• FuckUp Nights March- World Storytelling Day edition!

    The Commons Collingwood

    Welcome to FuckUp Nights Melbourne! We bring you a very special edition for March- our World Storytelling Day edition on Wednesday March 20th! Free Tickets here: https://funmarch.eventbrite.com/ Speaker 1: Kate Berry- Founder, OK Motels There are lots of people that create content but Kate Berry actually lives it. She has spent the majority of her life making and collaborating, whether working as creative lead in agencies in Melbourne, Sydney and London, photographing for Frankie, Smith Journal, Spaces and Yen or designing for brands large and small. Kate once even built, ran and sold a successful Melbourne café with her best mate. She is part doer, part dreamer who gets good shit done. Having spent many years experimenting in the kitchen, Kate’s love of food, design and photography collided when her family-focused blog, Lunch Lady, was turned into a magazine. Lunch Lady is now sold worldwide. Last year, she held the first, sold out, OK Motels event at the Charlton Motel. OK Motels 2 is on Saturday 06 April. She’s currently writing her first book with Pan Macmillan, due for release September 2019. Follow Kate and OK Motels on Instagram: @hellokateberry // @okmotels Speaker 2: Mikey Ellis- Cultural Strategist, Pragmatic Thinking Mikey is the Culture Strategist at Australia’s leading motivation and behaviour strategy company – Pragmatic Thinking. He’s an industry leader in designing and implementing innovative, values based company culture. Mikey wants to live in a world where companies engage and empower people to express their unique talents, strengths and creativity as they work together to do great things. He believes companies, regardless of size, have a opportunity to teach and promote self-awareness and empathy and in doing so contribute positively to society beyond the workplace. He doesn’t mind a glass of wine and is a contributing writer to Lonely Planet’s latest Wine Trails guide to Australia and New Zealand. His career has been diverse with previous roles including; Head of Culture at Vinomofo, family business owner, international expedition leader, Lonely Planet author, primary school teacher, wine writer and educator and personal development coach. Mikey is fascinated by human behaviour, evolutionary psychology and is committed to helping companies identify and bring out the best in their people. Follow Mikey and Pragmatic Thinking on Instagram: @mikey.ellis // @pragmaticthinking Speaker 3: Kunal Kalro- Founder & CEO, Eugene Labs Kunal is the founder & CEO of Eugene Labs, a genetics+health startup empowering people with expert, convenient and compassionate healthcare — anytime, anywhere. This begins with helping people plan a healthy pregnancy. He's an entrepreneur and product designer that loves to make stuff that is useful, easy to use and nice to look at. He's a bit from all over the place, and has lived and worked in Australia, US, Latin America, Middle East & India. He speaks 4 languages and is also a bit obsessed with Burning Man. After his last startup, he decided he wanted to make himself a little more useful to, you know, society... and take his skills and apply them to something meaningful. He got into genetics and healthcare to help address some serious systemic biases in the medical industry that continue to cause worse health outcomes for women, people of colour, and well, pretty much most people. Eugene works to address these inequalities in health outcomes by empowering all of us, as individuals and communities, to make more informed choices about our own health and the role we play in advancing representation in healthcare research. Follow Kunal and Eugene Labs on Twitte: @kckal // @eugenelabs We get by with a little help from our friends- our supporters KJR, Young Henrys, General Assembly & Collabosaurus. Free Tickets here: https://funmarch.eventbrite.com/ Find out more and join the community at https://www.facebook.com/FUNMelb/

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  • FuckUp Nights February- Stories about Failure

