The BSEEN project is showcasing new and innovative businesses it has supported in 2011. This is a unique opportunity to meet the Birmingham businesses of tomorrow, get to know their products and services and learn how they are setting the trend for future graduates.
With more focus than ever on enterprise and the role of small businesses in the local area and national economy, it is vital to support the early stage and growing businesses of the future.
You can also hear from our guest speaker Matt Roberts, co-founder of Bean2Bed (www.bean2bed.com), as he talks about his experiences as a graduate entrepreneur and the value of support schemes like BSEEN. Bean2Bed's innovative beanbags that transform into beds have earned Matt various different awards, including Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2006), the Midlands Winner of the HSBC Start-up Stars Award (2008) and the Insider Magazine Top 42 Under 42 Award (2009).
The evening will showcase over 50 BSEEN and Entrepreneurs for the Future (e4f) businesses supported by the Working Neighbourhoods Fund. The BSEEN project is funded by Be Birmingham via the Working Neighbourhoods Fund, which is managed by Birmingham City Council, and delivered in partnership with Aston University, Birmingham City University and University of Birmingham.