VIAfest - F*ckUp Night VOL.8

22 Mar 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT

F*ckUp Night VOL.8

Everyone's favourite night. Nothing like watching accomplished, confident people share their still-raw, professional disasters with a crowd of 200+ colleagues who have been drinking beer.

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? 

This F*ckUp Night is sponsored by the Roy Group! 

Please note this event is 19+. The Victoria Event Centre has an elevator around back for those requiring assistance.

#fuckupnightsvictoria #sharethefailure

F*ckUppers (Speakers):

  • Paul Stephenson - Building and selling your new, totally brilliant SaaS business should be quick and easy, right? Especially when you have a buyer who is a knight in shining armour. But, of course, we all know that's not how the fairytale really ends.
  • Jason Dorland - If business is like sports and the pinnacle is the Olympics, then Jason must be able to tell us exactly what it takes to win it all. Strange thing is, his experience at the 1988 Seoul Games showed him something quite different - and far more powerful - than anyone expected.
  • Brad Williams - He's Victoria's go-to-CFO who always has the right answer (and the right Excel spreadsheet!). Come hear what happened when his own startup kept giving him #REF! messages - and he refused to listen.


  • 5:00pm Doors Open
    • Appies provided. Drinks available for purchase.
  • 5:45pm F*ckUp stories
  • 7:00pm Event end

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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 it's getting bigger and bigger in Victoria. 



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22 Mar 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT

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