London to host inaugural enterprise festival

March festival to bring together start-ups and leading entrepreneurs from all industries to celebrate capital’s “diverse range of business opportunities”

The Capital will play host to its first ever London Enterprise Festival next month, March 8 – March 20, in a move to celebrate entrepreneurship and help “engage and nurture” local talent.

Set to bring together over 50 leading CEO’s and business owners including John Bird MBE of The Big Issue and Jon Wright of Innocent Drinks, the two week event intends to go “well beyond the traditional finance and tech sectors” by covering a different industry each day.

There will be a range of sector specific events, from food and drink to social enterprise and education, with business leaders and companies, such as Heal’s, Microsoft and Etsy, sharing their advice and experiences to encourage aspiring London entrepreneurs to start their own businesses.

The Festival is also aiming to encourage cooperation between budding start-up entrepreneurs “to build the businesses of the future”.

The ultimate goal of the festival though is to demonstrate the diverse business opportunities that exist outside of the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) industry, with the sector currently accounting for one in 10 London jobs and 8% of UK GDP.

London Enterprise Festival organiser, Erez Nounou, said: “We want to showcase the City’s remarkable character as a diverse and dynamic business hub, and connect attendees with the brands and local networks they need to realise their own entrepreneurial goals.”

The London Enterprise Festival will take place at the Camden Foundry from Sunday March 8 to Friday March 20, to find out more or to book your ticket click here.

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