If you're based in or around the North of England and fancy a nice time, the Made Entrepreneur Festival in Sheffield, might be worth a look, especially if you are a budding self starter, looking to network and learn from fellow creatives and innovators.
Taking place in Sheffield between 19-22 September, confirmed speakers for 2012 include: Secretary of State for Business, Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP; Dragons’ Den star Peter Jones; iconic British designer Wayne Hemingway; Cobra Beer founder and chairman Lord Karan Bilimoria; Charles Morgan, chairman of the Morgan Motor Company; and Betfair's Ed Wray.
Now in its' third year, ‘they say’ (the Made Website that is) that the Made Festival is the biggest festival for entrepreneurs in the UK, and with universal political support, this Festival showcases the UK’s business talent. From panel discussions and exhibitions to fringe events and quick-fire speaker slots, the MADE festival brings together the wannabe self starter and some of the UK’s most well known Entrepreneurs.
Having listened to Wayne Hemingway speak previously, Startacus can vouch that he would be one person in particular to listen to, if only to get a bit of a motivational boost. If you can get past the usual corporate suits and boots, Startacus reckons that this might be one Festival worth a visit. Find out more about the Made Festival, including details on the programme and booking tickets via their website.