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Inspiring new business people during Plymouth Enterprise Week

Plymouth Enterprise Week is taking place across the city from 14–20 November, including a host of events to celebrate new ideas and business start-ups, and inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs.

Plymouth Enterprise Week is run by the City of Plymouth and the University of Plymouth.  Events include a ‘pitch perfect’ workshop on how to sell a new business idea; networking afternoons to meet key local business people; and ‘Soup’ – a live Crowdfunding event where entrepreneurs pitch their business to an audience, who then pick the winner of a cash prize.

 

The University’s Cornwall campus, The Knowledge Spa in Truro, is also holding a MediDigi hack event, designed to connect digital entrepreneurs and developers with the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust's medical and wellbeing teams to explore ideas and identify opportunities for innovation. 

 

The packed programme contributes to what is now known as Global Entrepreneurship Week, which takes place every November and plays a critical role worldwide in encouraging young entrepreneurs to consider starting up their own business and explore their potential as innovators.

 

A full list of PEW events can be found at https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/plymouth-enterprise-week


Highlights include:

Devon Junior Chamber Networking Breakfast

Devon Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Plymouth University are hosting a networking breakfast event to introduce students and some of the city's young entrepreneurs to members of the Devon Junior Chamber.


Pitch Perfect

Julie Hawker from Cosmic presents this workshop where entrepreneurs from businesses of all shapes and sizes can hone their skills and develop new confidence based on top tips for successful pitching.

 

Cyber Crime

A useful workshop designed to inform businesses of the threat of cyber crime and highlight measures for mitigating the threat. Delivered by the regional Cybercrime squad.

 

Business Advice Clinic

A varied selection of professionals will be on hand to help businesses and start-ups get support or advice for their current venture – a great opportunity to explore ideas and gain some valuable insight:  

 

IPO Guest Lecture

Andrew Reith Intellectual Property Office will be discussing the importance of owning intellectual property in business. 

 

Plymouth Enterprise Week SOUP

Popular live crowdfunding event where the audience becomes the investors. This latest serving of Soup will be concentrating on young entrepreneurs from around the region. 

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