F#@kUp Nights is a fierce, community minded storytelling event that acknowledges the mistakes and stories that impact our personal lives and professional careers, affecting us as the humans that we are.
F#@kUp Nights is a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 to share public business failure stories with hundreds of people attending each event around the world. At each event speakers are invited to talk about their stories; we’ll learn about their biggest mistakes, what they learned and how they moved on, all whilst sharing invaluable advice along the way.
Join an illustrious line up of Ballarat entrepreneurs including:
- David Young – Managing Director of Petstock: David’s family acquired Ballarat Produce & Merchandise in 1991 and in September 2002, they formed a franchise alliance with eight other similar regional businesses and as a result the PETstock franchise was born. PETstock are now the largest, 100% Australian owned and operated pet specialty retailer in the country, with 150+ stores and 2,000 team members across Australia and New Zealand.
- Amander Aleem – Founder of Le Chic Skin & Beauty: Amanda’s journey began six years ago when she started her first business Le Chic Skin & Beauty. Amanda is fueled by an unwavering commitment and deep passion to help women everywhere look and feel their best, which has propelled this business forward and allowed it to become the success it is today.
- Carly Macdonald – Part Owner Spots on Pots Nursery: Carly is the silent (in comparison) partner in Spot on Pots and Nursery. Having owned the business with her husband Jason since 2011, Carly didn’t initially imagine she would be so involved in the business. The journey so far has been challenging, both professionally and personally.
At the end of each person’s story, the audience will have a chance to ask questions – nothing too cheeky, but feel free to dig around. You’ll hear stories and advice you won’t get elsewhere – and these stories will (hopefully) put you in good stead to not make the same f#@kups.