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Fuckup Nights Twin Cities Provides Safe Space to Talk About Failure

We’re not sure if anyone can top the massive fuckup that has been  2020, but the speakers for the second outing of Fuckup Nights Twin Cities (presented by are going to try their best! Join us on September 22 from 4 – 5 p.m. for a virtual event unlike any other in the Twin Cities Startup Week 2020 lineup. Each of the speakers will share their biggest mistakes, what they learned from them, and how they moved on by telling stories rich with advice. 

Read more about the stellar lineup of speakers below, and be sure to register for your free ticket to F.U.N. Twin Cities. 

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Speakers for Fuckup Nights Twin Cities – Startup Week Edition

Thompson Aderinkomi – CEO of Nice Healthcare
Thompson Aderinkomi is the cofounder and CEO of Nice Healthcare, a technology enabled primary care clinic that serves patients in their homes. He has a a B.S. in Economics, an M.S. in Statistics and an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management He has been married for 16 years and lives with his wife and two sons in NE Minneapolis.

Heather Manley – CEO of On-Demand Group/Crooked Water Spirits
In 2013, Heather founded Crooked Water Spirits, an award-winning national spirits line that produces unique craft spirits, including bourbons, gins, vodkas, brandy, and ready-to-pour old fashioned, boulevardier, and negroni.These ‘spirits of the North’ can be found in seven states and over 500 liquor stores, restaurants, and airlines, gathering over 60 awards nationally. 

Heather purchased On Demand Group, a technology consulting company and family business, in 2008 with her brother, Sean Manley. They have since led the organization through significant growth and expanded ODG’s business clientele to reach global markets by offering offshore solutions in Southeast Asia. 

Nancy Lyons – Founder and CEO of Clockwork Interactive
CEO, author, and speaker, Nancy Lyons has been at the forefront of the work culture conversation for more than twenty years. “People-first as a business strategy” is the guiding principle that fuels the unique, award-winning culture at Clockwork. 

Nancy has led employees and clients through thousands of business, team, and work culture challenges. As a digital veteran, she has witnessed the dramatic change technology brought to both businesses and people, and yet also sees people and companies struggling to figure out how to adapt.

She speaks and writes about the crucial role work culture plays in delivering meaningful and effective results. Work culture — our feelings, behaviors, and interactions — is core to how we work. It’s a primary determinant of personal and professional success. Nancy has watched people go from being a victim of work to being the agent of work with simple shifts. Nancy’s book, Work Like a Boss, is available pre-order.


The MC: Sarah McNally – CEO of The People Brand Company
Sarah recently received a compliment from a client who called her, “The Business Culture Doctor.” It’s the perfect description of what Sarah strives to accomplish in her role as CEO at TransForm Corporation – to find a cure for the epidemic of unworthiness gripping our world and infecting business today.

Sarah’s company, TransForm Corporation, is The People Brand Company. TransForm doesn’t believe people are separate from the brand. They ARE the brand. They work with leaders and employees alike to increase engagement and create awareness of the vital part they play in delivering consistent and relevant customer experiences.

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About FuckUp Nights

FuckUp Nights is a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 to share public business failure stories with hundreds of people attending each event around the world.


Alex Skjong
Alex oversees the content produced for BETA, Twin Cities Startup Week, and When he’s not writing or editing, there’s a good chance he’s enjoying a refreshing brew and explaining the merits of heavy metal (of which there are many).