Fuckup Nights Basel









What are FuckUp Nights ?

«FUN» is the abbreviation for «Fuckup Nights». Born in Mexico City in 2012 this event format guarantees a fun evening. Today FUNs take place in more than 300 cities in 80 countries around the world where stories about error, mistakes and setbacks are de-tabooed together with the audience.

The FuckUp Nights in Basel: Why?

The Basel region is Switzerland’s most dynamic and innovative economic area. It is #1 life sciences cluster and many tech companies draw talent from all over the world. In this headquarter of several global organizations, innovation and transformation are literally in the air. Furthermore it is also known for the incomparable art and architecture scene and its lively approach to life.

And in our time of constant change error, mistakes and setbacks have to be accepted as part of every development process. Learning to develop this ability into a skill is a key factor in surviving this digital revolution.

We decided to give this approach the appropriate phramework where it suddenly becomes easy to speak about wrong decisions and failed projects, even to transform them into a learning.

Trilingual – English, German and French

Basel is a special place – located in the heart of Europe, right next to Germany and France which makes this trinational region a great place to live and work. Because of three languages spoken, we decided to take this into account at FUN.Basel events.

The Founders

Jutta and Isabelle met at the Professional Womens‘ Group of Basel, a network of professional women from all over the world living and working in Basel. Sharing their experiences and thoughts they found that both have always been convinced that an error management culture boosts companies’ performance and goals achievement. This led them into a very fruitful partnership and the FuckUp Nights in Basel were born.

Jutta Jerlich and Isabelle Valibus

Today Isabelle lives in her hometown Paris again. Jutta leads the Fuckup Nights Basel events with all her passion and to the enjoyment of the FUN Community Basel.


for a special evening – a fun evening that is serious at the same time, full of positive energy and inspiring.

Looking forward to meeting you


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Creating a cultural shift about how we all think about “failure” because the ability to adapt to a constantly changing environment is essential.

Because errors are on your way to success

“A super evening Jutta. What I like very much is that presenters, and the community alike, work with learning from experiences presented – and we´re not subjected to this “… and now I´m THE best in the world” ra-ra. Thought provoking, insightful and vulnerable. Thank you! “

Ian Reid

Speaker FUN.Basel Vol XX

“The event was very exciting because of the diverse group of people it attracted. People who are open to learn and curious for the new. They are also not shy to talk about what did not work, which makes this a unique crowd in a world of bragging successes.”

Daniel Jordi

Speaker FUN.Basel Vol III

Jutta Jerlich

Jutta Jerlich


Collaboration and Co-Creation Evangelist

Cindy Piccolo

Cindy Piccolo


Communication Trainer

Photo Credits: Laure Finet

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A premiere – FUN Basel Vol 23

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FUN Basel Vol 22

Author: Jutta Jerlich 4. December 2019 We had a powerful set of female speakers. Very happy to have welcomed Sabine, Kathy and Sandra, our first speaker coming again sharing another story - she was part of FUN Basel Vol 6 on April 11, 2017. No intention to have a...

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Perfect evening – FUN.Basel Vol 21

Author: Jutta Jerlich 29. October 2019 - an evening as perfect as it can be It is always a surprise how a new set of speakers and their stories work out as a set. As an organizer it is key to know who will speak first, second and third. As our community tells me, I...

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