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Fuckup Nights San Francisco Vol. IV

  • Starfish Mission 1535 Mission Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)

What's Fuckup Nights?

Failure is a part of any success story, but we don't talk about it enough. We've all been to plenty of events where people tell you how they hacked, hustled, and created their success, but very few where someone gets upand says "I totally messed up, and this is what you can learn from it."

Fuckup Nights is a global speaker series where stories of failed businesses and projects are told, questioned and celebrated. Each speaker is given 7 minutes and is able to use 10 images. After each speaker, there’s a Q&A session, as well as time for mingling and drinks!

300+ cities, 100+ countries, 7 minutes, 10 images, 1 failure.


6:00 - 7:00 pm: Registration, meeting fellow fuckuppers and drinks 

7:00 - 8:30 pm: Fuckup presentations + Q&A

8:30 - 9:00 pm: More drinks, more mingling with fellow fuckuppers

Speakers: Ameen of SpankChain, Marc of Aikon and J-Lo of Serendipia

Ameen Soleimani

Ameen is the CEO of SpankChain, a blockchain based adult entertainment platform. He was previously a software engineer at ConsenSys where he focused on state channels research and P2P energy trading. He also helped launch AdChain, the first Token Curated Registry to curate a list of non-fraudulent online publishers.

Marc Blinder

Marc Blinder is the co-founder and Chief Product Officer for AIKON, a technology company with the mission of making the promise of blockchain a reality. With a degree in Political Science from Princeton, Blinder’s career began as a political operative in the rough and tumble world of California elections before he switched to the tech industry. Blinder ran his first company at 28 years old, a social network called Mobileplay (which he sold to Good Technology) and became Creative Director at Context Optional which sold to Efficient Frontier for $50M. At Efficient Frontier, Marc set up the social business across EMEA before the company was acquired by Adobe for $400M. Over the years, he also authored multiple patents and a few plays.


Jean-Loïck has a masters in Social Entrepreneurship, is the previous co-founder of Simba Education increasing access to early childhood education using mobile technologies in Zimbabwe. He is now a co-founder of Serendipia’s social innovation camps in Thailand and a co-living house founder for mission-driven millennials and crypto enthusiasts in San Francisco - Serendipia Nest. J-Lo is also now the CEO for the Serendipia Cooperative. A gamified market network for communities and non-profits.

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