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People are flocking to ‘F*ckUp Nights’ to discuss bouncing back from failure

FuckUp Nights is a global event hosted in cities around the world such as New York, London, Tel Aviv, Barcelona and Cape Town.

Events follow a standard format.

Each evening features three or four speakers who address the audience for about seven minutes, using 10 images to support the discussion.

Engagement is key.

After each speaker; questions are opened to the floor, followed by a final networking session and drinks.

The friendly get-together stems from the need for sharing the business failures that entrepreneurs overcame and that allowed them to achieve the hard-sought success that eventually followed.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Cape Town Office founder Lizelle van Rhyn, Ekaya.com CEO Justin Melville and Blink Tower MD Elodie Burls for his weekly “The Science Of” feature.

Listen to the interviews in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

The name aptly describes when you hit a road bump in your business.

Lizelle van Rhyn, Cape Town Office

I did not understand the market. This was my confession on stage. I had never watched a soccer show until I started the business and I have never watched one since. It's embarrassing, but it's the truth.

Elodie Burls, Blink Tower

I learned there’s no use in trying solve someone’s problem if you’ve not experienced it yourself.

Elodie Burls, Blink Tower

Our next gathering is on the 19th of April, a Wednesday.

Lizelle van Rhyn, Cape Town Office

Tickets are available via Quicket.

Lizelle van Rhyn, Cape Town Office

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