WHAT IS FUCKUP NIGHTS?

We Live Life Without Filters By Sharing Stories Of  Failure

A global movement and series of events where 3-4 speakers share their stories of professional failures in 7 minutes and 10 images.

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FUCKUP NIGHTS in your city

What does it mean to be a Fuckupper?

A Fuckupper is a local Fuckup Nights representative responsible for organizing events and growing the community in their city. Becoming a Fuckupper means belonging to a globally known movement with an established licensing model that provides you with opportunities for networking to build your personal brand AND work towards collective liberation from the stigma of failure.

I'm ready to be a Fuckupper

Too good to be true?

Don't just take our word for it, here are some testimonials from past and present Fuckuppers:

Fuckup Nights Canton of Valais.

"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 Aguascalientes, México

"Fuckup Nights has been a catapult for us toward our market. Our first event was a total success and we didn't make a big effort to sell all of the tickets. People had fun, our guests felt very comfortable and it was a night that marked our presence as a brand. It’s undoubtedly a powerful tool for those seeking a market and positioning."
Alejandra Gamboa

Fuckup Nights Caracas

"On every Fuckup Night we keep surprising ourselves with all the lessons we get from the speakers! Sometimes among laughter, other times with tears in our eyes, for each Fuckupper it’s been an opportunity to reflect on their own mistakes, failures, or falls, and for each one of the attendees, it becomes an opportunity to learn from them. Fuckup Nights Caracas is a school of life for everyone and especially for those of us who are entrepreneurs!"
Claudia Valladares

Fuckup Nights Lörrach

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 Oradea

"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 it's been a long time since then, but then I realize 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 Denver, USA

"Fuckup Nights masterfully combines people with a framework for discussing failure that inevitably produces remarkable nights filled with memorable stories and lessons learned. The motto "failure sucks, but instructs" is something we take seriously at Fuckup Nights, and we strive to make sure everyone goes home just a little bit smarter and ready for tomorrow."
Zack Leitz

Fuckup Nights Zadar

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 Hamburg, Germany

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 La Paz

"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

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GOT QUESTIONS?

We got answers! Read these FAQs carefully!

What is a Fuckupper?

A Fuckupper is a local Fuckup Nights representative responsible for organizing events and growing the community in their city.

How much of a commitment do I need to make?

We ask every Fuckupper to commit to at least one year and at least one event every 3 months. If you want to organize more than 4 events per year, we’ll be thrilled to know you’re fostering such an active community!

Who can be a Fuckupper?

Any individual -or team- who is profoundly motivated to make a positive impact on people by leading a community that works towards smashing the stigma of failure in their city.

What type of events can I organize with this membership?

The events must be stand-alone (not organized as part of another event, conference, festival, etc) and open to the public.

How can I become a Fuckupper?

You need to follow our application process.
You’re already on the right path! 

Can my company/agency/co-working become Fuckuppers?

At Fuckup Nights we only grant memberships to individuals. But no worries, your company can be part of it by sponsoring the license cost and/or providing a venue, for instance.

Can I monetize local Fuckup Night events?

Yes, you can! This shouldn’t be your main motivation, though. You can charge for the entrance, sell merch, and/or seek sponsorships to cover costs and compensate yourself/your team for all the hard work.

One thing we do ask is that you keep all prices accessible. Fuckup Nights is about inclusivity and accessibility, not exclusivity.

There’s already a Fuckup Nights chapter in my city, can I become a Fuckupper too?

We grant exclusivity to one Fuckupper per city, if you’re really interested in getting involved please send an email introducing yourself to hola@fuckupnights.com so we’ll put you in touch with the current local Fuckupper in your city.

What’s included?

1. Brand licensing of an internationally recognized registered trademark.
2. Support and training from global coordinators.
3. Fuckuppers’ guide: a step-by-step manual to organizing a successful Fuckup Nights chapter.
4. Speakers’ manual: a guide for speakers on how to share their failure on stage.
5. Marketing assets, design templates, and tutorials (City Page, Facebook Page, Instagram account, event management platform account, etc.).
6. Local Exclusivity: only one organizer per city.
7. Belong to a global community of like-minded people.

OK, that’s all clear, where do I sign?

The next step is to complete the application form (link below). We’ll review it and get back to you within 48 working hours.

If we think we’re a good match, we’ll want to have a video call with you. This is an informal interview -Fuckup Nights style-, where we’ll get to know each other a bit better before making a decision about moving forward.

Good Luck!

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