Entrepreneurs are being offered the opportunity to learn, share and network with businesses, startups and enterprises at an event held at Loughborough University.
The Startup and Entrepreneur Inspiring event held on Wednesday November 15 is being led by Loughborough University in partnership with Charnwood Borough Council.
It will offer visitors an insight into both successes and challenges of developing a business from a number of entrepreneur and startup speakers as well as interactive sessions.
Talks will also include advice on how to bring in a team into a business and how to access funding and investment.
The event, held in the University’s business incubator, LUinc. at Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP), is part of the Leicester Business Festival.
Cllr Jennifer Tillotson, the Council’s lead member for economic development, regeneration and town centres said: “It is vitally important that we support local businesses and this event will offer fantastic insight for startups.”
Pete Hitchings, Incubator Manager at Loughborough University, said: “At Loughborough, we believe in nurturing local talent and turning innovative ideas into successful businesses.
“With the support of Charnwood Borough Council, Loughborough Town Deal and wider partners, we are making significant investments in innovation, enterprise, and incubation to further enhance and develop the support available to startups and spinouts – this event plays a key role in helping us to shape those plans.”
Rajinder Bhuhi, Incubation and Acceleration Associate at Loughborough University said “Bringing together businesses from the University and the local area has grown a diverse community of entrepreneurs who are really invested in helping one another to succeed.
"This provides a fantastic opportunity to hear directly from these businesses about their journeys and find inspiration and knowledge that can propel your business forward.”
The event will also be seeking views from attendees about how startups and business founders can be supported in the future.
This event is open to any business startups or potential startups across Leicestershire. Tickets for this event are free and can be booked here.
This event is part of the Healthy and Innovative Loughborough project which is being supported by Loughborough Town Deal which has secured £16.9 million from the Government's Towns Fund.
Loughborough Town Deal is backing 11 projects which are boosting skills, helping regenerate the town and supporting the visitor economy. The projects are worth over £40 million of total investment into Loughborough.