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We’re back at the Seattle Interactive Conference and have an AMAZING line-up of superstar, badass women who can’t wait to share their fuckups!

Keita Williams is the Founder and Chief Strategist of Success Bully, an elite accountability practice for high-achieving “Type A” individuals who are stuck. In 2016, she began offering strategic support to our clients to create momentum in both their personal and professional lives; since then Success Bully has worked with individuals and businesses alike, including: Amazon (sub-vendor with ThinkGen), Alley to the Valley, Apptio, CEO Wattage, Ladies Get Paid, PartnerTap, Team Soapbox, The Swing Shift, and WeWork Labs. Keita is excited to share some of her “lessons learned” (ahem) along the way.

Chanel Reynolds has lived in Seattle for nearly 25 years and has worked in the creative, technology, and non-profit fields – she is a devoted Pacific North-westerner but insists growing up in Minnesota has made her ‘very Midwestern on the inside.’ She describes her work as “making things and showing them to people,” or “creating order out of chaos” – skills she learned as a project manager and had to lean on heavily after her husband was killed in an bicycling accident in 2009 when she became a widowed, single mother of a 5 year old as well as step-mom to a 13 year old. She discovered she wasn’t half as prepared as she should have been. And neither are you. She founded and launched the Get Your Shit Together website in 2013 to share some of the lessons and advice on what she ‘wished she would have done’ before the accident to have been better prepared – her hope was to help her friends and family – however, her story struck a chord and quickly spread internationally. Chanel has been featured in the New York Times, on NPR, CBS This Morning, and CNBC and has reached millions of people worldwide with her unique ‘kick in the pants’ to help people get the important stuff done. She co-founded the recently acquired website, GYST.com, in 2015, consults with companies and organizations and offers talks and offers workshops around the country. Her first book, ‘What Matters Most: The Get Your Shit Together Guide to Wills, Money, Insurance and Life’s What-if’s’ was published by Harper Collins this past March and is available at your local book retailer.

Adriana Vela, Founder, MarketTecNexus, is an entrepreneur and certified business coach strategist at the forefront of technologies in the high-tech, biotech, nanotech and immersive tech sectors. She works with companies dealing with fast-paced market drivers and technological disruptions that threaten their competitive edge. Her Fortune 100 company expertise includes tracking technologies, launching dozens of products, leading million-dollar initiatives, and defining new markets. As an entrepreneur, she has earned numerous awards including recognition from US Senator Dianne Feinstein for her partnership with UCSD Medical Center as a named sub-recipient in a $20M, 5-year NIH/NCI grant. But that doesn’t mean she hasn’t fucked up a thing or two along the way. Check out Adriana’s future-readiness quiz via the QR code below!

Get in touch and read more about the event here.

Fuckup Nights Seattle – Volume 8!

 

Introducing our Fuckup Nights Seattle v8 Speakers!

Come hear their fuckups at ATLAS Workbase, Wednesday June 13 at 6:15! Grab your tix here.

Tori Dunlap

Tori Dunlap - Fuckup Nights

Tori started her first business at age nine, and landed a job as the head of digital marketing for a global brand before turning 22. A digital marketer, blogger, and entrepreneur, she is the founder of Victori Media — personal finance and career for the ambitious millennial woman. Obsessed with finding cheap flights, reading a good book in the bathtub, and you.

Vince Cavin

Vince Cavin - Fuckup Nights

Vince is a tech veteran, starting his career as a video game designer in Silicon Valley. His passion is to create places, events, and programs that bring together various communities that celebrate innovation, creativity, and diversity. He’s won awards for his placemaking ventures and part of the founding team for the world’s first startup crowdfunding festival, One Spark. He is currently building a startup training program at Seattle’s tech workspace, SURF Incubator.

Mallory Erickson

Mallory Erickson - Fuckup Nights

In 2009, Mallory traveled to Managua, Nicaragua to volunteer with a small jewelry cooperative formed by residents of the local trash dump.  Despite having zero business experience, she was put in charge of the cooperative and spent the next five years leading design, production, marketing, and sales.  This incredibly exciting and difficult experience inspired Mallory to return to Seattle and pursue her MBA.  She has spent each passing quarter reflecting on all of the things she should have done differently.

