Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning

Entrepreneurial Events

Jul | Sep

July

Event Breakfast Networking: How SMEs Can Get Accustomed to Customs
Date Jul 24, 08:00-10:00
Location Hauser Forum, 3 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge, CB3 0GT
Register RSVP to Dawn Nicholls
About the event

This last breakfast networking session before the Summer break will provide an introduction to customs for those considering export for the first time. It will also be useful for those who would like to check that they are doing it 'right' or perhaps just want to swap experiences and discuss best practice with others.

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Speakers and topics will be:

  • FedEx: John Stoten, Global Clearance Solution Specialist – Senior, FedEx Express EMEA
    An introduction to customs - what a small business needs to know. FedEx will introduce the subject of customs and the importance of dealing with it properly by highlighting potential customs challenges UK businesses can face when exporting, providing advice on how to overcome these issues. FedEx will talk through examples of unusual shipments to further illuminate and generate interest in this area as well as educating on the documents to be familiar with (commercial invoices, air way bills, etc.), emphasising advice and resources available for businesses to better navigate customs procedures.
  • Case study - Horizon Discovery: Dr Charli Batley, Group Purchasing Manager
    Horizon Discovery has expanded rapidly in the last five years, both in terms of staff and markets. The company provides products and services to support research into personalised medicine and ships their products all over the world. They will be sharing some of their experiences at this session.
  • Santander: Richard Arnfield, London & SE Divisional International Director for SME Banking
    Richard will cover some of the financial implications to consider when going through customs procedures. He will also give a short introduction to Santander’s Trade Portal and Trade Club, two online services that demystify the challenges of trading internationally and generate contacts with new suppliers and buyers worldwide.

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Event Silicon Valley Innovation Summit 2014
Date Jul 29-30
Location Computer History Museum, 1401 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, California, USA
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About the event

Launched in the summer of 2003, the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit is the premier annual gathering of the brightest minds and top entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate players in the Global Silicon Valley. The Innovation Summit has featured dozens of break-out companies before they became household names, including Pixar, Google, Salesforce.com, Skype, MySQL, YouTube, Tesla, Facebook, and Twitter. This two-day exclusive event treats attendees to a high-level debate and discourse on top trends and opportunities in the booming digital media, entertainment, on-demand and cloud computing sectors.

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The Innovation Summit is produced in an intimate and social setting, where participants can easily meet up, socially network, and make deals happen. At the Innovation Summit, AlwaysOn editors honor the AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies. The Innovation Summit program features many of the AO Global 250 CEOs and founders and recognized power players. Find out more »

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September

Event Turning the Corner: The Third Sector Strategy Conference
Date Sep 12, 09:30-17:00
Location Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT
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About the event

This year's annual Third Sector Futures conference, presented in partnership with Social Enterprise East of England, takes place on Friday 12 September in Cambridge. With the usual array of wonderful workshops and keynote speakers this event will once again be the highlight of the third sector calendar in the East of England.

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Keynote speakers:

  • John Bird, Founder of the Big Issue
  • Lynne Berry, Chair of the Commission on Ageing and the Voluntary Sector
  • John Thompson, Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Anglia Ruskin University
  • Nick Temple, Director of Business and Enterprise at Social Enterprise UK

Over 600 people have attended our last three conferences – this is the networking event of the year.

Event MADE 2014 – The Entrepreneurship Festival
Date Sep 24-25
Location Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield, UK
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About the event

MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival is the country's biggest and most inspiring festival of entrepreneurship and since its launch in 2010 it has become a must attend event celebrating the very best of British business. The event attracts over 3,000 guests and 50 high-profile speakers in venues across the city of Sheffield. Festival highlight MADE for Success takes place on 24 and 25 September at Sheffield City Hall. This centrepiece features a blend of business experts and leading entrepreneurs - who will share their experience and knowledge on achieving success. Guest speakers include Doug Richards, Levi Roots, Shaa Wasmund and Wayne Hemingway.

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Tickets: £48 (£24 concessions)

MADE for Success covers a wide range of topics, including Establishing and Developing a Brand, Managing Business Growth, Leadership and Management, and Driving New Sales. A Business Exhibition is open on 24, 25 and 26 September. The Festival Gala Dinner takes place on the evening of 25 September at Cutlers Hall, Sheffield. Tickets for the dinner cost £75, with a table of 10 costing £700. Tickets can be purchased by emailing Jill Stewart. Find out more »

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