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The Makegood Festival from School for Startups

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by Startacus Admin

Calling all independent creative start ups – this one is for you. School for Startups launches the Makegood Festival – a spectacular showcase of culture, creativity and entrepreneurship.

Make Good FestivalAt this super cool event for the ‘creative’ entrepreneur and startup, there are perhaps less of the suits and more of the style…

Started by serial entrepreneur Doug Richard in 2008, the fab School for Startups offers a tailored a range of programmes to support national and local government initiatives and non profit groups to help spur local economic growth at a grassroots level.

Two flagship programmes, School for Creative Startups and Launcher, provide both education, support and funding for entrepreneurs and have allowed thousands of business to get off the ground. Their proprietary online programmes extend access to entrepreneurs the world over.

And Bingo, the MakeGood festival is bringing together pretty much all of the above by offering a pinch of inspiration, a spoonful of Make Good Festivalinformation, and a whole mixing bowl of the talent supported by the School for Startups themselves.

So when and where is it?

Makegood will take place in London’s iconic Old Selfridges Hotel, adjoined to Selfridges on Oxford Street. It starts on Thursday May 29th with a press preview and a VIP launch. This will be for bloggers, magazines, YouTubers, broadcasters, as well as angel investors, government contacts, VIP contact and business figures. On Friday May 30th, there will be an industry and business focus day, which is also open to the public - this will be showcasing creativity to the biggest UK and international buyers and brand owners. On Saturday May 31st and Sunday June 1st there will be the official opening to the general public – thousands are expected to come to shop, engage and attend talks and workshops. For more info on the opening times click on the link http://www.makegoodfestival.com/dates/

Tell me more about it...

At the event there will be 200 emerging startups, with 600 VIPs. There will be three exclusive behind the scenes events for press, retail buyers, brands and investors. This popup marketplace will also have creative speakers, business leaders and celebrities. They will be giving talks and telling how you can make Make Good Festivala living from doing something you love. Some of the people pencilled in to speak are Prof. Green (Musician), Eva Longoria (Actress), Dan Germain (Innocent Smoothies), Jason Bradbury (The Gadget Show) and Doug Richard ( Founder of School for Startups). On top of this there’s a fab array of other speakers and with new speakers being added all the time, why not check out this link to find out more http://www.makegoodfestival.com/talks/

So how do I get involved?

Simples! Go! First up, this event is cheap! If you buy a ticket before the day of the event it will only cost you £5! We think that’s amazing! If you want a weekend pass, it is only £8. For further details click here http://www.makegoodfestival.com/tickets/ and we hope to see you there!

Startup LoanIf you are thinking of starting a business...we’re delighted to recommend the School for Startups’ Launcher Program. School For Startups’ Launcher programme combines government-backed startup business finance from the Start-Up Loans Company, with a  School For Startups one-day bootcamp, online community and mentoring at no cost. If you are currently considering a Startup Loan or want to find out more about Startup Loans full stop, do check out this handy link. If you go on to apply for the Launcher Program, do tell School for Startups where you heard about Launcher - every little help in spreading the word of Startacus helps too you know!


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Published on: 5th May 2014

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