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MADE- The Entrepreneur Festival Sheffield announces initial lineup

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by Startacus Admin

Well folks, the countdown is well and truly underway with just over 5 months left until the fab entrepreneurial festival MADE kicks off once again in Sheffield.  

For those of you who are not yet acquainted with the event, we shall forgive you this once and bid you continue reading to find out what you have been missing!

MADE the entrepreneur festival is an annual week long event intended to showcase, explore and inspire entrepreneurialism by bringing together Made Festivalinventors, designers, manufacturers, business owners, and budding entrepreneurs in a wide range of events across the city of Sheffield.  

Now in its fourth year, the festival’s ambitions are set higher than ever before (they are expected to attract 4,500 entrepreneurial business people from all over the UK) and they have just announced a number of rather impressive big name speakers who are already confirmed to take part. Just to whet your appetite, here’s a few that we are particularly excited to see!

Levi Roots - After his now legendary performance on BBC show Dragon’s Den, Mr Roots has become something of a household name and will be appearing at the festival to share his wealth of experience as an entrepreneur, chef, musician and TV personality.  

Doug Richards - Former Dragon Den dweller, serial entrepreneur and founder of our fellow startup supporters School for Startups.

Shaa Wasmund - Digital entrepreneur, bestselling author and founder of SMARTA

Jamal Edwards - Media Entrepreneur with a great run-away success story

Made Festival SheffieldThe festival will include a huge range of fringe events taking place across the week addressing all manner of issues associated with entrepreneurialism including key areas like marketing, technology, innovation, skills and access to funding.

One of the most highly anticipated parts of the festival will be the two day ‘MADE for success conference’ taking place in the City Hall on 24th and 25th September, which will see high profile speakers inspire, motivate and share their expert views and advice on setting up, growing and succeeding in business.

Business services provider BE Group have been given the rather mammoth task of operating the week’s festivities in partnership with Sheffield City Council,  Marketing Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Sheffield and Sheffield College.

Brendan Moffett, Director of Marketing Sheffield expressed the confidence that the organisers have in the event “MADE is the UK’s biggest and best celebration of Entrepreneurship and we can’t wait for the buzz of excitement to return this September” whilst BE Group Chief Executive highlighted the huge significance of the festival “MADE is one of the UK’s most important business events and it is an immense honour to have been appointed to deliver it.  2014 promises to be the best yet and it will be a must-attend event for any entrepreneur.’’

It seems they are not the only ones who have high hopes for this year’s festival as it has already attracted a number of high profile sponsors keen to get on board including Irwin Mitchell, BHP and Sheffield College.

We are delighted to announce that Startacus has been named as an official media partner for the event, so needless to say we will be bringing you all the exciting developments over the coming months, so be sure to keep a look out.

For ticket details and a full rundown of events which have been confirmed to date pop over to the MADE website.

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Published on: 6th April 2014

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