Free event to support Hackney’s entrepreneurs


In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Hackney Council has joined forces with The Startup Kitchen to host a free all-day event to help the borough’s budding entrepreneurs.

The Council’s free Hackney Entrepreneurship Conference will give entrepreneurs and small business leaders tailored advice and direction to get a business successfully off the ground.

Starting at 9am on 14 November, the Conference will feature an array of support, mentoring, workshops and panel discussions from a stellar line-up of local and national business leaders. Workshops will cover important principles for any business, including; marketing, branding, finance, project management, contracts and even how to set-up as a social enterprise.

Whatever the business or idea - from design, fashion and hospitality to tech, music or something entirely different - the Hackney Entrepreneurship Conference has something for everyone.

Held across the three floors of Hackney House in Shoreditch, attendees can pick ‘n’ mix workshops such as; how to design and make a personal brand effective, how to engage an audience, planning and presenting financial forecasts, an introduction to Social Enterprise, project management basics and a crash course in dealing with contracts.

The event will conclude in the afternoon with a panel of six entrepreneurs and business leaders who will share their journeys to success, followed by a 30 minute question and answer session.

The panel line-up includes:

  • Pippa Murray – Founder of Pip and Nut
  • Jacynth Bassett – Founder of the Bias Cut
  • Taslima Khan – Founder of Taslima K
  • Peggy Pauwels – Lawyer
  • Lisa Williams – Founder of Tantrum
  • Debs Gerrard – Creative Director of Albion
Cllr Guy Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Planning, Business and Investment
Hackney Council and The Startup Kitchen have collaborated to bring together business leaders and advisors who can offer advice and support for anyone who wants to start up a business, or if you are seeking advice on the next steps for your business that is already up and running.

Hackney’s creative economy is one of the fastest growing in the UK generating many opportunities, but it will only remain competitive if new ideas can find a way into the market place. The Hackney Entrepreneurship Conference is designed to help you find your way into the market and realise your ideas. So sign-up to this free event today and come along to Hackney House on 14 November.
Cllr Guy Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Planning, Business and Investment

To book a free place at the Hackney Entrepreneurship Conference you can visit the Invest in Hackney website where you will also be able to view the full agenda.

Hackney House can be found at: 25 - 27 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3LT.