Global Entrepreneurship Week UK Event Highlights

UK hosts Youth Business International, in partnership with Barclays, officially launch Global Entrepreneurship Week at the Wayra Academy in London, with businesses showcased by The Prince’s Charities.

Entrepreneurs 2012 is a four-day entrepreneurial event with keynote speaker President Bill Clinton, not forgetting Ruby Wax and Bear Grylls.

StartUp Britain is urging schools to share some toast and get down to business during Britain’s Biggest Breakfast Networking event and is running a StartUp Day.

Bright Ideas Trust is holding a business readiness workshop for 16-30 year olds living in London.

The Small Business Consultancy celebrates participants who have transformed lives from battling alcohol and drug addictions, persistent offending and long term unemployment by setting up their own businesses.

The Global Brainstorm will broadcast live from a central London location; this free live brainstorming session will ask “what do you need to know in order to succeed?”

Eastbourne Youth Radio has a 5-day community based radio project to engage students.

The Prince’s Initiative holds a Senior Enterprise and Mentoring Conference to explore how enterprise can provide personal, social and financial independence to the over 50s.

Channel 4 hosts ‘A conversation with… gold medallist Paralympian David Andrew Smith’. It has also teamed up with the BBC and ITV to bust myths about getting into the industry.

The Place to Meet Land Securities event, part of the City’s Ready to Supply the City (RtStC) programme, allows SMEs to engage with buyers based in the City of London.

The 4 Entrepreneurs London Conference will inspire and motivate students aged 16-18.

EU and local participants develop biz skills in the Corkscrew Entrepreneur Generator.

Entrepreneurs Wales 2012 is a one day conference for entrepreneurs. Speakers include Julie Meyer. One of many events from the Welsh Government.

Barclays Get Ready Seminars take place UK-wide, including in Enfield & South Tyneside.

The British Library is holding events all week including webinars, the announcement of the Real Business 2012 Future 50 and ‘Inspiring Entrepreneurs’ with designer Orla Kiely.

Finalists will pitch for business support worth £50k at The Pitch 2012 Grand Final.

HUB Islington and 2 Pueblo, a social enterprise project promoting spanish culture in the UK, are bringing together thought leaders to discuss ‘Will Social Innovation Save Spain?’

The Real Business Challenge is a free national competition for Year 10 students.

Silicon Valley comes to the UK – meeting with policy makers in parliament and CEOs from promising start-ups in Cambridge and London, and host a serial entrepreneurs dinner.

Senior business leaders look at issues facing young people in disadvantaged communities & how Mosaic, The Prince of Wales’ mentoring programme, plans to addresses them.

Mosaic students meet and learn from business leaders at Business in the Community’s Big Conversation as part of the Skills Show in Birmingham.

somewhereto_ is a national campaign working to unlock free space for young people to work in. Twenty budding artists will be offered space to showcase their crafts in London.

Young Enterprise is running a Celebration of Enterprise in Wales.

MyBnk is challenging students in schools to create businesses and has also trained young people to run their own online and on site FSA approved school bank.

Newham College learners will develop a business idea to benefit the local community, alongside teachers and learners from a partner college in Bejing.

At the University of Swansea student Ben and graduate Jezz from Mango Bikes (as seen on BBC 3 Beat the Boss) will ‘pass it on’ – sharing their story of setting up a business.

UKTI is running Export Week, with events across the UK providing bespoke advice via experts from 70 markets, and speakers sharing their real life experiences.

As part of the Get Mentoring Scheme to recruit, train and deploy 10,000 business mentors there are free training workshops for entrepreneurs wanting to pass on their experiences.

New book The Enterprising Child supports parents of children aged 4 to 14 years to develop their entrepreneurial potential.

Join Fashion Angel, Sonja Todd from Tatty Devine and Poq Studio to discuss why m-commerce is a huge untapped market for small fashion brands.

Jamal Edwards and Eric Pickles MP launch Apax-Mosaic Enterprise Challenge for schools.

Business into Education Ltd is running a number of seminars for young people to discuss employability skills and jobs in international trade.

Careers Wales is taking Project Dynamo mentors into a number of schools.

US entrepreneur Pamela O’Rourke passes on tips for biz success with the Pink Shoe Club and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Entrepreneurship at the House of Lords.

Ex Military Paramedic James Allen talks about leaving the army & setting up in business.

The Enviro-Entrepreneur Bootcamp takes place at the Nottingham Cleantech Centre.

Sir Terry Matthews, Wales’ leading entrepreneur, will launch GEW in Swansea University.

Young Enterprise Northern Ireland is running Tourism Industry master classes.

In Edinburgh the Start Up Summit shares stories of 16 entrepreneurs inc. Skyscanner.

Local young entrepreneurs and enterprising professionals will be going into 10 York secondary schools each day to run enterprise assemblies.

NACUE showcases university enterprise societies who have been given money from the Enterprise Society Innovation Fund, and holds the grand final of Varsity Pitch competition.

Stuart Morris, Entrepreneur in Residence, Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship, will discuss start-up ideas with University of Reading students.

Why Not Change is holding a series of events as part of a North West Women’s Enterprise Day, including ‘how to market your business like Elvis’.

Entrepreneur Keith Mabbutt’s new venture Profectus Capital invests in entrepreneurs and growing businesses. They run ‘How To Attract An Angel Investor & Secure Funding’ session.

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Business Launchpad opens a new Enterprise Business Centre in Acton, Ealing.

The Ideas Café will inspire research students and postdocs at the Uni of Glasgow.

Four social enterprises in Cornwall will tell their stories, having set up in business during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 using cash awards from UnLtd.

University of Salford is holding a laughter yoga and comedy workshop.

Doug Richard and School of Start-Ups are running free ‘Window of Opportunity’ seminars.

WildHearts gives teams ‘seed capital’ and they have one month to turn their £ into profit.

Teeside Uni hear from Graham A Leslie, who sold Galpharm International for $88m.

The finals of the Premier League Challenge take place in Westminster.
Launch of Clubhouse Entrepreneur’s Club with guest speaker, Will King, King of Shaves.

The Food Business Start-up Boot Camp will be led by food industry expert Monique Borst.

Future Gaming & Digital Conference takes place at the Birmingham Science Park.
Morgan Foundation Entrepreneur Awards 2012 gala dinner held near Chester.

As UnLtd approaches its 10th birthday their Social Futures event will kick off a conversation about the future of support to social entrepreneurs. #socialfutures

At Avonbourne College students will be linking with contacts in Kenya to discover how they can build a social enterprise in the UK to support provision of solar energy in Africa.

Blenheim High School come up with ideas to develop the legacy of London 2012.

Sir Charles Dunstone will be at Prince’s Trust Scotland National Business Awards.

Nestle will be opening their York factory doors to 20 lucky enterprise challenge winners.

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