Celebrating failure at FUN Cambridge (F--- Up Night)

Celebrating failure at FUN Cambridge (F--- Up Night)

 

14th September 2017 - Hughes Hall Cambridge


Organised by Cambridge Venture students

 

"A person that never made a mistake never tried anything new."  - Albert Einstein

 

Have you ever made a mistake in your professional life? Well then, you're in good company! At FUN Cam we celebrate and examine failure in all its forms.

 

Please join us for the first ever FUN Cam event, Thursday, September 14th, 2017 to hear successful social innovators from Cambridge, Amsterdam and London community bare their biggest blunders. The evening will be full of interesting talks, networking, drinks and of course, FUN. Get your ticket here on Eventbrite:

 

Success stories of social ventures are popular and receive great press, but failure is also integral in this field. FUN Cam exists to facilitate and share failure stories of social enterprises and businesses located in the Cambridge area, with a focus on social innovators, scientists and entrepreneurs.

#freethefailure #sharethefailure

 

What is a FUN?

 

Fuckup Nights is a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 to publicly share business failure stories.

In every Fuckup Night 3 or 4 speakers tell their failure story: What was the project? What went wrong? What did they learn? What would they do differently? Each speaker is given 7 minutes and is able to use 10 images. After each speaker, there's a question/answer session, as well as time for networking (beers)." ~ https://fuckupnights.com/

 

  "I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones." - John Peel

 

Mistakes? We've made a few. Spilled coffees, missed trains, failed relationships, lost money. Failures or (F--- ups) are an inevitable part of life, and a large part of a life lived well.

 

At FUN (F--- up nights) Cam, we want to open the stage for a celebration of professional failure in all its forms, particularly around failed business, science and social endeavors. We hope that in sharing our failures we can learn from them, laugh at them, or at the very least, drink to them.

 

Our first FUN Cam event on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 from 7.30pm at Hughes Hall, Cambridge. Come along to hear successful people bare their failure, meet some interesting people, and grab a drink as we cheers to life's most grand, painful and serendipitous F--- ups.