With the UK’s leading startup and entrepreneurial event MADE 2014 only a matter of weeks away, the city of Sheffield is readying itself in anticipation for its week at the centre of the country's business spotlight.
One of the city’s venues which is taking particular care is The Great Gatsby which will become the social hub of the festival on Wednesday 24th September when it is set to be transformed into The Entrepreneurs’ Pub.
Entrepreneurs from across the city and further afield will come together at The Entrepreneurs to chill out over a pint of custom Entrepreneurs’ Ale and enjoy a chin wag with their fellow MADE attendees.
But far from simply being an opportunity to ‘chillax’, in true MADE style the pub will play host to a stacked schedule of events designed to celebrate and encourage entrepreneurship in a relaxed, friendly, social environment.
The event is being created by University of Sheffield Enterprise. Samantha Deakin is joint programme lead for the University’s Pre-Start Programme and lead organiser of Startup Weekend. She told us;
“We wanted to do something different that would stand out from your usual business-type events. Entrepreneurship is an exciting journey, and opportunity is often born out of chance conversations you have in social situations. We wanted to play on that and create something really cool that anybody could attend.”
Staying true to this aim, the Entrepreneurs’ pub will play host to a number of original and unusual events over the course of the day including;
Co-Founder Dating - To match up folks on the hunt for a co-founder / entrepreneurial partner in crime
Pitch Club, a 60 second pitching competition with the chance to win £100 - with a free cocktail for everyone taking part
Startup in the Pub: Cocktail Edition, the monthly meetup for entrepreneurs in Sheffield, but with a party theme.
As well as all this, there will also be an opportunity to pick the brains of some of Sheffield’s leading entrepreneurs by booking a one-to-one chat to discuss your business, ask for advice and make good use of their extensive experience.