Hey there! Thanks for coming to our website. We’re glad we got your attention, but we want you to know that we’re not just about bad words – we’re all about sharing lessons from professional failure.
Fuckup Nights Mobile is a speaker series and community that’s part of a growing global movement, sharing stories of business failure. 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.
Back in 2012, in Mexico, Leticia Gasca realized that her business had failed. Rather than keeping it to herself, she decided to share her failure with four fellow entrepreneurs. The conversation flowed thanks to many rounds of a traditional drink called mezcal, with the friends all openly reflecting on their business screw-ups.
The process would later be repeated by the group, inviting others to join in the ritual of sharing business failures. Today, Fuckup Nights happen in 300+ cities and 84+ countries.
Fuckup Nights Mobile was founded by Christopher Ray Coleman, who came across the brand by seeing a post from the Fuckup Nights Birmingham chapter on Linkedin. Before this moment, he’d never seen people tell stories of failure so openly. It was refreshing and inspiring and resonated with him on a deep level.
When he visited the Fuckup Nights Global website, Chris was shocked to find that a Fuckup Nights chapter didn’t exist here yet and was inspired to launch it himself. He figured it would be pretty ironic to fail at something called “Fuckup Nights” (being a black man in the conservative deep south), but, went for it anyway, and that’s how Fuckup Nights Mobile came to be.
Fuckup Nights Mobile events feature amazing speakers, great food and drinks, and a tribe of people who are on a journey towards embracing failure for the beautiful thing that it is. The vibe is authentic and raw, letting our speakers and community be vulnerable in a safe setting free of judgment.
Failure is a product of action, entrepreneurship, and creation. It’s also what makes us HUMAN. We’re here to break down stigmas and amplify the message that failure is healthy and essential to learning and growing.