    Welcome to FuckUp Nights Melbourne! Here we are with our first storytelling event for 2019- smack bang on Valentines Day! We have grown a huge community of people attending our events in Melbourne as they experience a showcase of amazing stories of personal, business and project failure and the wisdom and resilience learned from such experiences. We are at The Goods Shed Innovation Hub for this one, highlighting speakers sharing their stories and why they do what they do 'for the love of it...' FREE tickets here: https://funfebruary.eventbrite.com FuckUp Nights is a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 to share public business failure stories with hundreds of people attending each event around the world. Each month speakers will be invited to talk about their FuckUp stories; we’ll learn about their biggest mistakes, what they learned, how they moved on- all whilst sharing invaluable advice along the way. The speakers will candidly share in 7-10 minutes: * What their project / business was * What went wrong / How it affected their personal life / What they learned / What they would do differently. Speaker 1: Warren Davies, Partner and Managing Director at Pretty Neat // Broadcaster at Byte into it. https://www.prettyneat.com.au/ // https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Warren is working on better practices and approaches to life, commerce and our community. He is working with brands, orgs and government at Pretty Neat to help good business to act. He is a broadcaster on technology show Byte Into It on Triple R FM. He plays footy (badly) in the Renegade Pub Footy League. He has probably fucked up quite a lot over the years. Follow Warren on Twitter and everything he does: @nottheword @_PrettyNeat @byteintoit @3RRRFM Speaker 2: Anna McCracken, Cofounder & Director at BalancingAct3 With an undergraduate degree in Social Work and a Masters in Human Rights Law, Anna's nomadic lifestyle allows her to travel the country working in partnership with communities as a facilitator of conversation and as a link to business and Government around resourcing community led solutions to social challenges. Anna's current passion project is exploring the role immersive technology can play in storytelling and language preservation in remote communities. Excavator of the 'real story', Anna challenges the fundamental way we address the social challenges of our time, through connection, play, bold ideas and storytelling. Speaker 3: Con Frantzeskos, CEO & Founder of PENSO Con is one of the world’s leading digital marketing strategists, working as an advisor to startups and scaleups such as: Emirates, MYOB, ANZ, Hilton Worldwide, Swisse, 3M, and the Australian Government. PENSO is a technology-enabled marketing business with offices in Melbourne, Dubai and San Francisco. He is a Presenter and Partner of renowned London-based The Future Laboratory, and also a founding board member of LaunchVic, Victoria’s Startup agency that aims to make Victoria one of the world’s top destinations for entrepreneurs, startups, and scaleups. Follow Con on Twitter: @ConFrantzeskos & @PensoAgency At the end of each person’s story, you’ll have a chance to ask questions- nothing too cheeky, but feel free to dig around.You’ll hear stories and advice you won’t get elsewhere - and these stories will (hopefully) put you in good stead to not make the same fuckups. FREE tickets here: https://funfebruary.eventbrite.com We get by with a little help from our friends- our supporters KJR, Young Henrys, General Assembly, Inspire9 & Collabosaurus. Find out more and join the community at https://www.facebook.com/FUNMelb

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  • FuckUp Nights November- Stories about Failure

    Stone & Chalk Melbourne (Goods Shed North)

