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Thu, 11 Jul

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South Essex College: New Basildon Campus

From Idea to Business: Start-up Talks and Networking

An evening event for aspiring and pre-start founders, learning how to take an idea and turn it into a real business concept!

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From Idea to Business: Start-up Talks and Networking
From Idea to Business: Start-up Talks and Networking

Time & Location

11 Jul 2024, 18:00 – 21:00

South Essex College: New Basildon Campus, South Essex College, Market Square, Basildon SS14 1GB, UK

About the Event

Are you an entrepreneur with an exciting idea but unsure how to bring it to life and take it to market? Do you have the ambition to start a business, but find yourself jumping from concept to concept? Then this event could be exactly the kickstart you and your business idea need. 

If you are:

  • An employee with a desitre to become self-employed.
  • A strong-minded, resilient individual with the hunger to bring an idea to life.
  • A pre-start entrepreneur with an idea in need of direction or validation.
  • A digitally skilled and creative thinker that is unsure of the path they yet want to follow.
  • An individual who is keen to hear from entrepreneurs who've already walked the path.
  • A person who is ready to get involved in business workshops and wants to network with other like-minded individuals.

Then this workshop and networking event is perfect for you!

The ‘Idea to Business: Start Up Talks and Networking’ event will run on the 11th of July 2024, 6pm – 9pm at South Essex College, Market Square, Basildon SS14 1GB which is centrally located near the train station. During this evening event, you will be given the support and knowledge you need to discover the pathways to bring your ideas to the fore, as well as the opportunity to connect with other entrepreneurs in the same place as you.

This session will include topics such as:

  • Learning how to market yourself effectively
  • Finding your first client
  • Marketing with no budget
  • Monetising your creative skills
  • Funding options available for your business

With a full speaker line-up soon to be announced, register through Eventbrite today to reserve your spot. Food and drink will be provided on the evening, yet with limited spaces available – register early to avoid disappointment!

Key Speaker - Bianca Rangecroft:

Bianca is an ex-Goldman Sachs banker turned circular fashion activist. Now a fashion tech entrepreneur, Bianca is the founder and CEO of Whering. Since launching in Jan 2022 the app has expanded organically at a rapid pace taking the gen z market by storm and now has over two million users. Having raised over £2 million in investment, and featuring on Dragon's Den, Bianca will share her journey, from idea stage founder to CEO and the many lessons she's learned along the way.

Her work has been featured in leading publications like Vogue, British Vogue, Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, and she's received awards such as Drapers 30 under 30, WOTC award, EU Top 50 Founders, Most Disruptive Tech Award from UNLEASH.

For more information about this event, its partners, and the Launch-IT Programme, visit the Eventbrite and register today!

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