Hey there! Thanks for coming to our website. We’re glad we got your attention, but we want you to know that we’re not just about bad words – we’re all about sharing lessons from professional failure.
Fuckup Nights Mobile is a community and speaker series that provides a safe space for professionals to share stories of failure. Each month, at events across the globe, we get three or four people to get up in front of a room full of strangers to share their own professional fuckup. Each speaker has 10 minutes to go through 10 slides followed by taking a couple of questions from the audience. The stories of the business that crashes and burns, the partnership deal that goes sour, the product that has to be recalled, we tell them all.
Back in 2012, in Mexico, Leticia Gasca realized that her business had failed. Rather than keeping it to herself, she decided to share her failure with four fellow entrepreneurs. The conversation flowed thanks to many rounds of a traditional drink called mezcal, with the friends all openly reflecting on their business screw-ups.
The process would later be repeated by the group, inviting others to join in the ritual of sharing business failures. Today, Fuckup Nights happen in 300+ cities and 90+ countries.
Fuckup Nights Mobile was founded by Christopher Ray Coleman, who came across the brand by seeing a post from the Fuckup Nights Birmingham chapter on Linkedin. Before this moment, he’d never seen people tell stories of failure so openly. It was refreshing and inspiring and resonated with him on a deep level.
When he visited the Fuckup Nights Global website, Chris was shocked to learn that a Fuckup Nights chapter didn’t exist here yet and was inspired to launch it himself. He figured it would be pretty ironic to fail at something called “Fuckup Nights”, but went for it anyway, and that’s how Fuckup Nights Mobile came to be. As our Director, he oversees all activities it takes to coordinate our monthly events for the community and also focuses on growing the private event/corporate training department of Fuckup Nights locally and nationally.
Fuckup Nights Mobile events feature amazing speakers, great food and drinks, and a tribe of people who are on a journey towards embracing failure for the beautiful thing that it is. The vibe is authentic and raw, letting our speakers and community be vulnerable in a safe setting free of judgment.
Failure is a product of innovation, action, entrepreneurship, and creation. It’s also what makes us HUMAN. We’re here to break down stigmas and amplify the message that failure is healthy and essential to learning and growing.