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Hustlin' for the Holidays

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We're teaming up with our friends at WeWork for an ugly sweater party and fundraiser for The Empty Stockings Fund. This is sure to be our funnest FuckUp Nights Atlanta yet!

Per usual, this FuckUp Nights Atlanta is going to be a little different. 100% of all proceeds will go to The Empty Stockings Fund and to help ring in that true holiday spirit, we want you to wear the ugliest sweater in your closet. Don't worry, you'll still get the lessons learned from failure stories of 4 of Atlanta's ballsiest, risk-taking, entrepreneurs (and the free beer). The ugliest sweater will win a free hot-desk for a month at WeWork!

In addition to raising some cash, we'll be collecting toys and new kids clothes for ESF as well - so bring 'em!

Meet the Storytellers


Jason Martin

Community Guilds

Jason Martin is a lifelong educator and the founder Community Guilds. Through Community Guilds, kids tackle real problems, design solutions, get their hands dirty and then, with community experts, build amazing innovations together. To close growing inequities and ensure all kids thrive, he created a vehicle — literally and figuratively — that brings this experience and parks it right outside the classroom door. STE(A)M Truck, is mobile makerspace that launched 2014 and, three years later, is a growing fleet that serves over 4,000 elementary and middle-school youth each year.


Nekisha Michelle Kee

The Ultimate Match Agency

Dating expert, TV personality, Huffington Post contributor and founder of the Ultimate Match Agency (specializing in finding love for plus size individuals), Nekisha Michelle Kee supplies women with the most holistic dating plan to finding love and she's been featured in everything from Success Magazine, BUSTLE, Redbook, Black Enterprise, Plus Model Magazine, Ebony and more.


Tom Matte

Revolve Marketing

Strategic marketing vet and serial entrepreneur, Tom Matte is the founder and CEO at Revolve Marketing. Prior to founding Revolve, he built a 20 year track record of results as the founder of Max Advertising - delivering quantifiable results using stunning concepts, analytics savvy, team leadership and enthusiastic client services. 


Manda Hunt

The Empty Stocking Fund

Manda Hunt is a seasoned entrepreneur and PR pro. She's the founder and President of Lenox Communications where she's helped for profits and nonprofits with communications strategies and is also the Executive Director of the Empty Stocking Fund. 

*ALL proceeds of FUN ATL vol. VII - Hustlin' for the Holidays will be benefit The Empty Stocking Fund!

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