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What is Fuckup Nights?

Fuckup Nights is a global movement and event series that shares stories of professional failure. Each month, in events across the globe, we get three to four people to get up in front of a room full of strangers to share their own professional fuckup. 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.

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March 2019

Speakers

Agatha Yu

Agatha Yu

Founder and owner of YANYANLICIOUS

A simple girl with a never giving up a spirit who believes in being the change you want to see in the world, someone adventurous who loves to explore the world of different possibilities, be it towards mother nature, humankind or entrepreneurship.

Started an event company in 2011 out of trust because of a promise my then boss made to me. Well, he didn’t keep his promise and when he gave me an offer a year later, as I chose to trust him again, it turned out to be a disaster. The case almost went to court. In the end, we had an out of court settlement. The lesson, what I learned and how would I do it differently 1) to put all collaborations in paper and not through word of mouth. 2) to share the idea beforehand with some friends to get some opinions before blindly venturing into a business based on mutual trust.

Papi Zak

Papi Zak

Startup Comedian, Emcee

Malaysia’s biggest comedian in size and the man with a big appetite.

I started to stand up in 2006 when it wasn’t popular. when there was no place to perform except for dingy bars, where drunks would heckle me and boo me off stage. I gave it up in 2009 because I wasn’t making the money. I didn’t pursue it because I didn’t think there would be a demand in the future. I took up the radio, where I polished my delivery and performing on stage. Being radio helped me annunciate my words better, I had a smooth flow to my speech. By that time, there were new opportunities for comedians to excel on stage. By that time, there were comedians who just started out, that were becoming crowd favourites. I feel like if I have pushed myself harder, I would have made quite a name for myself in the game. What would I do differently? Probably just stuck with the comedy, struggled through the hardships of being a working-class artist, looking for that next paycheck. This is definite though, whatever it is, if I would have put in that extra effort, I could have been a bigger crowd puller.

Faiz Al-Shahab

Faiz Al-Shahab

Managing Director Xentral Methods

The front man of e-Sentral. Born in November 1979 at Salford, England, Faiz has served his time as an automotive engineer in Europe before commencing a career in the Malaysian book industry in 2007 by default. Prior to that, he read mechanical engineering at McGill Université, Montréal, Québec, and Edinburgh University, Scotland.

An installation job at klia2 that went wrong ending up with myself driving a 3ton truck in the airport compound between planes and insight of runway.

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October’s Speakers

Shyam Priah

Shyam Priah

Founder, Yellow House

Shyam has planted 1k trees. Shyam rescued a bat and his name is Bruce. Shyam love food, Shyam is writing a book about my life and she wakes up at 5.30am every day even on holidays. And Shyam made the KL Mayor break the law to scribble on a wall.

How Shyam fucked up trying to train 10 homeless people simultaneously to be tour guides.

Muhammad Iqbal Bin Baharum

Muhammad Iqbal Bin Baharum

Unknown Of Close Loop

Technology scrutiniser of by profession and Software Engineer by studies with more than 15 years of experience in Software Architecture and 8 years of experience in Native Mobile Development mainly focusing in Android Mobile Development.

My life as Iqbal, you decide how fuckup is it? 😉

Anja Juliah Abu Bakar

Anja Juliah Abu Bakar

Social Impact Director of Blubear Holdings Sdn Bhd

She knows what she wants! She wanted to inspire and empower more girls by encouraging them to work together, and show their talents!

She is #dedicated#outgoing#Self-motivated yet along the journey, she has faced failures and setbacks. Yet her Fuckup experiences inspired her to set up Blubear Holdings which is a #social#enterprise selling eco-friendly, reusable sanitary products.

She deserves a big pat on the back with her movement on inspiring more #women out there!

September’s Speakers

Imran Sheik

Imran Sheik

Founder & CEO of Ombré

Imran is a serial entrepreneur and a legal studies graduate. His entrepreneurial journey started with his coconut ice cream business that evolved into a #speakeasy cafe business Jibril when he was still in law school that now making RM3 Million in annual revenue!

His latest venture is Ombré, a fashion-tech startup that suggests which clothes are suitable to the app user using algorithms, based on their physical trait.

Jean Heah

Jean Heah

Co-founder of Kravve.co

Jean came from an architecture background and was also part of the founding team of a local branding agency at the young age of #22.

Prior to starting Kravve, she runs a profitable education training business bridging the gap between obsolete syllabus with the latest design software training.

Her fuckup experience that once her nightmare is the merchant that refused to fulfill RMxxxx worth of order a week before Chinese New Year, pivoted and lost 90% of their merchants overnight.

Besides, she encountered a foreign interns that fucked up their entire operations SOP. Yet they survived and they are one of the Malaysia Finalist For ASEAN Startup Award for Best Food/ Agri Tech!

Roger Wong

Roger Wong

Head Of Digital, of Shock Media Studio

As an entrepreneur, marketing nerd, startup mentor, Roger has over 15 years of digital marketing and entrepreneurship experience. He knows how to make people buy shit online using the ROGER METHOD. Besides by using the same tricks to pick up your dream girl/man to get more customers without being cheesy! He started his first venture at the age of #12, and since then, he has built different business ventures for the last 18 years (with both successful exits, and failures). 

August’s Speakers

Elizabbeth Siew Wai Kit

Elizabbeth Siew Wai Kit

Co-founder Lepro System

Fadillah Iskandar

Fadillah Iskandar

Co-founder of Krenovator

I’ve spent my time looking for a job that fulfilling my interest. In a job wise, I’ve found it but in terms of money wise, still struggling. Listen to your heart, but make sure to take your brain with you when you’re making a decision.

Rahayu Ramli

Rahayu Ramli

Head - Communication, Digital Accelerator at PETRONAS

Coffee is my fuel. Sleep is my dream. People are my inspiration.

I’m constantly trying to find my footing. I’d love to think that I’m gracefully dancing through life, but in reality, I’m just learning how to trip in a more calm manner. Let’s talk!

Farah Fauzi

Farah Fauzi

Community Manager at Techstars

I am legally trained, an entrepreneur and a community architect that loves Harry Potter.

Zero per cent experience, 100 per cent confidence. Creating a mobile app right out of college without any technical background, and later on a service business built from scratch to ride a trend. What happens when it’s 50% failure?

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