    Welcome to FuckUp Nights Melbourne! Here we are with our last storytelling event of the year, and we are going big to end a massive 2018 at the Goods Shed, Melbourne CBD! FREE tickets available here: https://novemberfun.eventbrite.com We have grown a huge community of people attending our events in Melbourne as they experience a showcase of amazing stories of personal, business and project failure and the wisdom and resilience learned from such experiences. FuckUp Nights is a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 to share public business failure stories with hundreds of people attending each event around the world. Each month speakers will be invited to talk about their FuckUp stories; we’ll learn about their biggest mistakes, what they learned, how they moved on- all whilst sharing invaluable advice along the way. The speakers will candidly share in 7-10 minutes: * What their project / business was * What went wrong / How it affected their personal life / What they learned / What they would do differently. Speaker 1: Tom Uhlhorn, Tiny CX Tom is a customer experience (CX) strategist, specialising in designing scalable customer-centric solutions to help enterprises and scale-ups thrive as scaled operations. Follow Tom on Twitter: @MrTUhlhorn Speaker 2: Cherie Clonan, The Digital Picnic Cherie is an award winning digital marketer, who is passionate about the difference best practice social media marketing can do for businesses and organisations. Her favourite aspect of social media marketing is the development of powerful social media marketing strategies… perhaps it was those two years on the high school chess team, always thinking about the next best move?! In 2014, she launched a digital marketing agency The Digital Picnic which both trains business owners [Australia-wide] to improve their social media marketing efforts via one-day workshops, and then also manages a social media marketing portfolio of some really iconic brands in-house. Follow The Digital Picnic on Twitter: @digital_picnic Speaker 3: Athan Didaskalou, Three Thousand Thieves & Neighbourhood Work & July Luggage Athan Didaskalou is the founder of Australia's largest online coffee retail business, Three Thousand Thieves (www.threethousandthieves.com), and newly launched project July luggage (www.getjuly.com), changing the experience around how luggage is bought and used. Athan shares his story and the points no one really thinks about or talks about when starting a side hustle, and the fuck ups along the way to grow it to a full time game. Follow Athan on Twitter: @Ath At the end of each person’s story, you’ll have a chance to ask questions- nothing too cheeky, but feel free to dig around.You’ll hear stories and advice you won’t get elsewhere - and these stories will (hopefully) put you in good stead to not make the same fuckups. Attendance is free, but we do ask you to register in advance at https://novemberfun.eventbrite.com Supported by our partners United Co., KJR, Young Henrys, General Assembly Melbourne, Inspire9 & Collabosaurus Find out more and join the community at https://www.meetup.com/FuckUp-Nights-Melbourne/

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  • FuckUp Nights October- Stories about Failure

    United Co.

    Welcome to FuckUp Nights Melbourne! We are in Fitzroy at the beautiful United Co. for October to run a special event as part of World Mental Health Day 2018. FREE tickets available here: https://funoctober.eventbrite.com We have grown a huge community of people attending our events in Melbourne as they experience a showcase of amazing stories of personal, business and project failure and the wisdom and resilience learned from such experiences. FuckUp Nights is a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 to share public business failure stories with hundreds of people attending each event around the world. Each month speakers will be invited to talk about their FuckUp stories; we’ll learn about their biggest mistakes, what they learned, how they moved on- all whilst sharing invaluable advice along the way. The speakers will candidly share in 7-10 minutes: * What their project / business was * What went wrong / How it affected their personal life / What they learned / What they would do differently. Speaker 1: To be Announced Speaker 2: To be Announced Speaker 3: To be Announced At the end of each person’s story, you’ll have a chance to ask questions- nothing too cheeky, but feel free to dig around.You’ll hear stories and advice you won’t get elsewhere - and these stories will (hopefully) put you in good stead to not make the same fuckups. Attendance is free, but we do ask you to register in advance at https://funoctober.eventbrite.com Supported by our partners United Co., KJR, Young Henrys, General Assembly Melbourne, Inspire9 & Collabosaurus Find out more at: https://www.facebook.com/FUNMelb/ & join the community at https://www.meetup.com/FuckUp-Nights-Melbourne/

  • FuckUp Nights June - Stories about Failure

    The Commons

    Welcome to FuckUp Nights Melbourne! We are in Collingwood for the first time in our (nearly) 2 years of existence with a special event held at the beautiful space- The Commons. Free tickets here: https://funjune.eventbrite.com We have grown a huge community of people attending our events and we soldier on, showcasing amazing stories of personal, business and project failure and the wisdom and resilience learned from such experiences. FuckUp Nights is a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 to share public business failure stories with hundreds of people attending each event around the world. Each month speakers will be invited to talk about their FuckUp stories; we’ll learn about their biggest mistakes, what they learned, how they moved on- all whilst sharing invaluable advice along the way. The speakers will candidly share in 7-10 minutes: * What their project / business was * What went wrong / How it affected their personal life / What they learned / What they would do differently. Speaker 1: Richie Meldrum, Head of Brand & Content at August & Vice Chair, VIC Council at AGDA (Australian Graphic Designers Association) Speaker 2: Kaylene Langford, Founder at Startup Creative Speaker 3: Mete Erdogan, Creative Director at Either Either At the end of each person’s story, you’ll have a chance to ask questions- nothing too cheeky, but feel free to dig around.You’ll hear stories and advice you won’t get elsewhere - and these stories will (hopefully) put you in good stead to not make the same fuckups. Attendance is free, but we do ask you to register in advance at https://funjune.eventbrite.com Supported by our partners The Commons, KJR, Young Henrys, General Assembly Melbourne, Inspire9 & Collabosaurus Find out more at: https://www.facebook.com/FUNMelb/ & join the community at https://www.meetup.com/FuckUp-Nights-Melbourne/

