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The Secret to Start-up Success

Alan Walters Building
Tuesday 21st March 2017 (17:30-19:30)
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Clockwise from top-left: Joycelyn Mate, Daniel Bridgewater, John Powell and Sean Henry

Are you a budding entrepreneur or do you have a start-up idea, but don’t know where to take it? Join four University of Birmingham alumni for a panel event; The Secret to Start-up Success to learn first-hand what makes a successful entrepreneur. 

Our dynamic panel will offer advice and guidance based on their personal entrepreneurial journey; looking at both positive and negative experiences, the lessons learnt, what worked well and what didn’t and answer questions around funding and investment, getting your idea off the ground and taking your business to the next level.

Following the panel, there will be a drinks reception, with the opportunity to network with our guest speakers and other like-minded entrepreneurs. For details please email

Panel Discussion: 17:30 – 19:00
Drinks & Networking: 19:00 - 19:30


You can register for this event by completing our quick online form.

Guest panel

Sean Henry - Director at Honest Brew |Former Managing Director and principal shareholder at Lastolite Ltd | Collaborator with MyMiggo to launch and develop Pictar

John Powell - Director, Board Member, Founder at Alfresco

Joycelyn Mate – Co-Founding Director at Afrocenchix

Daniel Bridgewater - CEO of Buckt - The Bucket List Subscription Box | Founder of Fourth Wall  

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