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A high profile series of events held on the a Wednesday of every month, focused on starting or growing a business within Worcestershire. The events will facilitate two speakers, two product/services demonstrations, exhibition stands, founders meetup area, music/entertainment and refreshments. Starting at 5.30pm and ending at 8pm. This months theme is:
PediTours - Marcus Sparrow
PediTours is an amazing Worcester service which is licenced for up to 6 pedicabs to operate along certain routes in Worcester. The hackney carriage service can operate all year round (24x7) and each pedicab is licensed to carry up to three passengers. To date, only one of the 6 licensed pedicabs is currently operational.
The Green Valleys - Chris Blake
Chris Blake is a passionate advocate of the social ownership of renewable energy generation. He is a founding Director of both The Green Valleys – joint winners of NESTA’s Big Green Challenge, supporting community responses to climate change, and TGV Hydro Limited – the Ashden Award winning microhydro development company. He is a founding Director and Chair of Community Energy Wales - dedicated to promoting the community ownership of renewable energy. He is also Chair the Steering Committee of the Lottery Funded RENEW Wales project that provides peer mentor support for communities taking action on climate change. In an earlier life has been CEO of international publishing business, Investment Director of venture capital fund, internet entrepreneur, private investor. Using skills learnt on the "dark side" as multinational CEO and venture capital investor to deliver better social enterprises.
|5.30pm||Networking around Demonstration Stands|
|5.50pm||Introductions and Housekeeping|
|6pm||Geek Huddle 1|
|6.30pm||Geek Huddle 2|
|7pm||Refreshments, Networking, Demonstrations|
The events will provide an opportunity for students, entrepreneurs, managers and business owners in the region to network and gain knowledge on starting and running a business. Therefore we expect you to come casual and expect to talk to everyone you meet, and of course ask questions. The talks are for 20 minutes with 10 minutes Q&A, this keeps the event highly engaged and ensures a positive experience.
Local companies have sponsored the refreshments, more news on this later.