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The UK's best event for entrepreneurs & small business owners

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Helping your business grow, faster

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Free 2-day
masterclass by Google

Accelerate your business growth, make smarter business decisions, stay connected & more
LinkedIn

Free 2-day
masterclass by LinkedIn

Discover secrets of optimising LinkedIn for your business, evolution of social recruiting, strategies to attract best skills & more
Sabrina Stocker
Keynote Speaker

Sabrina Stocker

14:30 - 24 October
Star of The Apprentice and
founder of My Tennis Events
Lord Bilimoria

Lord Bilimoria

Opening the event
10.30 - 23 October
Founder of Cobra Beer, Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, Vice President of CBI and the list goes on
Piers Linney
Keynote Speaker

Piers Linney

11.00 - 23 October
Entrepreneur and former
Dragon's Den investor
Peter Jones
Keynote Speaker

Peter Jones
Foundation

13.30 - 24 October The Scale-Up Challenge
Dragon's Den style pitching competition
Lord Bilimoria

Camilla Ainsworth

16:00 - 23 October
Youngest finalist at BBC One's Apprentice and owner of M+LKPLUS
Birmingham Tech Week

Birmingham Tech Week continues at the Festival of Enterprise

We are pleased to continue Birmingham Tech week at this year's Festival with six networking meetings and opportunity to meet great partners focused on fast growth and scaling-up.
Orderwise

OrderWise
Stand: J46

Learn how your business can gain the competitive advantage and scale up through reduced costs, increased accuracy and greater operational efficiency.

Who is this event for?

Visitors

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A Business Leader, Entrepreneur or Company Director. I’m visiting to network, to learn strategies for growing my business and to meet vendors who can support me.

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Exhibitors

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A vendor of business services including finance, marketing, technology and business support. I am exhibiting to show how we can help businesses to grow.

Speakers

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A recognised expert in business growth. I am attending to present strategies that can be deployed to support high growth and scaling up.

Scale up innovation

If your company is out of the start up stage and has been growing steadily, this is the place for you.

Hear success stories from the likes of Jamie Waller, how to build a business on trust by Trustpilot & much more as they go up on the stage, and mingle among tech giants like Google and Dell at the exhibition part.

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Business leaders

Every business leader or aspiring to be one should stop by here.

Get inspired with the best-selling author Melanie Eusebe on how to be the leader your scale up needs, or take part in a Dragon's Den style event with the Peter Jones Foundation.

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Marketing masters

Get your creative juices flowing, get new ideas and hear about proven tactics for reaching more customers.

Google, LinkedIn Facebook & many more will be taking the stage to share the secrets of generating greater revenue and maximising return.

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Funding experts

The what, where, how and when of getting investment.

Learn strategies to get investment-ready, explore which funding options would be right for your business, how to create that perfect pitch & much more.

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Start up accelerator

If you’re a founder of a start up, here you will be bombarded with information for fast growth.

Everything from developing a killer business plan, early stage finance, essentials of building a brand & much more.

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Personal investment

If you're looking to make new investments, this area of the festival will be full of financial planning and wealth management advice for a smarter, profitable and more secure future

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Festival Podcast

To help you make the most out of the event, we decided to join forces with Alex Chisnall, host of the #1 rated entrepreneurship podcast, Screw It, Just Do It, & launch our own podcast!

Listen to invaluable tips from our inspiring speakers in the lead up to the event, with interviews from the likes of Piers Linney (former Dragons' Den investor), Peter Muhlmann (Trustpilot founder), Camilla Ainsworth (The Apprentice finalist & Milk Plus founder) plus many others.

150+ expert speakers include

Peter Jones Foundation
Peter Jones Foundation
Rainbow Line
Rainbow Line

Networking paradise


5000+

Business owners, leaders & entrepreneurs

150+

Exhibitors you actually want to meet

50+

Networking group meet-ups

50+ networking sessions include

fsb Logo
BNI logo
WIBN Logo
Woman Who logo
Midlands Retail Forum logo
IFA logo
The Business BoardRoom logo
BCCC
TAG logo
Business Growth Network logo
RSViP Business Network logo
The West Midlands Fiverr community logo
The Athena Network logo
Breslins Club logo
Bart Dalton Consulting logo
Downtime in Business logo
The Connexion logo
P2P Logo
The Technology Supply Chain logo

100+ partners include

BTW Logo
fsb Logo
CBI logo
Birmingham City Council Logo
Peter Jones Foundation logo
Smallbusiness.co.uk logo
Elite Business logo
Beauhurst logo
ukcfa logo
UK Business Angels Association logo
#startup with Piers Linney logo
Screw it, Just Do it logo
The Institute of Leadership & Management logo
Heropreneurs logo
Nesta logo
Home Grown Club logo
ThinkFest Logo
Routes 4 Media Logo

150+ exhibitors include

The Fast Growth Report

Rainbow Line

One of the best and fastest way to learn is from the experience of others. So who better to ask about fast business growth than those who have already achieved the objective. Download this free report for insights and advice to help your business grow faster.

Festival of Enterprise Exhibitors

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