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  • FuckUp Nights May, part of Melbourne Knowledge Week 2018

    Welcome to FuckUp Nights Melbourne! With A LOT of people regularly in attendance at our events, we regularly run our storytelling events to acknowledge the elements that make us human- the mistakes, the failures and the fuckups that shape us on our journey as we reflect on how those experiences shape our lives from then on. We are presenting a very special event for May in collaboration with Melbourne Knowledge Week, a week-long festival that melds, art, technology, business and science to explore and co-create our future city. Over 80 events have been designed to inspire curious minds to collide and collaborate to bring future-focused ideas to life. unique annual festival for a smart and innovative city, where the future city is bought to life, today. FREE tickets here: http://bit.ly/FUNMKW FuckUp Nights is a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 to share public business failure stories with hundreds of people attending each event around the world. Each month speakers will be invited to talk about their FuckUp stories; we’ll learn about their biggest mistakes, what they learned, how they moved on- all whilst sharing invaluable advice along the way. The speakers will candidly share in 7 minutes: * What their project / business was * What went wrong / How it affected their personal life / What they learned / What they would do differently. Speaker 1: TO BE ANNOUNCED Speaker 2: TO BE ANNOUNCED Speaker 3: TO BE ANNOUNCED At the end of each person’s story, you’ll have a chance to ask questions- nothing too cheeky, but feel free to dig around.You’ll hear stories and advice you won’t get elsewhere - and these stories will (hopefully) put you in good stead to not make the same fuckups. Attendance is free, but we do ask you to register in advance. This event exists thanks to the support of our generous partners: City of Melbourne (https://mkw.melbourne.vic.gov.au/), KJR (http://kjr.com.au/), Inspire9 (http://inspire9.com/) General Assembly Melbourne (https://generalassemb.ly/) Young Henrys (https://www.younghenrys.com/home) and Collabosaurus (https://collabosaurus.com/) * Photos and video may be taken at the event and may be used for promotional purposes. Your attendance at this event is considered as implied consent for the use of these photographs for these purposes. Find out more at: https://www.facebook.com/FUNMelb/ Attendance is free, but we do ask you to register in advance. Registration is a two-step process .... 1) Please RSVP on this meetup page, so we can plan according to the level of interest 2) Proceed here for your FREE tickets: http://bit.ly/FUNMKW

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  • FuckUp Nights April - Stories about Failure

