StartUp 2017: The perfect event for early stage entrepreneurs
StartUp 2017 is the UK’s biggest start-up event of the New Year! Returning for the third year in three locations, Birmingham, Bristol and london, it’s the place to be if you're starting or running a business in 2017.
Attend the Birmingham event co-hosted by BCU Advantage at Birmingham City University to meet top entrepreneurs and to receive help with essential activities such as finding and applying for a business loan, forming a company and building a successful brand. You will also get access to all-day practical advice on topics from getting your business online to managing the accounts. StartUp 2017 is powered by:
09.30am: Registration and refreshments
10.00am: Welcome from Debbie Assinder, Enterprise Nation West Midlands Champion followed by opening keynote speaker
10.30 - 11.00am: Build a home for your business on the web with Matt Fowell
Launching a website and hoping it will help you find new business simply isn’t enough. Matt Fowell, digital lead at FiveRivers, will uncover marketing industry insights on how you can convert more of your web traffic into customers, to help build your business online.
11.10 - 11.40am: How to build your brand on a budget
Learn the secret power of branding and how you can start building your brand on a budget from Gavin Auty, an expert with 10 years of experience helping big brands like Turkish Airways and Edgbaston Stadium, right through to start-ups and individuals.
11.40am: Coffee break and networking
12.00 - 12.30am: Show me the money
Mike Bandar, co-founder of Real Tribe and Hopper HQ and founding partner of Turn Partners; Cliff Dennett, business angel funded entrepreneur and start-up mentor plus experts from HSBC, KPMG, Responsible Finance, Crowdcube and Start Up Loans will discuss how to raise funding for your business.
12.40pm - 1.10pm: Insights into starting and growing a business
Robbie Beak will talk about the lessons learned from the four companies that his business, Ammba Digital, has started over five years, how he generates 50% of his income from overseas work, the grants he has accessed and the places to go to find free and paid for support.
1.10 - 2.00pm: Lunch
2.00 - 2.30pm: How to unleash the power of Instagram to start and grow your brand
A live stream from the StartUp 2017 event in London.
2.30pm - 2.45pm: Q&A on how to grow your business on Facebook and Instagram
Laura Hogan, Birmingham City University alumna and head of search at Birmingham-based Ricemedia, will discuss how Facebook and Instagram can drive your business through organic and paid activity, with real life case studies from clients in a range of sectors including Vax, Paul McKenna and Diamond Heaven.
2.45 - 3.20pm: How to pitch
Having worked with over a thousand business owners who have secured millions in investment, the experts at Entrepreneurial Spark are masters at helping businesses create and refine the essential skill of pitching. Joe Trodden, enabler at Entrepreneurial Spark, will cover exactly what should be in a great pitch and how to deliver it for maximum impact.
3.20 - 3.40pm: Tea break and networking
3.40 - 4.10pm: An introduction to PR and how to manage your business' reputation on and offline
PR consultant Chris Brown of Barques PR, whose clients have included London 2012 Olympic Games, Southside Business Improvement District and Advantage West Midlands, will offer an introduction into how to get your business in the press.
4.10 - 4.40pm: The amazing story of This Mum Runs
Launching from a single, unpaid post on Facebook, This Mum Runs has grown quickly with thousands of women now running with the business each week. Mel Bound, founder, Birmingham University alumna and Enterprise Nation's Female Start-up of the Year 2016, will explain how she has trained an army of mums as 'Runmakers' to deliver hundreds of free runs each month as well as a programme of successful courses and classes and her own clothing range..
4.40 - 5.00pm Closing remarks
Tickets cost just £10 or £7.50 for Enterprise Nation members.
StartUp 2017 events will also be taking place in London and Bristol.
Will 2017 be your year to start a business? Then make StartUp 2017 your first event!
Follow the event on Twitter with #StartUp2017 and join the Facebook event page.
Do you have questions about StartUp 2017! The UK's largest start-up show of the New Year? Contact Enterprise Nation