How to deal with the copycats?

How to deal with the copycats?

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery And believe us, we’re flattered. Since we’ve started up we’ve seen our fair share of me-too’s, oddly familiar events, and straight up rip-offs. It all helps the goal though – to teach that failure sucks, but instructs....
When positive cash flows lead to negative situations

When positive cash flows lead to negative situations

When you are a startup or entrepreneur, a fresh injection of cash (warning, incoming cliché) can mean the difference between life and death. Businesses shut down every day because of a lack of capital, so why would you ever say no? For one of our speakers at our...
November Newsletter: A spooky tale of failure

November Newsletter: A spooky tale of failure

Halloween is the spookiest time of the year, so we thought what better to do than share a chilling, spine-tingling tale of failure from one of our past speakers? Cue the Vincent Price voice over. A couple summers ago, Jen Butson decided she wanted to start an online...
October Newsletter: Fuckup Nights around the world

October Newsletter: Fuckup Nights around the world

> Manama, Bahrain We’re proud that Fuckup Nights has become such a hugely international movement, and it’s exciting to see each new city that joins up. But different parts of the world treat failure differently, and each area responds in its own way to Fuckup...
Why do Tech Startups fail in Mexico?

Why do Tech Startups fail in Mexico?

Mexico’s micro, small, and medium enterprises represent 98 percent of businesses in the country; one of the largest percentages in the world (Federation Official Newspaper). However, 75 percent of new businesses shut down within the first two years of operation...
Is Pokémon Go A Fad Product?

Is Pokémon Go A Fad Product?

Over the last few weeks the resurfacing of Pokémon has emerged in full strength. The once viral Nintendo Game Boy “game” then viral trading card has now reawakened, only this time it’s in the form of augmented reality on people’s smartphones!...
Why Was The Hoverboard A Fad Product?

Why Was The Hoverboard A Fad Product?

Every year there is a product that becomes the hottest thing that everyone feels like they just have to get. And then for some reason after 12-24 months no one is talking about this so called “need to have” product or service. But why, though? What is it...
Not prepared for launch

Not prepared for launch

There’s a saying in startup land that companies in their infancy stages should just launch their website as soon as they have a working MVP (minimum viable product). The point of this is to simply see what happens and how users and the market react to your idea....
Fuckup CV

Fuckup CV

Some failures deserve more attention   Our failures tell a lot more about us than our successes do. More and more people are starting to include failures on their CV and they are getting a lot more attention.  Princeton Professor’s CV of Failures, or the...
The fuckup posters

The fuckup posters

The Fuckup Posters For those of you that have been part of the movement since the beginning and for the new members/fans of the FUN family, we figured it would be interesting to share with you a glimpse of the banners we made for the promotion of Fuckup Nights in the...
April Newsletter: The challenges of our name

April Newsletter: The challenges of our name

  The challenges of our name   Last year during ‘El día de los inocentes’, the Spanish version of April Fool’s Day, we publicly announced we were changing our name because the word fuck was a struggle for our growth. Even though some people...

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