F*ckUp Night VOL.11

This event is officially sold out! New venue: The Duke Saloon.

Everyone's favourite night. Nothing like watching accomplished, confident people share their still-raw, professional disasters with a crowd of 250 community members.

Better than crying. Cheaper than therapy. 

F*ckUp Nights is a global movement where stories of failed businesses and projects are told, questioned and celebrated. It started in 2012 in Mexico City and we've brought it to Victoria.

3 "f*ckuppers" will have 7 minutes each to tell their story and up to 10 minutes for Q&A. What was the project? What went wrong? What did they learn? What would they do differently? 

Sponsored by the Roy Group and Vancouver Island Brewing!

Please note this event is 19+.
If you can no longer attend, please let us know by emailing tectoria@viatec.ca so we can free up your spot! There are no refunds within 48 hours of the event. #fuckupnightsvictoria #sharethefailure

Ticket Prices:

  • VIATEC Members: $10
  • Non-Members: $30

F*ckUppers (Speakers):

  • Lori Joyce – Betterwith Ice Cream
    If there was a recipe for entrepreneurial success it might well include everything Lori Joyce had: Previous experience, brand name recognition and, yes, even a hit TV show. With investors at the ready for her new company it all seemed golden… until one question and an honest answer knocked everyone off balance.

  • Anita Pawluk & Scott Dewis – RaceRocks 3D
    What does it take to make a company an "overnight success"? In the case of RaceRocks 3D, about 8 years… and a series of direct hits that almost sunk this battleship many, many times. As founders Anita and Scott tell it, all of this was avoidable if they had just remembered whose boat this was in the first place...

  • Jill Van Gyn – Fatso Peanut Butter
    Fatso Peanut Butter is an undeniable hit. It flies off the shelves, got TV's Dragon’s drooling in the Den and has given owner Jill Van Gyn a sense of pride and purpose. What you don’t know is what happened before – or what will happen next. Because, as Jill will explain, none of this really made any sense a couple of years ago when all she was driven by was fear and failure.


  • Jim Hayhurst
    Former F*ckUp himself, Jim got addicted to the stage and just can't let go of the mic. Seriously, we don't even pay him, he just shows up every time...



  • 5:00pm Doors Open
  • 5:50pm F*ckUp stories
  • 7:00pm Networking
  • 8:00pm Event end


  • The Duke Saloon (502 Discovery Street)

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Tickets are sold out

28 Feb 2019
5:00pm - 8:00pm PST

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