WINDHOEK, FEB 23 – The global movement ‘F@ck up nights’ is set to make yet another appearance in Windhoek on the 26th of February 20 19 at the Garden Inn (61 Bismarck street). Five well known entrepreneurs will be spilling all the beans on all the setbacks they faced and hardships they experienced on their entrepreneurial journies.
‘Fuck up nights’ is a global phenomenon that provides a platform aimed at bringing entrepreneurs together to discuss mainly the ‘fuck ups’ they experienced along their journey to the top. Stories of failed businesses and projects are told, questioned and celebrated. The movement has already been making waves around the world and countries such as Mexico, Berlin, Australia, and Canada (to name a few) were some of the first to catch the trend and hop on the ‘fuck up’ train.
The purpose of ‘Fuck up nights’ to meet new people, to engage and share and most importantly learn from the lessons others have learned. The speakers are all well known entrepreneurs and they will share their failures along their own journies, as well as the battles they have faced, instead of focusing only on their successes. It is an opportunity to engage with well known entrepreneurs, learn from them and ask them questions first hand.
The first ever ‘Fuck up nights’ in Windhoek was held on the 27th of March 2018 at the Warehouse theatre, and it featured the likes of Poiyah Media founder- Iilke Platt, Frozen yoghurt Namibia founder-Mrs.Uajokisa Akwenye, Entrepreneur and professional speaker Hermein Elago and Chopsi’s bar owner Chops Tshoopara.
The speakers all shared their entrepreneurial journies, setbacks, career paths and highlighted important coping mechanisms to run a successful business.
One of the speakers from the first event, Chops Tshoopara expressed that he deemed events of that nature as extremely crucial.
“From an entrepreneurial perspective, it is extremely interesting to engage with other entrepreneurs at that level. We often think we are the only ones experiencing a certain challenge and then you attend an event like ‘Fuck up nights’ and you learn that it is a part of the process and it is how you deal with it that makes or breaks you.” Tshoopara said.
Volume 2 of ‘Fuck up nights’ will be held on the 26th of February 2019 at Garden Inn on 61 Bismarck street. The show which will be hosted by Courage the comedian, is set to start at 7pm and will feature five entrepreneurs; Gazza- owner record label GMP , Shiwomeho Kalla well known as Shiwa the baker, Mr.Daniel Haufiku-owner of DK freight, Paulina the Iron lady and Michael Chikwiliwa.
One of the organizers Esther Kambonde shared that the success of volume one definitely encouraged them to keep pushing. “It’s a new concept to Namibians and we are so happy that it was well received, we are looking forward to the upcoming ones” Kambonde shared.
If you however for any reason cannot make it to this one, you can catch the next one on the 30th of April 2019 at Pelican cafe in Hochland park (right above Woermann Brock). Top Cheri- business personality, Estelle Tjipuka- business owner of Kuaii, Tju a
Kaupirura’- business owner Confab bistro, Simon Penda Samuel- founder of ‘Itumba PTY’ and David Regto- founder of ‘Go Safe’ are the entrepreneurs that will be
Tickets for both events are going for N$50 and for more information contact 081
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