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FITNB: Failing is the New Black

by Tim Adkins
4 Atlanta Based Social Entrepreneurs to Share Stories of Failure

Now hosting events in over 150 cities across the globe, FuckUp Nights will launch it’s first event in Atlanta on Thursday, October 15. The event will focus on some of the city’s top social entrepreneurs showcasing Atlanta’s best new communities provoking change.

How it Works

Each FuckUp Nights story is told in a simple presentation format where each storyteller will show 10 slides, each for 40-seconds (similar to PechaKucha – advancing automatically). Each talk will last 7 minutes, followed by 5-minutes of Q&A. The evening will include networking before and after stories are shared.

Fail Stories
  • Stories will be about fails big and small and will include personal and professional “f-ups.”
  • Each storyteller will reveal a project or problem, what went wrong, and highlight lessons learned and key takeaways.
  • Stories will be entertaining and fun!

*In case the name of the event doesn’t give it away, this is a night for fun, laughter and vulnerability. This is an opportunity and chance for anyone who’s experienced failure to be celebrated and supported.

Storytellers
  • Derreck Kayongo – Derreck is an accomplished nonprofit executive, speaker and founder of The Global Soap Project.
  • Michelle Morgan – Michelle is an architect by training and serial entrepreneur by practice; currently the founder and director of NEX Labs.
  • Shaun King – Shaun is founder and director of Justice Together – a new coalition to end police brutality in America. He is also the lead justice writer for Daily Kos.
  • Kate Atwood – Kate is an entrepreneur and community leader who built her career on heading-up social impact initiatives.  At 23, Kate founded Kate’s Club.
The Details 
  • Date: October 15, 2015
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Center for Civic Innovation; 115 Martin Luther King Junior Drive SW, Atlanta GA 30303; 3rd Floor
    • NOTE…this has changed! 
  • Tickets: Tickets are $15. Register here. Space is limited!
Need more information or have questions? Email the organizers, visit the FuckUp Nights Atlanta website or apply to tell your fail story at an upcoming event.

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