Global Entrepreneurship Week runs next week for Belfast entrepreneurs

  • This year's Global Entrepreneurship Week will take place next week from November 16th to 22nd, with a series of online events for entrepreneurs.

    During Global Entrepreneurship Week, organisations around the world are encouraged to come together for events exploring the world of business and innovation. Belfast's contribution this year includes events from Belfast City Council, The Prince’s Trust, Ulster Bank, Innovation Factory and several other groups.

    The events will all be taking place online throughout the week using video conferencing software such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams, or other virtual platforms. For information on the events on offer or to book your free tickets, head over to Belfast City Council's business events page.

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    The events include practical sessions on how to start a business, a talk and advice from the Go For It programme, and support for businesses that want to start selling online. The headline event "Inspiring Entrepreneurs: A virtual lunch for entrepreneurs and enablers" will include a talk from best-selling business author Emma Jones MBE, the Founder and CEO of Enterprise Nation.

    Local businesses that want to sell their merchandise online leading up to Christmas can also join the Buy Belfast Virtual Christmas Market. The virtual marketplace launches on Friday 20th December and will run until December 20th, and you can secure your virtual stall for the event now.

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    Chair of Belfast City Council’s City Growth and Regeneration Committee, Councillor David Brooks, said: "Global Entrepreneurship Week is even more important in 2020, with many more people considering starting their own business as a result of redundancy during the pandemic. There’s a wealth of support available to people who would like to start, or who have started their own business, from Belfast City Council and our partners throughout the city."

    Source: Written based on press release

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