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Join the Hackney Business Network for three-floors of ‘How-to become an entrepreneur’ talks, bootcamp workshops and meet’n’greet sessions to find out how to start or grow your business.

Whatever it is - design, fashion, hospitality, tech, music or something else – this day is for you!

Get help with social media, branding, finance, HR, social enterprise or even finding the right idea.

This is an offical Global Entrepreneurship Week event.


Timetable (more details to follow).

Ground Floor

9am Registration

10am - 5.30pm Secret Sauce conference - Hack your business to success

7pm 'Idea to reality' talk with Let's Be Brief featuring a panel of Hackney’s emerging entrepreneurs:

Dan Beaumont // Dalston Superstore // Voodoo Ray’s // Dance Tunnel
Heather Falconer // Spindle magazine & creative agency
Roxi Rustem // East Wick Candles
Seetal Solanki // Matter - materials consultancy & agency

8.30pm Live music showcase + State of Independence indoor market

Hackney based music initiatives Jam Sandwich Live and Acoustic Sundays collaborate to present a line up of eclectic live music from talented local artists, from acoustic set ups to inventive soundscapes with blues & soul influences.

The line up features Josh Tenor (15 year old got soul! winner of Hackney's recent 'Alter Ego' and 'Gigs', London’s big annual busking competition), Eastern Barbers (alternative/mariachi influences), Robert Taira Wilson (alt acoustic songwriter and technical guitar playing)

1st Floor Bar

10am - 5.30pm Meet'n'greet with business support services

5.45pm - 6.45pm Networking Power Hour!

8pm DJ set from CDR

CDR Presents 'Local' an exclusive DJ set of tracks heard developing at CDR sessions at Dance Tunnel, London.

2nd Floor

10am - 5pm Hackney Business Network Bootcamp


Powered by Hackney Council for Global Entrepreneurship Week

Delivery Partners - Secret Sauce, Let's Be Brief, Digital Business Academy, Pioneering Social Enterprise, Get Set for Growth, Natwest, KPMG, Urban MBA, Jam Sandwich, Discover Young Hackney, Acoustic Sundays, Sound Advice, CDR and SDNA

Media Partners - Spindle, Hackney Live

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