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New initiative launched for local start-ups in Brighton & Hove

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New initiative launched for local start-ups
A free week of co-working on offer at our creative co-Working spaces at Freedom Works
Lucky start-ups businesses have the opportunity to enjoy a free week of co-working at our Worthing or Hove Spaces...

Freedom Works is offering a free week of hot desking space for start-ups from Jan 29th-2nd Feb 2018 which will include Q&A sessions with current Freedom Works members; dedicated workshops; networking events; free fruit and cereal; and, what is now, the famous Free Beer Friday.
Launched in September 2016, Freedom Works is now home to businesses and organisations covering a range of sectors such as charities, marketing, accounting, public relations, web development, graphic design, automation, and business development. To that end, any business enjoying a free week at Freedom Works will be exposed to many new contacts.
Jon Trigg of Freedom Works comments: “It is our prerogative to encourage community engagement and offer a bespoke service to all of our members. We are all about collaborating, building, creating and achieving. We want to help turn the ideas of local start-ups into a commercially successful business, and we hope that by offering a week of free co-working can play a part in ensuring these ideas fulfil their ambitions.”
Throughout the week, current Freedom Works members will also be showcasing their work and discussing their experience of working within the collaborative environment which has seen various freelancers come together to work on high-profile projects.
Jon Trigg adds: “During the week we will be doing all we can to help transform the online branding of local start-ups and help them attract business. At the end of the week we will be providing a light lunch for them and introducing them to our famous Free Beer Friday!”

Speakers and Workshops at Hove:

Monday, 29th - 10.00 am - 11.00am - 'Three Stages to Give your Start Up the Online Edge over your Competitors' - helpful tips provided by Henry and Libby Turner, Lift Web Design

Monday, 29th - 11.00am - 'Alternative Sources of Funding/Innovation' - Gene Myers, Wyld Technologies. Gene Myers is the founder & CTO of Wyld Technologies Ltd and a member of Freedom Works in Hove. Gene is a software product development professional and serial entrepreneur with 20 years of industry experience. Gene has built multiple award-winning products and local and distributed product teams, in start-ups and in multinational organisations. Wyld Technologies Ltd was originally founded to develop a prototype using its innovative Mobile Ad Hoc Mesh Networking technology and co-funded by the UK's Innovation agency, InnovateUK, and London Underground. Wyld was later accepted into the Virgin Start-up Platform-X accelerator programme. The Wyld team is currently working on a second, larger grant proposal.

Monday, 29th - 12.00 noon - 'Posture and Productivity - a Confidence Booster' - Sheila Conlon, an experienced body and energy worker will be advising on how Pilates and Alexander techniques can improve your posture, confidence and productivity. After her short presentation, she will be available for one-to-one consultations.

Monday, 29th - 2.00pm - 'Perfecting your Sales Pitch' - fun interactive workshop lead by Freedom Works founder, Jon Trigg, helping participants to communicate their message to potential clients and investors

Tuesday, 30th - 11.00 - 1.00pm - 'Recruitment Support and Upskilling your Workforce' - Jean Travis from Creative Process will provide a brief overview about digital apprenticeships, the support available to employers with the recruitment process, upskilling your existing staff and the free Digital Accelerator programme. She will be available for individual consultations to discuss your specific requirements.

Tuesday, 30th - 11.15am - 'Graduate Assistance to Action Your To-Do List' - Liam Ward will discuss how The Catalyst Team, a managed group of placement and graduate students, can deliver projects for growing companies.

Wednesday, 31st - 11.00am - 'Let's Talk About Money' (Alternative Title: “Argh! I’ve got to have the money conversation with my client") - David Evans, Compassionate Holdings, will explore strategies for talking about money with your clients, and finding the best time to have that conversation. More of a workshop style session, his goal is for you is to leave the session with an insight into your own money conversation strategy and how it serves your business.

Wednesday, 31st - 11.30am - Entrepreneurial Spark - Dale Sidebottom, Entrepreneur Development Manager - Dale will provide a brief overview about Entrepreneurial Spark powered by NatWest which is the world's largest free business accelerator for start-up and scale-up businesses and will then be available for one-to-one consultations.

Wednesday, 31st - 3.00-4.00pm - 'How to make your Business Sustainable' - Susie Howells, Greenmetrics, will provide practical guidance.

Thursday, 1st - 10.00am - 'How to Successfully Market Online Without Relying on Paid Ads' - presented by Libby and Henry Turner, Lift Web Design

Thursday, 1st - 11.00am - 'Meet Brighton and Hove Chamber' - Amy Lishman, Membership Manager, will give a brief presentation on how the Chamber can benefit your business and will be available for the remainder of the day for individual conversations.

Friday, 2nd - 11.00am - 'How to Protect your USP' - Mark O'Halloran, Coffin Mew Commercial and Employment Services, will explore how to identify your USP, the different types of intellectual property you create and the protections available to you. He will also look at how to navigate disputes with contractors and third parties. Using the fictional story of a new start up business, the session will focus on situations that typically arise and avoid legal jargon as much as possible. At the end of the session, the aim is that you will be able to assess where you have sufficient protection and where you may want to take extra steps to protect your USP

Friday, 2nd - Amy Lishman from Brighton and Hove Chamber will be available all day for private consultations.

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