Global Entrepreneurship Week in Wales

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It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week this month and takes place between 18th and 24th of November with events also taking place leading up to these dates too. The campaign is being run by Youth Business International alongside Barclays Bank, an organisation set up to help entrepreneurs start their own businesses. The campaign is the UK’s largest entrepreneurial event with 20% of UK adults having heard of the event, and the theme for this year’s campaign is “Take a Step Forward”, which encourages aspiring entrepreneurs to make that step forward into the world of business.

Taking part in Global Entrepreneurship Week is a unique opportunity for anyone thinking about or looking to start a business, or even anyone that is interested in interacting with like-minded individuals with diverse experiences. With over 150 events taking place in Wales there’s plenty of options for Welsh entrepreneurs to choose from to help with their plans for the future, and we’ve picked a few of the bigger ones that you might be interested in…

Start Up Weekend Swansea

URL: http://www.gew.org.uk/events/start_up_weekend_swansea

Hosted by: Gower College Swansea

When? 22nd November – 24th November

Event description: Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.

Entrepreneurship Wales

URL: http://www.gew.org.uk/events/entrepreneurship_wales

Hosted by: Glyndwr University

When?: 14th November

Event description: Glyndwr University in partnership with Business Wales are hosting an evening conference on Thursday 14th November from 5:30 pm in Catrin Finch Centre, Plas Coch Campus, Wrexham.

This event promises to be an exciting and controversial event so come along, ‘have your say’ and make a difference to the entrepreneurial landscape in Wales.

The line-up for this event includes:

• Host: Sarah Dickins, BBC Wales Economics Correspondent • ‘Key Note’: Dr Paul Thomas, Entrepreneur, Broadcaster and Thought Leader • Business Leaders: Andrew Peters, Divisional Director at Siemens & Alan Bristow, CEO Icon Corporate Finance • Entrepreneurs: Sid Madge, Director Scent Bands; Askar Sheibani, CEO Comtek Network Systems; and Tracey Thomas, Founder This Lady Loves

If you are an Entrepreneur, in or near the Wrexham area, you shouldn’t miss this event!

Bridgend – Take a Step Forward

URL: http://www.gew.org.uk/events/bridgend_-_take_a_step_forward

Hosted by: Bridgend Business Forum

When? 21st November

Event description: Bridgend Business Forum will be working in partnership with Business in Focus, Cherryblue Training Ltd and Berry Smith Lawyers to host a business event on Thursday 21 November 2013, targeting anyone who currently runs their own enterprise or anyone keen to develop a business idea. The forum is also seeking individuals who are willing to take the step forward to pitch their business ideas to a panel of experts in a ‘Dragon’s Den-style’ slot.

Whether you are in business or have a business idea which you are passionate about, we want to hear from you. Send your proposal to business@bridgend.gov.uk and a shortlist will be drawn up. The best proposals will be invited to pitch to experts on the day. Prizes will include free mentoring sessions from members of the panel.

Keynote speech from Dale Williams, owner of Yolk Recruitment Ltd and a future serial entrepreneur. Seminars on funding, business planning, marketing, sales and making networking work for you.

You can search for all of the events from the main events search page which can be found at the below link…

http://www.gew.org.uk/events