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Inspiring Entrepreneurs - Cultural change-makers

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Local speakers followed by a live screening from the British Library

Full British Library panel and local Leeds speakers tbc

Hear from the groundbreaking entrepreneurs at the forefront of the UK’s cultural sector

The UK boasts one of the world’s most dynamic, thriving and diverse creative landscapes on Earth. The cultural sector contributed £29.5 billion to the UK economy in 2017 and continues to surge upwards, outstripping economic growth for an unprecedented sixth year and now adding more to the UK economy than agriculture.

At the latest in our Inspiring Entrepreneurs series we’ll be hearing from the game-changing creative thinkers who are at the forefront of cultural change, and whose influence is felt every day in what we wear, watch, look at and listen to, and how we do it!

Don’t miss this opportunity to get the inside track on a sector that’s making a global impact, and get ready to put your burning business questions to our panel of cultural change-makers.

British Library Panel includes

Jamal Edwards, entrepreneur and founder of SBTV, the first new media business on YouTube. The channel now boasts a subscriber base of over 1 million, with 700 million+ views, and has helped give way to some of the biggest acts in British music: Dave, Jessie J, Nadia Rose, Ed Sheeran and many more. Recognised for his rise from teenage entrepreneur to media mogul, Jamal was the youngest person to be awarded an MBE in 2014 and has been named by Forbes as one of the 30 most influential persons under 30 in the business.

Liv Little, founder and CEO at gal-dem, an online magazine and media platform run by women and non-binary people of colour. Liv has spent time working within TV, most recently in commissioning in the factual department at the BBC where she developed a new strand focused on the history we aren't taught in schools. Liv has been voted as a Future Leader, a rising star at WOW and included in the inaugural BBC's 100 women series. Liv is obsessed with storytelling and has written for a range of outlets including Feminists Don't Wear Pink, The Guardian, Wonderland and Elle Magazine. She has spoken to audiences of up to 10,000 people and been recognised as one of the top women speakers in Britain by The Dots.

Rick Lowe, founder of Brands In Limited, a leading supplier of licensed apparel and accessories to major fashion retailers.

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