Thursday 15th November saw more than 100 students and business professionals from around Leeds gather together for the first Leeds Enterprise Networking event of this academic year, fittingly falling on Social Enterprise day. The event was a huge success with Leeds University’s Nick Simm from Bold Gorilla and Hannah Gillicker from Break for The Border Records holding stalls to promote their businesses.
The speakers this year were Andy Peers, founder of Social Footprints and Mike Chitty, founder of Realise Development, who both gave interesting talks on different angles within enterprise.
Andy spoke about his experience with the Big Issue being the spark to set up his own social enterprise, Social Footprints, and started his presentation off with this inspirational video:
He pointed out the lack of social enterprises in today’s economy and highlighted his intentions on improving social entrepreneurship.
Dave took a different approach to entrepreneurship and asked a thought inspiring question to start his presentation:
Who are the enterprising generation?
He focused on the qualities of an entrepreneur and pointed out the importance of pursuing goals, both personal and commercial.
The Leeds Enterprise Network brings together Business Start-Up at Leeds Metropolitan University, SPARK at the University of Leeds, QU2 and Inc Enterprise at Leeds City College. The event was kindly sponsored by Finance Yorkshire, who exhibited along with other business supporters and start ups.
The next Leeds Enterprise Network event will take place on 27th February 2013 at Leeds Metropolitan University, providing a great opportunity for business start ups and professionals to come together and promote business success in the region.
To register now for free please go to www.leedsenterprisenetwork.com