Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020
Global Entrepreneurship Week is a collection of tens of thousands of events, activities and competitions each November that inspire millions to explore their potential as an entrepreneur while fostering connections and increasing collaboration within their ecosystems.
Global Entrepreneurship Week is an international event with over 170 countries involved, and more than 10 million people at over 35,000 events. This year’s themes are Education, Ecosystems, Inclusion and Policy.
Global Entrepreneurship Week aims to help you to connect to a network to help you take the next step on your entrepreneurial journey whether you have an idea you want to start, a side business you want to scale or want to gain inspiration from like-minded entrepreneurs. This will be a diverse week of events designed to introduce people to new opportunities of entrepreneurship, innovation and intrapreneurial working with interesting case-studies, practical methods and expert advice!
You can keep up to date with Global Entrepreneurship Week news on our social media and on the hashtags #GEW2020 #GEWGSY
Building businesses; The importance of a growth mindset - Mon 16th
Deputy Sasha Kazantseva-Miller will be opening Global Entrepreneurship Week with a building businesses breakfast, introducing Charles Mindenhall, Co Founder of Blenheim Chalcot and Richard Hanrahan, CEO of Agilisys. This session will focus on discussing the importance of adopting a growth mindset when scaling businesses. Charles and Richard will be sharing their experiences of growing businesses and valuable lessons they have learnt along the way.
Monday 16th November
8:00 - 10:00
Cyber Security and Data for Small Businesses - Mon 16th
It is hard to find a business operating that isn't holding some kind of data, it is important for businesses to understand both their requirements for holding data and how to keep it safe.
For Monday’s lunch-time session Tim Loveridge from the Office of the Data Protection Authority will be highlighting the requirements for small businesses who hold data and upcoming changes to the regulations. Tony Cleal and the team from Black Arrow Cyber Consulting will then be talking about Cyber Security, the considerations and what to look out for. They will both be on hand after the talk to answer any questions you might have.
Monday 16th November
12:00 - 13:00
Speed Networking - Tue 17th (This event is now fully booked)
Looking for peers to swap notes with? Want to build industry contacts? Are you trying to spread the word about your new business?
Whatever your reason for wanting to network, the structured format of this event is the perfect way to build your local network. Giving you the opportunity to meet like-minded people, businesses and supporters in the community.
Tuesday 17th November
12:30 - 13:30
Event is now fully booked.
Accessing Finance for Start and Scale Businesses - Wed 18th
Finance is always an important consideration when starting or scaling a business. On Wednesday, Nick Gregg, Head of Investments for Blenheim Chalcot and Ed Prow founder of Tekex, will be discussing methods and routes to take for accessing finance. Nick will be discussing what makes a business ‘investor ready’ and what potential investors will be looking for. Ed will then discuss his own experience and journey, recently finding investment for a local startup, as well as showcasing Tekex a local platform that aims to support businesses at a stage when they are looking for investment.
Wednesday 18th November
13:00 - 14:00
Get your name out there - Media, Marketing and Communications - Thu 19th
Our final event of the week focuses on the different ways in which businesses can market themselves and get their name out.
The panel will be covering what makes a good story, which channels and methods are the best to use to get started and how you can look to embed your business within the local community.
Thursday 19th November
13:00 - 14:00