Fuckup Nights NYC | Vol 3 - Brooklyn


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:


Brooklyn Volume 3 Speakers:

Caroline Woolard

Caroline Woolard makes art and infrastructures for the solidarity economy. Her method enjoins objects to their contexts of circulation. Woolard builds sculptures for barter only as she also creates international barter networks that continue to grow; she fabricates model Shaker housing and she also convenes organizers of community land trusts.
After co-founding and co-directing resource sharing networks OurGoods.org and TradeSchool.coop from 2008-2014, Woolard's organizing work is now focused on BFAMFAPhD.com, a collective she founded that uses both data and installation art to advocate for cultural equity, and the NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative that exists to create and support truly affordable commercial space in New York City. While making infrastructure, Woolard furnishes gathering spaces with objects that are as imaginative as the conversations that occur in those spaces.
Caroline Woolard’s work has been supported by residencies and fellowships at MoMA, the Queens Museum, the Judson Church, the Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Fund, Eyebeam, the MacDowell Colony, and by unemployment benefits, the curiosity of strangers, her partner, and many collaborators. Recent group exhibitions include: Crossing Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY; Maker Biennial, The Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY; and Artist as Social Agent, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH. Woolard’s work will be featured in Art21’s New York Close Up documentary series over the next three years. Woolard is a lecturer at the School of Visual Arts and the New School, a project manager at the worker-owned design firm CoLab.coop, and is a member of the Community Economies Research Network and the board of the Schumacher Center for a New Economics.

Coss Marte

While serving a sentence in his 9’x6′ prison cell, Coss Marte developed a unique and effective exercise program without the need for any equipment. He was able to lose over 70 pounds with this regimen, and even assisted other inmates with developing healthier lifestyles. The shining accomplishment of the Defy Ventures program pioneered by Catherine Hoke, Coss has gone from a drug kingpin on the Lower East Side of Manhattan to a incarcerated inmate to successful founder in one of the most dramatic and immensely inspiring stories you will ever hear. His program utilizes military bootcamp techniques, along with some additional secrets that Coss developed himself. Coss' story has been featured the NY Post, Daily Mail, The Coveteur, Fox News, Racked, The Lo Down, MSN, Esquire, NBC, and more. Coss also gave a Ted talk at TedxHudson, been featured on NPR and he raised over $25,000 in a Kickstart campaign last year. Fuckup Nights NYC is very proud to have Coss with us to share his story for everyone to learn from.

Danny Matthews

Co-founder and CEO of Postcard, a mobile platform designed to build synergies between producers and consumers on the social, local, and mobile level. Danny previously founded Clustr, a mobile utility, that was awarded Best Mobile App of March 2016.
Danny has been in the mobile technology space for over 3 years and he is focused on creating disruptive platforms that displace the inefficiencies of cliched enterprise companies that are unwilling, or unable, to meet the changing needs of their consumers.
Danny's passion for proof of concept has lead to an unprecedented marketing approach for Postcard which has reached over 1 million web-visitors prior to launch. Danny previously was an investment banker in the biotechnology sector and graduated from Trinity College with a BA in History. Danny is a born and raised New Yorker and avid New York sports fan.

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 entrepreneurial people who come together to tell, discuss and learn from stories of businesses and personal failure.

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

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

Attendees will enjoy local beer, wine, mixed drinks, food and snacks at the WeWork Honesty Shop in the gorgeous WeWork Dumbo Heights building in Brooklyn. You will have the opportunity to talk with presenters, ask questions, network and share your own fail story in a supportive and collaborative environment.

See you there!

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Wed Nov 9, 2016
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM EST
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