    ***SOLD OUT*** Welcome to FuckUp Nights Melbourne! Following on from our massive (and sold out) event on Valentine's Day, we are taking this show on the road (well... just down the road) to Vinomofo HQ, for a special and intimate evening with the people behind this amazing brand of wine lovers, without the bowties and BS. FREE tickets available here: https://funapril.eventbrite.com We are getting close to 2 years old, and in that time we have grown a huge community of people attending our events all over Melbourne. We continue on in 2018 to showcase amazing stories of personal, business and project failure and the wisdom and resilience learned from such experiences. FuckUp Nights is a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 to share public business failure stories with hundreds of people attending each event around the world. Each month speakers will be invited to talk about their FuckUp stories; we’ll learn about their biggest mistakes, what they learned, how they moved on- all whilst sharing invaluable advice along the way. Our storyteller will candidly share their personal journey as well as numerous anecdotes, fuckups and lessons learned throughout their time. Speaker: Andre Eikmeier - Co-Founder & Joint CEO, Vinomofo (https://www.vinomofo.com/) After years of poverty, stupidity, half an accounting degree, a failed family business, an acting career in four out of five of Australia's worst TV shows, a singing career that never transcended being lead singer in a One Hit Wonders covers band, a failed theatre production company which led to an event management company to pay off its debts, a job on the phones at a direct marketing wine company, a one-man video production company that was meant to be a film company but never quite got there, an online wine social site which made absolutely no money, and a year-long kombi wine adventure travelling round the country... ... Andre finally launched online wine site Vinomofo with brother in law Justin in 2011, and it's grown to be one of the most successful wine sites in the country, winning a host of business awards including Deloitte's Fastest Growing Tech company in 2013, BRW’s Best Employer in 2014, ORIA’s Online Retailer of the Year 2015, and Telstra Victorian Business of the Year 2016. In six years, the company has grown from two founders in their garage to a team of over 100 and a valuation of $100 million, and they’re now taking Vinomofo to the world, having launched in New Zealand and Singapore, with US to follow this year. “We want to unite a tribe of mofos with our love of wine, and food, and this adventure called life,” says Andre. “We want to be proud of what we do and our impact on the world, and we want to have fun!” Follow Andre on Twitter here: @mofoandre (https://twitter.com/mofoandre?lang=en) At the end of the story, you’ll have a chance to ask questions- nothing too cheeky, but feel free to dig around. You’ll hear stories and advice you won’t get elsewhere - and these stories will (hopefully) put you in good stead to not make the same fuckups. Attendance is free, but we do ask you to register in advance. Supported by our partners Vinomofo (https://www.vinomofo.com/), KJR (http://kjr.com.au/), Young Henrys (http://www.younghenrys.com/home), General Assembly Melbourne (https://generalassemb.ly/), Inspire9 (http://inspire9.com/) & Collabosaurus (https://collabosaurus.com/) Find out more at: https://www.facebook.com/FUNMelb/

