【Thanks for the full house!】10/9 FuckUp Nights Tokyo Vol. 19 - Success is always less funny than failure

Wed, 09 Oct 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 19 on Wednesday October 9th! Our previous volume in July 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 : Jim Huang
Investor at Seed CX


Short Bio:
Jim Huang is a seasoned investment professional overseeing opportunities in Asia Pacific. He had worked at Oaktree Capital’s Singapore office looking after Southeast Asia and Australia. Prior to Oaktree, Mr. Huang also worked on the Real Estate platform of Credit Suisse, mainly due diligence, structuring and asset management in Pan-Asia. Other experience includes ANZ Private Capital, HSBC Securities (New York), and Fitch Ratings (New York). As a native Mandarin speaker, Mr. Huang received BA from Cornell University and MBA from University of Chicago. Mr. Huang currently serves as a board advisor to SeedCX, a licensed US-based crypto exchange and custodian settlement.

Story Teaser:
How the worst moment in our career make our defining one – please join me as I share the journey of rescuing and restructuring a Thai-based company.

Speaker No.2 : Jon Ander
Founder and CEO of JAM Global


Short Bio:
Born in the city of Guernica, Basque Country 26 years ago, Jon started investing in the stock market at the age of 14. By the age of 15, Jon started doing small businesses trading video-games. In 2011 he started “Entrepreneurship Leadership and Innovation Degree” at the University of Mondragon. During his time at the university, Jon created a startup named Glow and conducted businesses in Finland, Silicon Valley, India and China as part of the program. By the age of 19, Jon lost all his money and went into debts. A year after, he decided to follow his dream and started JAM Global with the aim of connecting Japan and Basque. Feeling ambitious and wanting fast success, Jon then decided to explore a new market in Africa and failed horribly.

Story Teaser:
Fast Business is never a good business. You can not expect to become a successful entrepreneur without experience. The most important factor is to enjoy, be passionate and keep learning and trying.

Speaker No.3 : Tomohiro Miyoshi
CEO of MIC Ltd. and COO of LITTLE-MAMA Inc.


Short Bio:
Born in 1966 in Otaru, Hokkaido, Tomohiro Miyoshi started ski jumping as a child and devoted himself to training until he was 22. After university, he worked for a real estate developer during the heyday of the bubble. In a year he became the top seller at his branch, but left to be the owner of a seaside house.
Later, he joined a management consulting company as general manager of the sales headquarters. In 2015, he set up MIC Corporation, a management support company and is now also acting as vice president and COO of Little Mama Co., Ltd., that organise events and communities for child-rearing mothers.

Story Teaser:
At the age of 48, my life dramatically changed from that of a “real salary-man” to that of an "entrepreneur", something that was supposed to be the start of a new second phase of my life. I am happy today to share my story - why my “formula of success” went wrong and how I recovered by having an eye-to-eye conversation with myself.

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 quarterly 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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