Makegood Festival announces speaker line-up

Cath Kidston, Jack Wills and Tatty Devine founders amongst high-profile entrepreneurs to appear at enterprise festival

Creative enterprise event Makegood Festival today announced the full programme and line-up of speakers for the three-day event, set to host the launch of 200 new creative start-ups.

Billed as a ‘vast, indie pop-up market’, the festival will see 200 new businesses in the creative and digital industries showcase their wares alongside a programme of talks and debates from high-profile entrepreneurs.

Hosted over the weekend from Friday 30th May at the Old Selfridges Hotel, London, Makegood will feature short ‘TED-style’ talks and panel discussions from veterans of creative businesses, including The Supervet founder Noel Fitzpatrick, Rosie Wolfenden, co-founder of jewellery business Tatty Devine, and Cath Kidson, founder of the eponymous fashion label.

The full line-up, available here, will also feature:

  • Imran Merza, co-founder of Jealous Sweets
  • Rob Shaw, founder of Jack Wills
  • Dr. Pippa Malmgren, economic policy expert
  • Doug Richard, former Dragon and founder of the School for Creative Startups
  • Rebecca Jane, founder of the Real Lady Detective Agency
  • A speaker from UK Trade & Industry (UKTI)

Aspiring entrepreneurs will also be able to attend a series of ‘How To’ talks on aspects of the start-up process, including how to crowdfund, how to fund a start-up and how to master PR.

Jason Bradbury, presenter of the Gadget Show, is set to deliver a talk on technology in business. He said: “We are living in a creativity-driven age – a unique period of extreme and diverse experimentation and innovation driven by start-ups and backed up by instant feedback from a savvy and connected global audience.

“Makegood is at the very centre of this movement, recognising the need to harness the entrepreneurial spirit and use it to unlock the potential in great new ideas.

“Yes I’ll be hosting some sessions at MakeGood but I’ll also be at every other session I can make – soaking up every lesson I can learn & cementing every contact.”

Rebecca Jane, founder of the Real Lady Detective Agency, added: “Everyone needs to start somewhere, and there’s nowhere better to learn than from people who’ve been there! Makegood is the perfect place to celebrate and inspire you.”

For more information on the Makegood Festival click here.


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