Failure Brings Us Together at Victoria F*ckup Nights

The Spring F*ck Up Nights event took place at the Duke Saloon and hosted a sold-out crowd.

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Photo by Belle White

F*ck Up Nights is a global movement launched in Mexico City in 2012. Presenters, typically entrepreneurs, get seven minutes and 10 slides each to tell their stories of failure, followed by Q & As and networking.

Launched in Victoria in 2016 by Jim Hayhurst and Ian Chisholm with VIATEC, local F*ckUp Nights typically draw 250 people together to learn from presenters and celebrate their courage to tell the real stories.

There’s something down to earth and meaningful about F*ckUp Nights. As one participant said, “Hearing about how other people screwed up really causes you to reflect on your own moments of failure. You get honest, fast.”

This article is from the April/May 2019 issue of Douglas.