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Global Entrepreneurship Week


'#GEW19STEVENAGE - Stevenage connects you to a network of support for taking those next steps, no matter where you are on your entrepreneurial journey.'
This November, Global Entrepreneurship Week will bring over 10 million people together this year to celebrate entrepreneurship and start-up culture and the removal of barriers, with over 35,000 events planned in over 170 countries.

Stevenage Borough Council have partnered with business support organisations across Hertfordshire including; Wenta and the btc Stevenage, the Herts Growth Hub, Herts Chambers of Commerce, the FSB, Better Business for All, Young Enterprise, Prince’s Trust, North Herts College and the University of Herts to support its entrepreneurial community with a whole week of activities in recognition of the four global themes and tackle the barriers to entrepreneurship to ensure businesses in the area, can connect to a network of support for taking those vital next steps on their entrepreneurial journey.

This week of activities has been designed not only support the themes for GEW 2019, but also to support of our local Stevenage ecosystem, policy, education and inclusion. These activities also support overcoming the six barriers to entrepreneurship:

1. Access to Capital
2. Inadequate Skills & Training
3. Weak Support System
4. Regulatory or Policy Barriers
5. Access to Markets
6. Cultural & Mindset Barriers

Stevenage Borough Council will also be launching its Annual Business Grant Scheme during this week to support businesses in the area to accelerate and succeed!

Here's a list of the GEW activities taking place in Stevenage:

  • Monday 18th November (10am-3:30pm): Wenta Event: Business Development Workshop - taking place here at the btc!:
    Learn more and sign-up
  • Tuesday 19th November (9am-2pm): Google Event: Google Digital Garage - taking place here at the btc!: 
    Learn more and sign-up
  • Wednesday 20th November (9:00am to 5:00pm): Herts Growth Hub Event: 15 Minute Small Business Agony Appointments - taking place here at the btc!: 
    Learn more and sign-up
  • Thursday 21st November (9:00am to 5:00pm): Cleveland Scott York: Intellectual Property Surgeries (via phone call): 
    Learn more and sign-up
  • Thursday 21st November (11:30am to 2:00pm): Stevenage Borough Council and North Herts College Event: Supporting your Entrepreneurial Journey - taking place at North Herts College!: 
    Learn more and sign-up
  • Thursday 21st November (5:30pm to 7:00pm): Young Enterprise and Princes Trust Event: Supportng Young Entrepreneurs - taking place here at the btc!:
    Contact Jill O'neill' to sign-up, (Suitable for young adults up to 30 years old.):
  • Friday 22nd November (9:00am to 2:00pm): Wenta and Better Business for All Event: Marketing and Compliance for Your Business - taking place here at the btc!: 
    Learn more and sign-up

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