Fuckup Nights is a global movement and series of events where stories of failure are shared. Each month, at events around the world, we get three or four people to face a room full of strangers to share their own fuckup. Stories of businesses that go bust, partner deals that fall out, products that have to be recalled, we tell it all.

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I want to be a Fuckupper

Be brave and show your vulnerability

From events in real settings to online events and back to physical events. I started my FUN journey in 2018 as a guest of Fuckup Nights Alborg in Denmark. I've always been an extrovert and wanted to get on that stage. So I decided to look for a local alternative here in Hamburg - Germany. No events planned, no person to contact, so I'll do it! I started the Hamburg chapter of Fuckup Nights in Hamburg in 2019 and our first event sold out in 3 days. That showed me, "Damn Robert, there is a need for this kind of events!"
Fuckup Nights Hamburg, Germany
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Mistakes are always worth sharing

"I helped organize Fuck Up Nights in Valais, Switzerland, for the past year. What I have the most fun is introducing people to them. First they are surprised by the language and then intrigued by the concept. Fuck Up Nights is fun to put in their place! Meeting people from diverse backgrounds with a common desire to share their stories is part of the process and is very inspiring. It's always worth sharing mistakes big or small, if not to relate, to help people see what's beyond the dark side. We really enjoy every minute of it and continue to learn from our last minute mistakes 😊"
Fuckup Nights Canton of Valais.
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Organizing FUN Oradea is liberating

"My name is Violeta and I am the organizer of Fuckup Nights Oradea in Romania ✌️. I joined the FUN family in December 2018 with events organized since February 2019. It seems like a long time since then, but then I realize that it was one of the best decisions I ever made. Now, after 6 offline editions before March 2020 and 3 national online editions with my peers from all over the country during the pandemic, I can say that for me organizing Fuckup Nights Oradea is liberating and a lot of fun 🤩 Speakers enjoy their talks and participants enjoy the show.
Violeta Muresan
Fuckup Nights Oradea
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Pleasantly surprised by the interaction. Very good response from the audience. I loved the intro. I didn't know your process and I thought it was great that there was that previous work with the speakers.
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Memorable stories and lessons

"Fuckup Nights masterfully combines people with a framework for discussing failure that inevitably produces extraordinary nights filled with memorable stories and lessons learned. The motto 'Failure sucks, but it teaches' is something we take to heart at Fuckup Nights, and we strive to make sure everyone goes home a little smarter and ready for tomorrow."
Zack Leitz
Fuckup Nights Denver, USA
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“It was amazing! It had a lot of positive feedback. The Board had a great time and they stayed until late for networking, which shows how unique the atmosphere was. I cannot thank you enough.”

"The fact that leaders in our organization share their failures openly, showing themselves to be vulnerable, is most valued. It builds trust and allows us to see that addressing challenges always brings a good outcome."
Daimler Mercedes
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"I never imagined that our internal speakers would tell something so personal and inspiring. They have achieved an incredible change in the way they have presented their stories. The storytelling was incredible. It was playful but at the same time disruptive, they were not seen as managers but as storytellers."

Fuckup nights has been a catapult

"Fuck up nights has been a catapult for us into our market. Our first event was a huge success and we didn't go out of our way to sell out. People had fun, our guests felt very comfortable and it was a night that marked a presence for us as a brand. It's certainly a powerful tool for those looking to market and position themselves."
Alejandra Gamboa
Fuckup Nights Aguascalientes, Mexico
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FUN is an incomparable event

FUN is an unparalleled event to bring to your city. People from the audience coming up to you after an event to personally thank you for making it happen is something I haven't experienced in over 10 years of event management. FuckupNights is about authenticity, talking about feelings and showing them openly. This is where the movement happens.
Sarah Kiefer
Fuckup Nights Lörrach
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FUN is a school of life

"At every FuckUp Nights we never cease to be surprised by the lessons learned by the participants! Sometimes with laughter, sometimes with tears, for each Fuckupper it is an opportunity to reflect on their own mistakes, failures or falls and for each of the attendees an opportunity to learn from them. Fuckup Nights Caracas are a school of life for all people and particularly for those of us who are dedicated to entrepreneurship!"
Claudia Valladares
Fuckup Nights Caracas, Venezuela
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FUN Zadar has been a success

Fuckup Nights in Zadar has been really successful and managed to bring together different groups of people on different occasions, but with a common goal. That goal was to share stories that could show how failure is nothing to be ashamed of and encourage others to dive into the process of doing so, without fear of the barriers that might appear along the way. In the Zadar community, stepping out of the box is not a common thing, so the Fuckup Nights initiative had an even greater impact with this in mind.
Josip Zurak
Fuckup Nights Zadar
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It has allowed me to meet fantastic people

"Being a Fuckupper has allowed me not only to meet fantastic people talking about their mistakes, but to deconstruct in me the paradigm of failure, because at the end of the day to promote this movement you have to believe it, it's a process, a continuous cycle that insists on taking you out of orbit, while the system asks you to come back. Breaking with that status quo that limits you is transformative and liberating".
Xiomara Zambrana
Fuckup Nights La Paz
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