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 is now found in 86 countries, totalling 318 cities. Locals Jim Hayhurst and Ian Chisholm brought the idea to VIATEC, and together we brought the first volume to Victoria in 2015. 12 F*ckUps and 43 speakers later, the event continues to sell out!
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?
Due to the vulnerability of each speaker and the sometimes sensitive material, video recording/streaming is not permitted at this event. Each speaker receives a recording of their own presentation and it is up to them if they would like to share it post-event.
VIATEC Members: $10 (Pre-sale on Jan 29 - Feb 4!)
Please note this event is 19+. #fuckupnightsvictoria #sharethefailure
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...
LOCATION: The Duke Saloon
5:00pm Doors Open
5:50pm F*ckUp stories
8:00pm Event end
THANK YOU to our long standing Event Sponsor:
THINK YOU HAVE F*CKUP POTENTIAL?
We are always looking for future prospects to share their stories with our community. Pop us over a quick note to email@example.com if you think you have something. You'll meet with one of our committee members to hear about your story, and if they feel there's a story to be told, you'll get to be a part of the curation sessions where we help you in putting your story together! It's an exhilarating experience, almost like therapy... but much more fun. Afterwards you will be a part of an elite group of F*ckUp alumni!
VIATEC will have a photographer in attendance at the event to capture attendees networking and taking in the presentations. Should you wish to not have photos of you on our Flickr page, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the event.
No recording of the presentations is permitted.
VIATEC holds the sole City Membership for Greater Victoria through the FuckUp Nights organization. Want more info on the organization and what they offer? Visit fuckupnights.com!
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The Victoria Advanced Technology Council (VIATeC) is the conduit that connects people, knowledge and resources to grow a successful technology sector in Greater Victoria.
Since VIATeC's inception way back in 1989, the Greater Victoria tech sector has grown to over 800 known technology companies, employing more than 13,000 people and generating in excess of $1.95 billion in annual revenues with an economic impact of $2.65 billion. That's bigger than the revenues generated by the entire NHL and explains why the advanced technology is Greater Victoria's #1 private industry.
VIATeC is intended to be the first place that people contact for information or assistance related to advanced technology in Greater Victoria. VIATeC's membership, which currently stands at over 350 annually elects VIATeC's Board of Directors, which in turn provides guidance to the Executive Director.
Sector Information and Promotion
Serve as the definitive source of information on the local technology sector and the companies within it and be the driving force to promote the accomplishments of the Greater Victoria technology sector and the opportunities within it.
Raise awareness of the career opportunities available within local technology companies by targeting experienced workers and recent graduates while also promoting technology careers and innovation students.
Networking and Connections
Offer top quality networking and community building opportunities by connecting members through events and introductions along with topic specific information as requested.
Education and Mentoring
Provide timely, valuable information through seminars and connect interested members with experienced, volunteer mentors and advisors.
Members of VIATeC enjoy access to a diverse set of resources, services and events. To learn more about these services, click on the links. The list includes (but is not limited to):
Major Technology Related Events; awards, conferences expos