  • FuckUp Nights February - Stories about Failure

    Welcome to FuckUp Nights Melbourne! To launch our events in 2018, we kick off in February at our spiritual home- Inspire9 Richmond! Over the past year and a half, we have grown a massive community of people who have attended our events! We are continuing on in 2018 to showcase amazing stories of personal, business and project failure and the wisdom and resilience learned from such experiences. Get your FREE tickets here: https://funfeb.eventbrite.com FuckUp Nights is a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 to share public business failure stories with hundreds of people attending each event around the world. Each month speakers will be invited to talk about their FuckUp stories; we’ll learn about their biggest mistakes, what they learned, how they moved on- all whilst sharing invaluable advice along the way. The speakers will candidly share in 7-10 minutes: * What their project / business was * What went wrong / How it affected their personal life / What they learned / What they would do differently. Speaker 1: CHIQUITA SEARLE (https://www.linkedin.com/in/chiquitasearle/) - TEDx Alumni, Publicist, Talent Manager, Speaker, MC & Writer; CHIQUITA (http://www.chiquita.com.au/) Taking the path-less- trodden, in 2011, after a successful eight-year long stint in HR and Recruitment for the construction and mining industries, Chi felt a strong pull in another direction and so followed her heart to France where she studied at the Paris Fashion Institute before launching her own fashion label“Chi the Label” (rebranded “Chiquita”) the following year. Hand-picked to launch the League of Extraordinary Women’s first Queensland branch as their QLDCrusader in August 2012, within twelve months Chi was offered the opportunity to take on the role as the League’s General Manager to oversee the group’s national growth. Under her leadership, theLeague expanded to 9 locations Australia wide and made history by launching Australia’s first ever allfemale entrepreneur one day conference, ‘Run the World’. Since leaving the League, Chi has established CHIQUITA, a PR & Talent Management Agency where she helps individuals and businesses from a variety of industries raise their profile through innovative PR and media strategies. She is adept at getting to the heart of what makes an individual ‘unique’, clarifying their point of difference and understanding exactly how to leverage this to achieve significant media coverage. A TEDx Alumni, Chi is also invited to speak or MC at a number of events by a range of leading brands including Run the World, Australian Women of Medicine, Pause Fest, ANZ, One Path and EmpoweredWomen in Real Estate. Check out Chiquita on Twitter: @chiquitasearle (https://twitter.com/chiquitasearle) Speaker 2: DAVE CHUNG (https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-chung-44714156/) - CEO & Founder; LIMBR (https://www.limbr.org) Dave is the founder and CEO of Limbr - a startup on a mission to make mental health more accessible and acceptable. He's aware we can't keep doing things the way we've always done them - but he's full of optimism and action in creating positive change in this world. He thinks the best tools to bring about change are creativity, connection and technology. He only refers to himself in the third person in bios. Check out Dave on Twitter: @LimbrDave (https://twitter.com/LimbrDave) Speaker 3: Chirryl-Lee Ryan (https://www.linkedin.com/in/chirrylleeryan/) - Transdisciplinary Designer Chirryl-Lee Ryan is a transdisciplinary design practitioner, mentor, and leader. In merging different design disciplines, Chirryl-Lee is able to produce radical design approaches with innovative and human-centered outcomes. This design approach ultimately helps to invent and create things that can change the world. Chirryl-Lee’s vision is that everyone can live better lives through design and her mission is to arm as many people as possible with the skills, tools, and confidence they need to dream big and shape the future. Check out Chirryl-Lee on Twitter: @chirrylleeryan (https://twitter.com/chirrylleeryan) Speaker 4: Leslie Miley (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lesliehm/) - Engineering Leader Leslie Miley is a Silicon Valley native who has held engineering leadership roles at Slack, Twitter, Apple, and Google, creating products and features that hundreds of million people use every day. He serves as an adviser to several startups founded by women and minorities and is an investor in a fund dedicated to entrepreneurs who are POC, LGBT, and women. Check out Leslie on Twitter: @shaft (https://twitter.com/shaft) At the end of each person’s story, you’ll have a chance to ask questions- nothing too cheeky, but feel free to dig around.You’ll hear stories and advice you won’t get elsewhere - and these stories will (hopefully) put you in good stead to not make the same fuckups. Attendance is free, but we do ask you to register in advance. Supported by our partners KJR (http://kjr.com.au/), Young Henrys (http://www.younghenrys.com/home), General Assembly Melbourne (https://generalassemb.ly/), Inspire9 (http://inspire9.com/) & Collabosaurus (https://collabosaurus.com/) Find out more at: https://www.facebook.com/FUNMelb/

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  • FuckUp Nights November - Stories about Failure

