4/10 FuckUp Nights Tokyo Vol. 17 - Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Wed, 10 Apr 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 17 on Wednesday April 10th! 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. 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 : Maurizio Raffone
Chief Executive Officer of Finetiq Ltd.


Short Bio:
Maurizio is the founder and CEO of Finetiq Limited, a management consulting firm focused on the FinTech industry and active in Japan and Hong Kong. Maurizio has over 20 years of international finance experience, with expertise in credit derivatives, structured finance and fund management. Maurizio holds an MPhil in Financial Economics from the University of Cambridge and a first class honours degree in Economics and Management from Royal Holloway College of the University of London.

Story Teaser:
"When it’s time to Go-Live don’t take anything for granted"
A few years back, after months of careful preparation, Maurizio launched a new fund for an up and coming asset management company in London. The fund was the company’s first foray into a new business line and it was designed with best in class standards. Yet, on the launch day, as the markets were quickly climbing up, all the front office systems failed. Maurizio will share some practical as well as philosophical lessons learned from this high stakes experience.

Speaker Profiles
Speaker No.2 : Tsuyoshi Domoto
Country Manager of Saturday Kids Japan Co., Ltd.


Short Bio:
Tsuyoshi Domoto initially started his career at JP Morgan but after two years decided he had enough and took a 92% pay cut and booked a one-way ticket to work for a non-profit organization in Honduras. He is now the Country Manager of Saturday Kids Japan, a coding and robotics school for young kids. He tries his best to ensure that kids are allowed to screw up just like him but in a nurturing way that leads to their growth.

Story Teaser:
Tsuyoshi “Mr. Fuck Up” Domoto has fucked up too many times in his life to select just one episode. Therefore he will share lessons he was able to learn from each fuck up which range from ending up as a part-time English teacher in Brazil despite graduating from “Harvard” and trying to start a coding school for women with an all-male team with almost no coding experience...

Speaker No.3 : Romain Blanco
Co-founder of Louis Antoinette Paris


Short Bio:
Romain Blanco, 36 y/o, Paris based entrepreneur is the co-founder of Louis Antoinette Paris. This french digital native brand born on Instagram offers do-it-yourself kit to make your own apparels and accessories, designed in France by a talented fashion designer.

Story Teaser:
18 month ago, Romain was running a promising start-up that just raised 300 K€ seed funding, team of 5 full time people, great investors and located in the largest and selective European start up hub in Paris, Station F. He will tell you how in only 12 month he nearly had to close his business, running out of cash, ending up working by himself trying to save his idea.

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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