01/11/2016

Call For Entrepreneurs To Take Part In Free Events Across Belfast

Local entrepreneurs are being invited to take part in a range of free events across the city to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).

GEW will run from Monday 14 November to Sunday 20 November. Its aim is to help aspiring and active entrepreneurs connect with the right support at the right time.

Councillor Aileen Graham, Chair of Belfast City Council's City Growth and Regeneration Committee said: "Global Entrepreneurship Week is about unleashing ideas and doing what it takes to bring them to life. It's about spotting opportunities, taking risks, thinking big and making your mark on the world.

"We've worked with key partners across the city to deliver an even bigger and better schedule of events this year to encourage people to seize the opportunity and become their own boss. We're passionate about supporting enterprise and investment in Belfast and Global Entrepreneurship Week is an important strand of the backing we provide."
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On Monday 14 November, a cyber security event for small and medium sized businesses is taking place at City Hall, followed by 'Money Matters' at East Belfast Enterprise on Tuesday 15 November. On Wednesday 16 November, 'Opportunity Knocks' will bring together the best entrepreneurial talent, leading business experts and mentors for an inspirational day at St George's Market.

A webinar on the same day will also look at how brothers Ricky and Chris Martin won the hearts (and backing) of leading Californian investors, with Northern Ireland’s first surfboard company, Skunk Works.

Thursday 17 November brings a packed schedule, with A 'Go Social' event at The Hive on the Falls Road exploring how to get the best out of social media, a session dedicated to winning sales at the Innovation Factory and a Belfast Entrepreneurs Network event entitled 'The Journey to Success'.

The week will draw to a close with the Ulster University Business clinic, giving entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet with expert staff to discuss the issues their business face.

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