    Welcome to FuckUp Nights Melbourne! For our last storytelling event of the year, we are partnering with IE Digital to end the year with a bang! Free tickets available here: https://funnovember.eventbrite.com Over the past year, we've had over 4,000 people come along to hear from 40+ speakers open their hearts and bare their souls. Our speakers and attendees have created an amazingly supportive community, and we couldn't be prouder of what FuckUp Nights Melbourne has turned into, and we can't wait to see what 2018 brings! FuckUp Nights is a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 to share public business failure stories with hundreds of people attending each event around the world. Each month speakers will be invited to talk about their FuckUp stories; we’ll learn about their biggest mistakes, what they learned, how they moved on- all whilst sharing invaluable advice along the way. The speakers will candidly share in 15-20 minutes: * What their project / business was * What went wrong / How it affected their personal life / What they learned / What they would do differently. Speaker 1: Rhys Hayes - (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rod-cuthbert-84065325/)Co-Founder and CEO of IE Digital (http://www.ie.com.au/), Co-Founder of FoyerLive (https://foyer.live/) Rhys is the Founder and CEO of IE Digital, the innovation and experience company. Throughout his 17 year career, he has founded 6 companies and is hugely passionate about digital transformation. Since the beginning, IE has been able to create innovative solutions to help drive change for organisations. IE’s first major campaign launch was for 7-Eleven, when the agency created Slurpee Brainfreeze, Australia’s first ever real-time online game. From there, IE produced the first ever e-commerce page on Facebook for Nike, and prior to the iPad’s first launch, begun development of an iPad application for Lonely Planet. Rhys is an entrepreneur at heart and enjoys discussing the learnings he’s gleaned along the way to building one of Australia’s most successful digital companies. Follow IE Digital on Twitter here: @IEDigital (https://twitter.com/IEDigital?lang=en) Speaker 2: Dr. Adir Shiffman (https://www.linkedin.com/in/adir-shiffman-5669381/) - Executive Chairman, Catapult Group (https://www.catapultsports.com/) Dr Adir Shiffman, is an Australian serial tech founder, investor, and the Executive Chairman of the publicly listed, global sports technology leader - Catapult Sports (ASX: CAT). Since investing in Catapult in 2010, Adir's expertise in strategy, M&A and global expansion has played a pivotal role in the company's transformation from a local, privately-owned sports technology business to a global success story and the world leader in wearable and video analytics for elite sport​. After graduating from Monash University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery and practising as a doctor, Adir made the switch to being a fulltime start-up founder. Since the age of 16, he has founded and sold more than a dozen high-growth companies, many of which were high growth SaaS (software as a service) businesses and in the process, become one of the foremost technology experts in Australia. In 2014, he was recognised as the World's 10th Most Innovative Person in Sport by SportBusiness International, and continues to be heavily involved in the broader industry as a mentor for start-ups and a regular ​keynote ​speaker at global sporting, technology and start-up ​conferences and ​events. Follow Adir Shiffman on Twitter here: @adirshiffman (https://twitter.com/adirshiffman) Speaker 3: Rachael Neumann (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachaelneumann/) - Mentor, Investor & Strategic Advisor Early Stage Startups & Founder, Nevertheless Tech Rachael plays across many parts of the Melbourne startup ecosystem as a Mentor and Investor in Startmate Accelerator, and a Board Director or strategic advisor to a number of founders and their early stage companies. She’s passionate about helping companies scale and increase their impact impact through differentiated customer experiences and new product development. Notably, Rachael was the Managing Director of Eventbrite Australia, launching the Melbourne-based office to further serve the ANZ market. Before stepping into the MD role, Rachael served as Eventbrite’s Director of Customer Experience Strategy. Prior to this, Rachael was a Case Team Leader at at Bain & Company in Silicon Valley and throughout Australia, advising Technology, Private Equity, Consumer Products and Retail businesses. Rachael serves on the Board of StartupAus, a not for profit organisation with a mission to transform Australia through technology entrepreneurship. She was also a founding Board Member of LaunchVic, a $60m venture seeking to solidify Victoria as a global destination of choice for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and innovative companies. Educated in the States with an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and two Masters degrees from Columbia University, Rachael has lived between Australia and the US for the last eight years and now proudly calls Melbourne home. Follow Rachael Neumann on Twitter here: @rneumann6826 (https://twitter.com/rneumann6826) At the end of each person’s story, you’ll have a chance to ask questions- nothing too cheeky, but feel free to dig around.You’ll hear stories and advice you won’t get elsewhere - and these stories will (hopefully) put you in good stead to not make the same fuckups. Attendance is free, but we do ask you to register in advance. Venue Partners- IE Digital Organised by our partners Silicon Block Party, Inspire9, KJR, Young Henrys, General Assembly Melbourne & Collabosaurus. Find out more at: https://www.facebook.com/FUNMelb/

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  • FuckUp Nights August, part of Melbourne International Film Festival

