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Global Entrepreneurship Week: What’s going on?

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Events will be taking place across the UK all week (and, indeed, all month). Want to know what’s going on near you” The excellent Global Entrepreneurship Week online portal lists all of the events happening during November have a look.

Top business leaders and entrepreneurs are taking part, sharing their enterprise war stories, as well as to give advice. Some of the highlights of the week include:

  • The national final of the Premier League Enterprise Challenge takes place at Tottenham Hotspur, London, with entrepreneurs and business leaders on hand to inspire the students including Sir Keith Mills, Luke Johnson and Doug Richard
  • The Growing Business Awards, held by the CBI and Real Business, will celebrate the very best entrepreneurial firms across the UK
  • The British Library’s Business and IP Centre will be hosting workshops throughout the week
  • Nick Jenkins, founder of, and Chris Sullivan, CEO of RBS Corporate Banking, will be helping entrepreneurs from the Prince’s Trust expand their businesses
  • The Women of the Future Awards, held by Real Business in association with Shell, will celebrate the pioneering women of Britain
  • Julie Meyer of Ariadne Capital and Entrepreneur County is hosting a workshop with UKTI to assist businesses in operating globally
  • The fantastic Silicon Valley Comes To The UK programme is happening this week, bringing top investors and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Britain for the week
  • Martha Lane-Fox, founder of, is linking up with the School for Entrepreneurship in Liverpool to encourage people to get online for business
  • Lord Digby Jones and Laura Tennison, founder of of JoJo Maman Bebe, will be launching a new programme for entrepreneurs in Cornwall
  • At London’s Go Global Conference, a panel will share their tips for selling online, with experts from Etsy and eBay
  • The Annual Enterprise Debate takes place in the House of Commons, hosted by Lord Ahmed of theAll-Party Parliamentary Group on Entrepreneurship and chaired by serial entrepreneur Atiti Sosimi

“It has never been more important to celebrate and encourage entrepreneurship in the UK,” says Michael Acton Smith, CEO of Mind Candy, who is taking part in a “fireside chat” with entrepreneurs in Tech City. 

“We are facing increasingly challenging times, and it’s up to the innovators and the success stories to inspire a new generation of enterprise talent and contribute to our economy and communities.

“That is what Global Entrepreneurship Week is all about it will kick-start conversations and invite collaboration to ensure that entrepreneurial ideas are turned into business realities and I am thrilled to play a role in making that happen.

Real Business will be out in force this week, so be sure to say hi if you see the team! Also be sure to follow @Real_Business on Twitter and check back on for the latest news and advice.



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