Essential advice for new businesses

Whether you are a young entrepreneur or an experienced manager just starting out on your own, you will find a wealth of valuable insights and advice and in the dedicated stream of free workshops at Start-Up LIVE. 

Start-up specialists from the , Intellectual Property Office and the University of Greenwich discuss financing options, protecting innovation and opportunities in Europe: to maximise your chances of success as you start to turn your idea into a reality or move to the next stage of growth with a new business.

See below for full details, then CLICK HERE to register in advance and pre-book your chosen sessions.



Grants, Gifts and Loans – The Where, the Why and the How behind funding
- Hosted by Kent & Medway Growth Hub

Behind every grant, gift or loan there’s a reason. Understanding that reason will help manage your expectations, save time and ensure you talk to the right people from the outset. This workshop will highlight where the funds come from, what providers want in return and how you can improve your chances.

Create, Innovate & Protect
- Hosted by Intellectual Property Office

Specialists from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) explain the most important aspects of intellectual property and how it can impact on SMEs. The audience is broken up into small teams and presented with a series of five scenarios in which intellectual property is crucial to a business.

Trading and Developing Partnerships Across Europe
- Valerie Pondaven, European Business Advisor, University of Greenwich

This workshop will cover various aspects of trading with other European countries, understanding European business culture and legislation and finding commercial and technology partners. Presenter Valerie Pondaven is a specialist Business Adviser for the Enterprise Europe Network, with a strong track record in supporting UK companies to develop their market into Europe.


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Inspirational Speakers for October 2016 include...

Richard Mulender

Former Hostage Negotiator for the Met

Simon Naudi

Professional Sales Trainer at Answers Training

Christopher Barrat

Networking Specialist at Greystone Consulting

Gori Yahaya

Head of The Digital Garage at Google

Katie King

Managing Director at Zoodikers Consulting