March 2012
Business & IP Centre
Dear Subscriber,

To celebrate International Women's Month, we have an event which brings together pioneering women in business, Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Mothers of Invention. The founder of Web Heroines shares her mission to encourage women in tech and see the highlights of our first Spring Festival.

We'd also like to say a big thank you to everyone who has completed our Seven Up Census. You only have until 5pm today to make a difference if you haven't already! You can also enter to win £100 of Amazon vouchers.

What's in this issue:
Mothers of Invention 
Web Heroines
Snapshot of Spring Festival 
Event highlights
Raise your profile
Last chance to book Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Mothers of Invention 2012
19 March 2012, 18.15 - 21.00

Don't miss the chance to book your ticket for Mothers of Invention, moderated by Emma Jones.

Emma is the founder of Enterprise Nation, a support agency for small businesses and co-founder of the StartUp Britain campaign. 

The event will also be webcast live.


Book now


Web Heroines

Learn more about Keri Lambden, founder of Web Heroines, on how women can get involved in design and technology.

You can also find out about their latest project which is soon to take flight.

 Read more

Snapshot of Spring Festival

Over 1,500 people took part in our Spring Festival from 1 - 5 March. 

Watch our videos from the event, including an interview with Jamie Hewlett (Gorillaz) and our Spring Market which featured stall holders who were inspired by the British Library collections.


Watch film

Event highlights
Raise your profile
How to fund a start-up
15 March 2012, 15.30 - 18.00
Find out about the different and practical approaches to funding which you can apply to your own business.

Transition to entrepreneurship
19 March 2012, 10.00 - 13.00
Get the tools required to help with the day-to-day practical aspects of dealing with the pressures and the highs that come with running a business.

What next for your invention? Plan, prototype or protect?
05 April 2012, 13.00 - 17.30
Make your idea a reality by understanding the key issues to protect your innovation.


Make it in Great Britain Challenge
News article
Can you meet the challenge? Business Minister Mark Prisk has launched a new competition to highlight innovation and talent in Great Britain today.
Apply now

Are you the next different business?
News article
Orange are looking for the UK's next different business and are offering the backing and support to make it happen.
Apply now

Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Awards
News article
Grab your opportunity like our success story Michael Korn and get funding for your new business or project. 
Apply now  

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