Cool for Evidence


This is taken from our weekly e-bulletin published on 8th January 2018. Sign up here.

Today, we launch a Call for Evidence on behalf of the APPG for Entrepreneurship. Well, actually, three "calls". We are looking for experts to respond to questions on Tax ReformEnterprise Education and Women in Leadership. Please spread the word! The projects are sponsored by Octopus and Santander Universities, and the research and writing of these publications is independent and will be undertaken by the team here at The Entrepreneurs Network.

The cabinet reshuffle is increasingly looking like a damp squib, with Justine Greening's refusal to lead the Department for Work and Pensions the biggest story. Nevertheless, even for the politically unaligned (like me), there are a couple of positive changes. Matt Hancock is the new Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. He is the most qualified person in the Conservative Party for the role and I expect he'll do a solid job. Also, Kemi Badenoch MP is now in charge of selecting Conservative candidates for 2022 general election. Kemi is smart and principled – hopefully she'll be good at spotting the same characteristics in others.

Our Events

Female Founders Forum
Mentoring Matters in Manchester
18 January 2018
12pm to 3pm
Barclays, 3 Hardman Street, Spinningfields, Manchester
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Join us in Manchester for our last speed mentoring session in this series. Check out this article on the Barclays website for a taster of what happens. 

Leap 100 Power Breakfast Rishi Khosla, Co-Founder, OakNorth
From Start-up, to Scale up, to Sale...then Doing it Again
7 February 2018
7.45am to 9.15am
Mishcon de Reya, 70 Kingsway, London
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This event will consider: the challenges of starting and scaling a business; the lessons of exiting; the difference of building a business for the second time.

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StartUp 2018
13 January 2018
9.30am to 4pm
Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London
Cost: £10
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Join Enterprise Nation for a day of talks and workshops.

The Nest 2018
16 January 2018
9am to 7pm
The Andaz, Liverpool Street, London
Cost: Free
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The Nest aims to engage creative entrepreneurs by providing them with a day of networking with inspiring mentors, listening to engaging speakers and learning more about the Toucan ecosystem. Expect talks from Tom Teichman, Rupert Hambro, Tim Jackson, Fiona Dent and Lu Li.

Founders' Network Summit
18 January 2018
9am to 6pm
Holiday Inn Sheffield, Victoria Station Road, Sheffield
Cost: £25
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A day long event aiming to support entrepreneurs on their journey. 

Make It Your Business: London
23 January 2018
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Airspace, 29-31 Oxford Street, London
Cost: £10 (Or free if you become a member)
Join Make It Your Business for a panel event with guest speakers: Katrina Sale, founder, Wisetree; Ada Zhao (Curated Crowd); Alice Wingfield Digby (Wingfield Digby) and Phoebe Gormley (Gormley & Gamble).  

Back to Business - Taking the Next Steps
25 January 2018
9.30pm to 3pm
Elm Grove, University of Roehampton, London
Cost: £56 (includes lunch)
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A day of talks, practical roundtables and networking around the following areas: support on social media and content creation, marketing strategy, Google/SEO and funding and investment. 

Speaker Boutique: International Expansion to Scale
28 February 2018
2.30pm to 5.30pm
Central London (TBC)
Cost: £66
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The first Speaker Boutique of 2018 will explore the risks and rewards of expanding internationally, looking at why, when, and how to launch into a new overseas market. Three members of The Supper Club will share their experience and expertise.

This is taken from our weekly e-bulletin published on 8th January 2018. Sign up here.