Global Entrepreneurship Week is a global initiative that celebrates the innovators and job creators who launch start-ups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and disrupt the narrative. It is held every November in more than 170 countries and engages millions of people in various events and activities.
This year, from November 13th to 16th Berkeley will host a series of free workshops in Kidbrooke Village.
The workshops will cover topics such as developing an entrepreneur’s mindset, branding, pitching, women in business and creating an online presence. Attendees will then have the opportunity to pitch at a Dragon’s Den event in 2024 to present their business or project ideas to a panel of industry leaders and receive feedback and advice. They will compete for a prize package that includes business coaching, strategic and marketing development support and £300 worth of marketing materials / merchandise.
Berkeley are working in partnership with Start Up Greenwich and South East Enterprise who will offer follow-up business development support. A number of industry experts are delivering the workshops drawing on their expertise gained from working with well-known brands such as Google, Ford, YouTube, RICS, Crisis and BBC.
Berkeley’s Social Value Manager Kay Oldroyd who has organised the programme said “We’re aiming to attract local small business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs and community project leaders who want to learn new skills, network with peers & mentors and showcase their ideas. This is part of our commitment to creating economically sustainable communities and ecosystems through entrepreneurship and partnerships.”
The workshops are open to anyone who is interested in entrepreneurship and innovation whether at conceptual stage or currently trading. More information and registration details can be found on Eventbrite https://berkeleyhomeseastthames.eventbrite.com