Everyone's favourite night. Nothing like watching accomplished, confident people share their still-raw, professional disasters with a crowd of 200+ colleagues who have been drinking beer.
Better than crying. Cheaper than therapy.
F*ckUp Nights is a global movement where stories of failed businesses and projects are told, questioned and celebrated. It started in 2012 in Mexico City and we've brought it to Victoria.
3 "f*ckuppers" will have 6 minutes each to tell their story and up to 10 minutes for Q&A. What was the project? What went wrong? What did they learn? What would they do differently?
Mike Wilson Mike Wilson has helped launch more than 100 titles and 5 different publishing labels in the $130B video game industry, and has been a well-regarded public figure in that world for most of his 22 years as an executive in that space. He'll tell us how one night, 4 interns in rooster costumes, 20 free drinks, and one Kanye moment on national television nearly undid all of that
Chris Turchansky Chris remembers being told by his mother at an early age “if you are going to commit to something, you need to commit to it 100%” Learn how ignoring this advice and only getting HALF naked set them back years, cost substantial money and most importantly, took away the advantage of moving first.
Andrew McLeod Andrew was 18, didn't know how to code and had never set up an e-commerce platform. But that didn't stop him from trying to beat eBay from his dorm room in 2005. By 2006 his startup was said to be the largest regional classified site of its kind in Eastern Canada. Or was it? Andrew's story reminds us all that sometimes the only thing tougher than failing is succeeding - and having no idea what to do next.
5:30pm Doors Open
Lights snacks provided. Bar available for purchase.5pm F*ckUp stories
Victoria, Vancouver Island, Industry Association, High Tech, Technology
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The Victoria Advanced Technology Council (VIATeC) is the conduit that connects people, knowledge and resources to grow a successful technology sector in Greater Victoria.
Since VIATeC's inception way back in 1989, the Greater Victoria tech sector has grown to over 800 known technology companies, employing more than 13,000 people and generating in excess of $1.95 billion in annual revenues with an economic impact of $2.65 billion. That's bigger than the revenues generated by the entire NHL and explains why the advanced technology is Greater Victoria's #1 private industry.
VIATeC is intended to be the first place that people contact for information or assistance related to advanced technology in Greater Victoria. VIATeC's membership, which currently stands at over 350 annually elects VIATeC's Board of Directors, which in turn provides guidance to the Executive Director.
Sector Information and Promotion
Serve as the definitive source of information on the local technology sector and the companies within it and be the driving force to promote the accomplishments of the Greater Victoria technology sector and the opportunities within it.
Raise awareness of the career opportunities available within local technology companies by targeting experienced workers and recent graduates while also promoting technology careers and innovation students.
Networking and Connections
Offer top quality networking and community building opportunities by connecting members through events and introductions along with topic specific information as requested.
Education and Mentoring
Provide timely, valuable information through seminars and connect interested members with experienced, volunteer mentors and advisors.
Members of VIATeC enjoy access to a diverse set of resources, services and events. To learn more about these services, click on the links. The list includes (but is not limited to):
Major Technology Related Events; awards, conferences expos
Peer Round Tables
VIATeC Business Directory Listings
Weekly Event, News and Career Updates
Government Program Information
Member Special Offers
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