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Fuckup Nights, Melbourne x SENVIC

27 April 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Left banner: Text that reads "Fuck Up Nights Melbourne X SENVIC - Fuckup Nights is a storytelling-focused gathering acknowledging the mistakes, failures, and fuckup stories that impact our personal lives and professional careers, affecting us as the humans that we are. THE COMMONS QV - 3 Albert Coates Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000" Right banner: a picture of two hands, one with the middle finger wrapped in gauze as though injured, the other holding a roll of gauze. Ribbon with text "Thursday 27 April 2023 - 6pm-830pm" Bottom banner: Text with logos saying "brought to you in partnership with: FuckUp Nights (r), The Commons,"


Welcome to FuckUp Nights Melbourne April edition! presented in association with SENVIC and Garry Williams, one of our Inner Metropolitan network leads.  

Fuckup Nights are a storytelling-focussed gathering event – acknowledging the mistakes, failures, and fuckup stories that impact our personal lives and professional careers, affecting us as the humans that we are.

It is a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 and established to help share public failure stories with hundreds of people attending each event around the world. Each month 3-4 speakers will be invited to talk about their fuckup stories; we’ll learn about their biggest mistakes, what they learned, how they moved on- all whilst sharing invaluable advice along the way.

The speakers will candidly share in 7-10 minutes:

* What their project / business was

* What went wrong / How it affected their personal life / What they learned / What they would do differently.

Speaker 1: Bec Scott OAM

Speaker 2: To Be Announced

Speaker 3: To Be Announced


At the end of each story, we have a bit of Q&A time where you’ll have a chance to ask questions- nothing too cheeky, but feel free to dig around.

You’ll hear stories and advice you won’t get elsewhere – and these stories will (hopefully) put you in good stead to not make the same FuckUp’s.

We have a few extra questions on our registration form this month, to help guide future social enterprise and impact initiatives curated for the community – please feel free to share what is most relevant so we can help progress some important topics in future activations!

About the speakers

Bec Scott is the Co-founder and CEO of STREAT, a Melbourne-based social enterprise that works with marginalised young people aged 16-24 years and provides them with a healthy self, job and home. STREAT run a portfolio of 11 foodservice businesses, including cafes, an artisan bakery, a catering company, and a coffee roastery. To date STREAT has worked with over 2,200 young people who have helped serve over 3 million customers.

Bec is also the catalyser and co-founder of Moving Feast, a network collaborating to create a connected, fair and regenerative Victorian food system.

Prior to starting STREAT Bec spent a decade at the CSIRO working in science communication. Bec is also passionate about the arts and has spent 20 years collaborating with artists, photographers, illustrators, writers, makers and designers.

On a weekend you’ll usually find her doing an arts side project, pottering around in STREAT’s garden with her partner Kate, or playing Lego with their son Will.

Bec on LinkedIn:

Jamal Elsheikh is a social innovator, global influencer, business executive, and serial entrepreneur.

With an impressive track record of creating successful social impact programs and partnerships, Jamal is an inspiration for those who want to make a positive impact in society.

He is also a regular contributor to leading media networks such as ABC, SBS, and BBC.

Jamal is a Kenneth Myer Innovation Fellow for 2022 and an Optus business mentor. Currently, he is working on exciting projects related to the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Jamal on LinkedIn:

Noel Lim is the Co-founder and CEO of Anika Legal, a social enterprise legal service that provides free, online legal support to assist marginalised renters to maintain safe, secure housing.

Anika Legal’s free services are supported by law students enrolled in virtual internship programs, and are funded by university law schools. To date, Anika Legal has assisted over 600 renters to maintain safe housing.

In his spare time you’ll find Noel rock climbing, creative writing, or doing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Noel on LinkedIn:


27 April 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


The Commons QV


The Commons QV
3 Albert Coates Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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