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There’s enough press around success, and not enough for all the frustrating, confusing, chaotic, hilarious moments in between.
Fuckup Nights is a global movement first staged in Mexico City in 2012 to share business failure stories in a candid way — to destigmatise and explore the tough moments, to create a solid foundation for entrepreneurs.
After the successful campaigns of the first seventh editions of FuckUp Nights in Bangalore, we have stepped it up by mixing and upgrading this campaign. You will have to be present on the Night to learn about it.
OUR SPEAKERS IN THIS ROUND (Bios below):
- Aditya Surneni, Co-Founder of Guardians of Dreams
- K Vaitheeswaran, Senior Advisor at Deloitte
- Varun Agarwal, Co-Founder of Alma Mater, filmmaker & author
THE GAME PLAN:
3-4 entrepreneurs share their failures — each speaker gets 7 minutes and can use 10 images.
Then, you ask them questions: ask anything you’re curious about, that would add value to your night. Don’t hold back! The speaker will decide whether or not to answer.
You bring yourself. We bring the cool vibe, drinks, music, and kickass speakers. We unite at 7pm, break for mingling at 840pm, and reunite every other month.
Aditya Surneni is the co-founder of Guardians Of Dreams, a social start-up that he started with 3 other friends in September of this year that aims to provide the necessary care, resources & support for all children living in orphanages & street shelters in India that will enable them to achieve positive adult outcomes.
Before that, he worked as Director of Fundraising for a youth volunteer network for a span of 3.5 years. And as part of the role he had designed pan India fundraising strategy for them and operationalised it across 23 cities in India.
He is one of the youngest and most successful crowd- funding and resource mobilization specialists in the social sector in India.
K Vaitheeswaran is referred to as the “father of e-commerce in India”. His pioneering efforts in e-commerce since 1999 has helped create a fast growing internet retail industry today in India.
After spending 14 years in the Murugappa Group and Wipro Infotech in various business development roles, he co-founded India’s first e-commerce company Fabmart.com (later branded Indiaplaza) and India’s first integrated retail company Fabmall – acquired by Aditya Birla Group in 2006 and re-branded as More chain of stores.
Currently Senior Advisor at Deloitte, K Vaitheeswaran consults with top retailers and brands on their e-commerce, omni-channel, internet plays and help them go online. He also mentors e-commerce and data analytics start-ups.
Varun Agarwal is a filmmaker, entrepreneur and a bestselling author. He is 25 years old and has three companies to his credit – Alma Mater , Reticular And Last Minute Films. His company Alma Mater is India’s largest provider of merchandise and memorabilia to schools and colleges.
As a filmmaker he has directed the likes of Preity Zinta and AR Rahman in music videos and his films have over a million views on Youtube.
His debut novel “How I Braved Anu Aunty And Co-Founded A Million Dollar Company” became a National Bestseller within a month of its release and is already in its third print.
P.S. There will be a Registration fee of Rs. 200 including a Welcome drink of your choice + Special Menu for attendees. You can pay at the venue or buy your ticket now HERE.
(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm