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F*ck Up Night Davidson Style

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10/09/2018 6:30pm
10/09/2018 9:00pm
Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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"Hear from our speakers about entrepreneurial f*ck ups, lessons learned, and how they are crushing it today."

Ever think to yourself "wow, I want to do what he/she is doing," or "I bet working for myself would amazing and so much easier than working for a company"?

As with all things in life, entrepreneurship has pros and cons to it. Come join us on October 9 for a very special edition of F*ck Up Night. This time we are taking the show on the road and heading to Davidson College. Come hear our featured speakers talk about the good, the bad, and the f*cking ugly moments of entrepreneurship. Come laugh, cry and be inspired!


Brian Helfrich: Brian Helfrich is the owner and CEO of Summit Coffee Co. After growing up in Connecticut and Cleveland, Brian headed south to Davidson College and hasn't turned back. Upon graduating in 2007 with a degree in Creative Writing, Brian bored himself to sleep as a journalist for four years in Charlotte before coming back to Davidson to grow Summit from a single cafe on Main Street to a business that now employs 60 people and distributes coffee nationwide. Brian is married to a Davidson alum, and they live right around the block from the Kindreds!

Katy Kindred: Katy Kindred is the co-owner of not one, but two nationally known and acclaimed restaurants: Kindred and Hello, Sailor. Originally from Chicago, Katy and her husband, Joe, moved to Charlotte less than 10 years ago as Joe grew up in the area. Immediately after opening, Kindred became the darling of the culinary world and received accolades from Bon Appétit magazine and was a James Beard Award finalist. Hello, Sailor opened in late 2017. Involved in every aspect of both restaurants, Katy knows what it takes to open two successful restaurants in the somewhat unpredictable restaurant scene.

Braxton Winston: A Davidson College graduate with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and a two-time letterman on the football team, Braxton Winston has skyrocketed in the past few years from citizen journalist, protestor to elected official. In addition to being known as Councilman Winston, he is a stagehand and grip, and a member of our region’s robust sports television and entertainment production community. You may have seen him operating the camera at Hornets games.