Women entrepreneurs illustrate their successes and failures in the metaverse
Women working in the technology and graphics industries shared their business and professional failures during the third ever Fuckup Nights Tbilisi to help others avoid similar mistakes. Held on 21 July, with support from UN Women, this was the first Fuckup Nights Tbilisi to be held in the metaverse, a virtual space, which allowed 200 guests from 22 countries to attend – making it one of the top four metaverse events worldwide.
Three speakers shared their stories in order to motivate other women: Ana Chubinidze, founder of “Pocket Studio”, the illustrator and designer, Ana Miminoshvili, and Victoria Sakurova, the founder of “Sakura Business Properties”.
“About 10 years ago, when I first became interested in the field of design and advertising, looking at the portfolios of female designers, and learning about their career paths was a great source of motivation for me,” Ana Miminoshvili said after her speech. “This experience is probably universal, so I think it is very important for beginner artists to listen to female speakers at such events, especially on the local scene.”
Fuckup Nights is a global movement and event series. And Fuckup Nights Tbilisi vol. 28: in the Metaverse was organized by Startup Büro and held in partnership with Impact Hub Tbilisi, with support from the Bank of Georgia and Beeline. The partners of the event were: the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in the South Caucasus, Grant Thornton, Axel - Georgian Business Angel Network, Remy Martin and Noxtton. The metaverse event partners were Arrival and MetaViu.
UN Women’s support for their movement is one part of the women’s economic empowerment component of the “Good Governance for Gender Equality in Georgia” project, implemented with the aid of the Government of Norway.