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Start Up Day 2023 at Northampton Central Library


13 February 2023

Start-up day 2023

Many of us have fantastic ideas for businesses that we haven’t acted on and the Business & IP Centre National Network have a wealth of resources to support and inspire budding entrepreneurs to take the first step to turning their business idea into a business.

Join us on Wednesday 22 February, from 9.30am to 4pm, for a day of free workshops, motivational talks, networking and mentoring to give you the know-how to turn your business dream into a reality, whilst navigating a post-pandemic world.

Activities on the day include talks, networking and speed mentoring to help you on the way with your business journey. Complimentary professional headshots will also be available.

Start-Up Day is coordinated by the Business & IP Centre London, based at the British Library, and is held across the Business & IP Centre National Network. It is free of charge and aims to support local start-ups in Northamptonshire. The event is supported by Barclays.

Please see event programme below, with more names and details to be announced soon.


09:30 – 09:50 Networking and refreshments

09:50 – 10:00 Introduction speech by West Northamptonshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Town Centre Regeneration and Growth Councillor Daniel Lister

10:00 – 10.45 To be confirmed

11.00 – 11:45 To be confirmed

12:00 – 12:45 How to make your branding stand out in a crowded marketplace - Trudie Avery of Avery Creative

13:00 – 14:00 Speed mentoring and lunch

14:00 – 14:45 How to make your business sustainable - Barry Crisp of Northampton University

15:00 – 15:45 Start up Stars: How I turned my business idea into reality - panel session of small business owners being interviewed by Ruth Roan of Building Business Consultancy

Businesses include:

  • Rachel Collar of Haus of HR
  • Rachel Sampara of Wings and Radicles

Market place stands include:

Attendees booked through Eventbrite and checked in at reception on the day who provide feedback will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win a hamper of Moldovan wine from Northamptonshire’s Wine Chateau.

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