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F*ck Up Night

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05/01/2019 7:30pm
05/01/2019 9:30pm
The Barrel Room At Catawba Brewing

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"Hear our panel discuss their 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 be easier than working for a company... I'd be more happier," or "if I had (fill in the blank) I'd go out on my own,"?

As with all things in life, entrepreneurship has pros and cons to it. Come join us on May 1 as our featured speakers talk about the good, the bad, and the f*cking ugly moments of entrepreneurship.

The event is FREE to attend, and open to Advent members and nonmembers. Come laugh, cry, be inspired, and hear our panelists discuss their entrepreneurial f*ck ups, lessons learned, and how they are crushing it today.


Carrie Cook is a civic-minded entrepreneur. Carrie launched EmpowHERment in 2012, a nonprofit dedicated to connecting girls in Charlotte with female leaders to give them guidance and a role model of success. Carrie also serves as the executive director for GreenLight Fund Charlotte, a program focused on giving Charlotte a way to match the most urgent needs of low-income residents with the country’s best social innovations.

Sherrell Dorsey is a data journalist, social entrepreneur, speaker, and President & CEO of BLKTECH Interactive—North Carolina’s first hub supporting over 2,000 entrepreneurs and technologists of color across three cities. She is also the founder of daily tech newsletter, ThePLUG, covering founders and innovators of color.

Davita Galloway is owner of DUPP&SWAT, a change agent, a creative, a host, speaker, influencer, costumer, a doer, disruptor and a creator of all things dope. More, as a proponent and champion of building community, social equity, entrepreneurship and economic opportunity, Davita enjoys collaboration with impact on those outputs.