What is Fuckup Nights (FUN)?


Fuckup Nights is a global movement and event series that shares stories of professional failure. We do it regularly, in some cases even each month, in events across the globe, when we invite three to four people to get up in front of a room full of strangers to share their own professional fuckups. And to tell the audience how they rejoined the big game. These are stories of the business that crashes and burns, the partnership deal that goes sour, the product that has to be recalled.

Most of the stories have a happy end, but most importantly, all are valuable life lessons. And we tell each and every one of them.










Speakers & Moderator  – Vol II FuckUp Nights Bucharest

November 28, 2019

Dumitru Prunariu – the first and only Romanian cosmonaut

Dumitru Prunariu is the first and only Romanian cosmonaut. On May 14, 1981, he became the first Romanian to ever fly into outer space. He participated in the Soiuz 40 mission within the “Intercosmos” space program and spent 7 days, 20 hours and 42 minutes in space. He is a professional aeronautical engineer. He was an engineer officer in the Military Aviation Command, head of the Romanian Civil Aviation, president of the Romanian Space Agency, ambassador of Romania in the Russian Federation, president of the UN Committee for the Peaceful Exploration of Outer Space (UN COPUOS), the President of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE), Vice-President of the International Relations Committee of the European Space Agency (ESA). 


Andrei Dudoiu – Entrepreneur, Human Finance Founder, Ex-Deputy CEO Banca Transilvania

Andrei used to be a banker for 20 years, 15 years being part of Banca Transilvania’s team where his last assignments were Deputy CEO, Corporate & SME Banking and CEO of Volksbank Romania, for the integration period. In 2018 Andrei started a new journey, willing to develop his skills and autonomy as an entrepreneur. Along with another former top executive banker, Andrei co-founded www.humanfin.com.

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Human Finance is a platform that provides knowledge and funding to early stage companies assuring sustainable growth and connects the innovative, ethical and well prepared entrepreneurs with the appropriate investors and lenders. Human Finance has launched the first equity crowdfunding platform in Romania and then to expand their operations in other CEE countries, by building a regional community of innovative and ethical entrepreneurs. Andrei is a board member for various companies and helps different social impact projects.




Manuela Ciugudean – Entrepreneur, Founder of Pinguinii and of an online fashion shop for pregnant women, Career & Life coach, creative personal branding strategist

She trained a lot to handle communication crisis for public and private clients, without having a clue the biggest crisis she would ever manage would be her own dismissal, together with 500 other colleagues. Manuela was the Communications Director for Central eastern Europe of Intel Corporation for almost a decade. From one of the most wanted jobs in PR in the region to zero job was just a step. Find her from “Prada to nada story” Live on FuckUp Nights Bucharest Vol 2.



Andrei Gligor – passionate ultra-runner and fundraiser, father, husband, IT engineer.

He started running a couple of years ago due to an unfortunate event that changed his life. 8 years and 25.000km later, he’s now the only Romanian who ran 7 multi-stage self-sufficient races on all 7 continents with distances spanning from 250 to 520km.

At FUN Bucharest Vol II he will share with us “Why sometimes a fall is all you need to get going”.



Florin Petolea – Network and Access Implementation Director, Telekom Romania

Former CEO of Nextgen Communications Romania; Former CEO Alcatel Lucent Romania. Florin has over 20 years of experience in the field of telecommunications, one of the most experienced executives on the Romanian market. Also with an important international experience in the telecom field in India, Thailand, Holland, France, Macedonia, Brazil. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications in Timisoara and has an MBA from the Open University Business School London.

“Let it go – An Indian story” is the title of his speech at FUN Bucharest Vol II.

George Bonea is … a demotivational speaker. And a blogger. And a vlogger. And a copywriter. Comedian. Singer in a reggae-gypsy band. Journalist. Book author. Meaning mediocre… as he describes himself. 



FUN Bucharest ModeratorAdrian Seceleanu has been covering as a journalist the hi-tech and telecom industry in Romania since 1996 for some of the most important newspapers on the market. Since 2006 he has been the business hi-tech editor for Ziarul financiar

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, the leading bussiness newspapers, where he’s also a moderator for some of the publications’ conferences and live video shows. While he fucked up same tasks and projects of his own, he also witnessed from a front row seat some of the most crazy missteps in the local business life. As curiosity is a mandatory passion in his job, he’s thrilled to be part of this event, where he hopes he can learn & get inspired like everyone else from others’ experiences. One day, maybe he’s gonna be a speaker, too.



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Diana Iosu

Fuckup Nights Bucharest Master

Alina Iamandi

No Fuckups Manager 

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Social Media (No)Fuckups Master

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