Noemi & I started to brainstorm ways to reach out LOTE5 strategic partners and potential clients. Here’s some inspiration from Antiheroes not-so-fuckedup encounters.
This presentation worked as an appetizer in one of our first attempts in turning FuckUp Nights into a private event for organizations (in this example a Belgian bank). We sent it as an icebreaker to people we already collaborated with in the bank’s incubator and thanks to some other lucky circumstances, like extra attention given by Belgian media covering FuckUp Nights during that week, we got to our first meeting with the bank’s change management team (that led eventually to a private FUN normally to happen in November, currently preparing for one last conclusive meeting).
The Brace For Failure WS series (here below) is our most validated product, mainly appreciated by (pretty traditional) incubators and more edgy design schools/universities. We guess that using tags like FuckUp, Destroy Your Idea and Poor Little Smart Kid was our way to differ from the FAIL2SUCCEED crowd. It was a seemingly accurate guess from the feedback we got, especially from long-lasting public initiatives having hard times gathering a critical mass on the topic.
FuckUp Nights Brussels was our main monthly community builder that pulled people’s attention to our mission of “commiting ourselves to the art of being wrong and of openly talking about failure”. Our next date in on the 10th of September and we’re still on the way to attract this season’s strategic partners… Edgeryders being one of our most welcomed allies.
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