09 March 2020 / Categories: News, Events Innovation & Entrepreneurs Summit - 20/03/2020 At Whitehaven Golf Club CA28 8UD Cumbria Innovations Platform together with The Entrepreneurs Group are holding their 4th Innovation Summit on Friday 20th March 2020 9am – 4 pm at Whitehaven Golf Club. The theme for this event is Innovators and Entrepreneurs and the purpose of the event is to provide local businesses and anyone thinking of starting up a new venture with the opportunity to hear from successful businesses and entrepreneurs. Our speakers have been chosen specifically for their experience of operating in Cumbria and West Cumbria in particular. Each of our inspirational speakers has a story to share about the challenges of starting out and how they have overcome those challenges to be successful. Jo Corbishley - Jo Corbishley Leadership Lee Grears - Responsive Ltd Stuart MacLennan – Cows & Co Our key note speaker, Toby McCartney, is an entrepreneur with a difference. Toby’s latest venture is one that is solving two world problems; the abundance of single use plastic filling landfill sites and our oceans, and the repairs of our world road surfaces ( see more at www.macrebur.com ) We will be joined by Jamie Reed, Head of Corporate Affairs – Sellafield, who will update us on the changing local economic landscape, the priorities and opportunities for innovation within the nuclear supply chain. Throughout the afternoon there will be a series of workshops on the following themes: The Entrepreneur mind-set – what it takes to succeed Building Resilience & Staying Motivated Finance for start-ups and innovation How to write a great business case and apply for funding This is a free to attend event that you can't afford to miss, so don't, click here and register today. 2020 Innovators & Entrepreneurs Summit - bringing together bright minds & bright ideas! Registration, Fri 20 Mar 2020 at 09:00 | Eventbrite 2020 Innovation & Entrepreneurs Summit Bringing together bright minds and bright ideas 20th March 2020 – Whitehaven Golf Club 9am Arrival and refreshments with networking opportunities 9.30 Welcome and introductions with an overview of the day 9.45 Key Note – Toby McCartney (MacRebur, Toby & Kate NLP, Big Talks, TEDx speaker, winner of Virgin Voom 2016, IoD Director of the Year 2018) 10.15 Innovation & Entrepreneurs – The Journey 3 business leaders share their experience of innovation and starting up Jo Corbishley - Jo Corbishley Leadership Lee Grears - Responsive Stuart MacLennan - Cows & Co 11.45 Break 11.30 Jamie Reed – Head of Corporate Affairs, Sellafield - A Cumbria wide perspective How is the economic landscape changing in West Cumbria? How can we prepare for changes and what are the local opportunities? Cumbria-wide priorities and opportunities 12.00 Panel Q&A An opportunity to put your questions to the panel Toby McCartney, Jo Corbishley, Lee Grears, Stuart MacLennen & Jamie Reed 12.30 Miranda Kirschel MBE – Cumbria LEP Innovation Research and Mapping in Cumbria 12.45 Lunch & Networking 1.45 Workshops 4 x 30mins (repeated) The Entrepreneur Mind-Set – what is takes to succeed - Keith McMean, TEG Ltd Building Resilience and Staying Motivated - Colette McQueen, Bespoke Minds Finance, what’s out there? - Graham Latus, Enterprise Answers Support for Innovation – Innovate UK/Game-changers, applying for funding - Frank Allison, FIS360 4pm Closing Speaker - Professor David Gibson OBE (Professor of Practice University of Cumbria) TBC 1:2:1 sessions bookable on the day with exhibitors or speakers from 4pm until late Exhibition stands spaces are available for businesses supporting innovation and business growth. Please contact the event organiser for more information. Who is eligible to attend? Businesses to Business SME’s – less than 250 FTE employees, turnover less than 50m euros or balance sheet total less than 43m euros. This workshop is open to SME’s in Cumbria that meet ERDF eligibility criteria. Under ERDF rules, certain sectors are excluded. For more guidance please contact Sarah Allison, Project Manager – 01228 888723 or 07969 768919 For further information, contact: Sarah Allison - Project Manager Cumbria Innovations Platform Email: [email protected] Tel: 01228 888433 or 07969 768919 Previous Article Growing Our Potential - Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership Next Article UPDATE: Covid-19 Print 258 Rate this article: No rating Please login or register to post comments.