    The Wheeler Centre Auditorium

    *****SOLD OUT***** Welcome to FuckUp Nights Melbourne! This month we are presenting a very special event as part of Melbourne International Film Festival to hear about some stories from filmakers & storytellers from the entertainment industry about some truly seismic fuckup's along the way! FuckUp Nights is a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 to share public project failure stories with hundreds of people attending each event around the world. Each month speakers will be invited to talk about their FuckUp stories; we’ll learn about their biggest mistakes, what they learned, how they moved on- all whilst sharing invaluable advice along the way. The speakers will candidly share in 7-10 minutes: * What their creative project was * What went wrong / How it affected their personal life / What they learned / What they would do differently. Speaker 1: (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rod-cuthbert-84065325/)Luke McGregor Luke McGregor’s comedy career began in 2007, after entering the Raw Comedy competition. Luke’s first solo Melbourne International Comedy Festival show, My Soul Mate is Out of My League, played to sold out rooms and won the Best Newcomer Award, and his shows since have been equally acclaimed. On television, Luke has had roles in Utopia, Legally Brown, Time of Our Lives and Please Like Me. In 2016, Luke presented Luke Warm Sex on ABC TV, and he wrote, performed in and produced the ABC TV series Rosehaven with Celia Pacquola. They finished shooting series two this year. Speaker 2: (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rod-cuthbert-84065325/)Santilla Chingaipe Santilla Chingaipe is an award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker. She spent seven years working for SBS World News, reporting from Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia and interviewing some of Africa’s most prominent leaders. Her work explores contemporary migration, cultural identities and politics. She recently presented a one-off documentary for SBS, Date My Race. Chingaipe is currently directing and producing documentary on the complexities of Australia’s South Sudanese community. She is also making a short documentary exploring the perception of beauty in Australia. Chingaipe writes regularly for The Saturday Paper. Speaker 3: (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rod-cuthbert-84065325/)Tegan Higginbotham Tegan Higginbotham is a multi-talented comedian, actor and writer. She's appeared in TV mini-series Molly, in films Oddball and Holding the Man, and on Foxtel’s Whose Line Is It Anyway? She has also had a regular presence on television, including on shows Have You Been Paying Attention?, The Project and Foxtel’s Screen, with Margaret Pomeranz and Graeme Blundell. Other acting credits include It's a Date, Thank God You’re Here, Twenty Something, City Homicide and This is Littleton. Speaker 4: (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rod-cuthbert-84065325/)Amiel Courtin-Wilson Amiel Courtin-Wilson is one of Australia's most innovative filmmakers whose internationally acclaimed work as both a filmmaker and artist spans feature films, documentary, video installation, drawing and photography. At 19 Amiel's debut award winning feature documentary CHASING BUDDHA premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He has since directed over 20 short films and six feature films including BASTARDY (2008), HAIL (2011), RUIN (2013) and THE SILENT EYE (2016). His films have screened at Cannes, Sundance, Venice, Rotterdam, The Whitney Museum and over a hundred other film festivals. Amiel's films have also exhibited at museums and galleries including MONA, The National Gallery of Victoria, The Gallery of New South Wales, MCA in Sydney, Gertrude Contemporary and The Ian Potter Museum. His work has received a plethora of awards including: Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival 2013, Best Moving Image portrait at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra (2016), Best Documentary at the IF Awards and Sydney Film Festival (2000), Best Documentary Jury Prize at the 2009 Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards, Best Editing at the Asian Pacific Film Festival, Best Film and Best Cinematography at the Sopot Film Festival and Best Film and Best Direction at the Fantaspoa Film Festival. Amiel also recently won the Byron Kennedy Award at the 4th AACTA Awards in recognition of his commitment to innovation in Australian Cinema over the last two decades. At the end of the stories, you’ll have a chance to ask questions- nothing too cheeky, but feel free to dig around. You’ll hear stories and advice you won’t get elsewhere - and these stories will (hopefully) put you in good stead to not make the same fuckups. Attendance is free, but we do ask you to register in advance. 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