Sheri LaVigne

Sheri LaVigne Fuckup Nights

Sheri was Seattle’s local Cheese Vixen. She brought the magic of cheese with a side of Brooklyn to the Emerald City for 6 fantastic years.  She now tells stories and herds cats for a living. She is the producer of Dirty Little Secrets, a Storytelling event dedicated to everything from bad dates to sexy misadventures, and everything in between – every 4th Thursday at the Grotto in the Rendezvous.

 

FuckUp Nights Seattle Speakers: Bryan Copley

Bryan Copley - CityBldr
Bryan Copley – CityBldr

Bryan Copley lost $5 million dollars. That’s right folks, Bryan shared this amazing story with us back in November 2016. As you can read in his speaker bio on our blog, Bryan founded CityBldr, a disruptive real estate company in Seattle.

As many other aspiring entrepreneurs, Bryan decided to launch his idea while downscaling his lifestyle so he could bootstrap his company.

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Bryan started meeting with several VCs. The process was confusing, messy, and of course very complicated. It was especially interesting, as Bryan tells it, how VCs will more easily invest in your startup only if there are other investors lined up as well. Sort of like a chicken-and-the-egg situation.

So, as VCs became interested in CityBldr, they slowly walked away from the idea, except one VC that was offering to invest $5M in Bryan’s company. You would think this was a great opportunity, and indeed it was. The investor called Bryan and gave him the great news. He was also curious about knowing who else was interested and how much they were offering. This was the pivotal point for Bryan. He had two options:

  1. Tell the truth: there was no other investor. This, of course, posed a major risk: losing this VCs investment
  2. Lie and get the investment

Guess what Bryan’s decision was?

Meet Our FuckUp Nights Seattle Vol.2 Speakers

It isn’t a FuckUp night if there are no speakers. So, behold our lineup!

Kim Flanery-Rye
Creative Director, Yesler

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Kim brings nearly 20 years of experience in art, design, communication, training, marketing and management. Kim leads and directs a growing team of more than 40 creative minds, who deliver quality work for her clients in the fast-paced B2B marketing world. Prior to joining Yesler, Kim provided leadership coaching and guidance for executives across the finance organizations for communication strategy and execution at T-Mobile. She also owns an award winning retail boutique and gallery supporting over 140 local artist and designers.

Bryan Copley
Co-Founder and CEO, CityBldr

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Bryan is the CEO of CityBldr, a disruptive real estate tech company that uses AI to determine the best use of every piece of land. His team has found $38B in underutilized real estate in Seattle alone, and has 300 real estate developers using their product and over 3000 property owners registered in King County. He served as both a member and Chair of the Corporate Committee at the Seattle Symphony, and as an advisor to several startups, including Triangul8, Botana and Storm Sensor. Bryan has worked in real estate since 2004 and founded 3 real estate companies, and is excited to share his FuckUps!

Priya Sinha Cloutier
Principal Attorney, Cloutier Global

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Founded by Priya Cloutier, Cloutier Global is a full services Intellectual Property Firm. After working for large law firms, Priya chose to pursue her passion of working with start-ups and emerging companies helping them build their business. Priya’s background is in Nuclear Engineering. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she spent many years developing methods to measure and manage nuclear and chemical waste. She has worked at Los Alamos National Engineering Laboratories, Idaho National Engineering Laboratories, and Hanford. Priya’s engineering experience helped her find a passion for clean technologies and energy, economic improvement, and bringing new ideas to the world.

Ben Weagraff
Founder and CEO, Saffron Key

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Ben’s patent applications in the area of “Shared Customer Relationship Management” allow small businesses to uncover new customer insights and drive new revenue streams. This twist on existing methodologies was borne out of his research into enterprise CRM and his time as a small business owner. Historically, Ben is a business consultant and economist. He is currently in the throes of raising money and finding employees for his first startup, and he can’t wait to share the experience.

Remember to register via Eventbrite, download the app or print out your ticket to show at the door. We’ll be waiting on Thursday, November 17th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at:

WeWork Seattle

Holyoke Building

107 Spring St

Seattle, WA

98104