Fuckup Nights NYC | Vol. 1 WeLive FiDi


Every failure has a story.

Every story has a lesson.

NYC's most inspirational leaders share their fuckups
and the lessons learned.

This edition of Fuckup Nights NYC will discuss:


Union Square Volume 11 Speakers:

Mark Wachen

Mark Wachen serves as the Managing Director at DreamIt Ventures. He was Managing Director Emeritus. Mark is the Founder and Managing Director of Upstage Ventures. He serves as Advisor of Catchafire, Inc. He co-founded Optimost LLC in 2001 and served as its Chief Executive Officer up until its November 2007. Mr. Wachen served as Managing Director of Optimost after the acquisition through 2009. He spent seven years at Sony Entertainment, overseeing a wide variety of Internet initiatives. Mr. Wachen served as Chief Executive Officer of Indimi (Internet Direct Marketing Intelligence, Inc.). In this role, he spearheaded the acquisitions of InfoBeat, AdTools, and DailyRating. Under his management, InfoBeat grew from two million to eighy million subscribers, and was later sold to Euniverse. Mr. Wachen served as Vice President of Online Ventures for Sony Music, where he spearheaded many online initiatives, including Sony Music's investments in Spinner and the launch of the Sony Music Online Web site in 1994. He has worked with a variety of other companies including ChaiLabs, SeatGeek, Opinionaided, GameChanger, YouNow, Thumb, STELLAService, Metrics, CatchAFire and Cyan Pictures. Mr. Wachen has been a Director of Optify, Inc. since April 2010. He serves as a Member of Board of Advisors at OrderGroove. Mr. Wachen has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a Bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from Dartmouth College.

Alanna Gregory

Alanna Gregory started VIVE with a long-time stylist and friend Cristin Armstrong in 2013. They both agreed that the beauty world needed some work. Alanna as a client had difficult time getting an appointment; when, where and who she wanted it with. Her stylist friend Cristin had an unsteady schedule and wanted to be more in control of it. They set out to create an innovative solution to both sides. VIVE is a membership based beauty concierge service that allows customers to pick and book appointments at top rated salons with the click of a button.

Michael Davis

Mike is the CTO and Co-Founder of MPower Financing. Mike is a seasoned technologist adept at solving big data problems using technology. He is a serial entrepreneur with 13 startups under his belt, most of which were in the financial services or e-commerce space. One of his prior ventures, Zuga, is one of the top e-retailers for baby products in Chile.In the past, Mike has been Director of Web Innovation and Strategy for Avon and has worked for Sapient, a leading software company. Mike holds an M.B.A from INSEAD and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Purdue University. Fun Fact: Mike is addicted to grid-lined notebooks, Evernote and his Lamy 3+1 pen.

Tickets online cutoff at 5pm day of the event and price goes up to $20 at the door!

FuckUp Nights is the fastest growing, global movement of entrepreneurs coming together to tell, discuss and learn from stories of personal and business failure.

As my mother would tell me growing up, "Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors", you can arguably learn more from failure than someone's success. Now in 160+ cities and 58+ countries worldwide, we’re excited for you to join our community at the eleventh FuckUp Nights NYC in Manhattan!

Speakers will share their story, including the project/business, what they did wrong – the FAIL – and what they learned.

Attendees will enjoy local beer, wine, mixed drinks, food and snacks at the WeWork Honesty Shop in the gorgeous WeWork Irving Place building in Union Square. You will have the opportunity to meet with presenters, ask questions, and share your own stories of failure in a supportive and collaborative environment.

See you there!

Double High Fives to our Partner:

Please send all inquiries for sponsorship details to Director Peter Sinkevich at peter@fuckupnights.co

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