s first mission working at an AR startup was to work on entering the US. For a month, she conducted user surveys, product development and marketing measures etc… at this event, she will tell her story about what it’s like to be a Japanese startup facing the US market!

Speaker No.3 : Raphael Hode
Senior Designer of Designit Tokyo


Short Bio:
Originally from Paris, France, Raphael works as a Senior Designer at Designit Tokyo, Japanese office of global a Strategic Design firm. At Designit Raphael blends human-center design with strategy and technology to help some of Japan’s most ambitious companies make innovation happen. When he’s not working on design projects, he is most likely climbing walls, surfing shores or enjoys a warm cafe latte in one of Tokyo’s many coffee shops.

Story Teaser:
"Demystifying the Great Innovator Unicorn – what I learnt from a burnout"
Creating the future takes a considerable amount of passion. Look around in the tech world, and you’ll find driven individuals that give in all they have, mired by the stories of the great innovators that we all admire. But what happens when passion becomes obsession? Where do you draw the line between hard work and too much work? Raphael will share the story of a recent project that made him learn the hard way how to work better not just harder.

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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