MADE Entrepreneurs Festival 2016
19th September 2016
Join us for the UK's premiere business event for entrepreneurship.
MADE Entrepreneurs Festival is back for 2016, offering a brand new experience to educate, inspire and motivate early stage entrepreneurs and established business owners. The main conference has moved to brand new location the Crucible Theatre, in Sheffield, which will offer room for more audience interaction, as well as increasing engagement opportunities and networking. Taking place on 8 November 2016, MADE will provide meaningful, practical advice and inspiration from experts and peers who will share their views, advice and experiences on growing and succeeding in business. This year's conference will focus on finance, technology, creative thinking, leadership and market development. Early Bird Offer Book your ticket before the 30th September and receive an early bird discounted price for this exclusive and inspiring event. Speakers: Be inspired. Be motivated. Be ready for the challenges ahead. This year's lineup will feature a team of the best and brightest business investors, seasoned entrepreneurs, leaders in technology, industry disruptors, experts and thought-leaders. While every attendee at MADE is a valuable source of knowledge and inspiration, those below will be taking the microphone and sharing with you their stories, advice and knowledge, everything you need to help inspire you to achieve great things with your business. Host Penny Malory, Against the odds, Penny Mallory became the first woman in the World to compete in a World Rally Car. Her story is unusual and inspiring. Penny has spoken to audiences all over the world talking about 'The Psychology of Success' based on over twenty years of Sporting and Business experience. Penny shares the ups and downs of her story from 'homeless waster' to 'Rally Champion', inspiring audiences to achieve greater things for themselves. Despite being told she was the 'wrong sex' and 'too old', she achieved her life long dream of being a Rally Driver. Her unique and inspirational story shows there is no limit to what you can achieve with will determination, focus and commitment. Key Speakers Ian Livingstone CBE, Chairman Sumo Digital Ian Livingstone is one of the founding fathers of the UK games industry. He co-founded iconic games company Games Workshop in 1975, launching Dungeons & Dragons and Warhammer in Europe. He co-authored The Warlock of Firetop Mountain with Steve Jackson in 1982, writing 14 titles in the Fighting Fantasy gamebook series which has sold over 18 million copies worldwide. In the Wired 100 list for 2012, he was ranked the 16th most influential person in the UK's digital economy. He was listed in the 2015 Debrett's 500 of most influential people in UK. Emma Jones , Founder, Enterprise Nation Following a degree in Law and Japanese, Emma joined international accounting firm Arthur Andersen, where she worked in London, Leeds and Manchester offices and set up the firm's Inward Investment practice that attracted overseas companies to locate in the UK. In 2000, bitten by the dot.com bug, Emma left the firm to start her first business, Techlocate after 15 months, the company was successfully sold to Tenon plc. The experience of starting, growing and selling a business from a home base gave Emma the idea for Enterprise Nation which was launched in 2006 as the home business website. The company has since expanded to become a small business community of over 75,000 people who benefit from business books, events and funding: online, in print and in person. Enterprise Nation also presents a campaigning voice to government and the media on behalf of its members. Josh Littlejohn, Founder of Social Bite & The Scottish Business Awards Josh Littlejohn is one of Scotland's most prolific entrepreneurs, and is passionate about making a difference in the world. Co-founder of Social Bite, a chain of sandwich shops which donates all profits to charity, Josh employs a dedicated workforce which is partially made up of staff from formerly homeless backgrounds. This year will see the launch of The Social Bite Academy; the UK's first skills and employment academy for the homeless community. Josh has made headlines in recent years by attracting big named speakers to his Scottish Business Awards, the largest and most prestigious business event in the UK. Previous speakers have included Bob Geldof, Bill Clinton, Richard Branson and most recently, George Clooney. 2016 has also seen the launch of Josh's new charitable venture, Brewgooder; the World's first craft beer to donate 100% of its profits to clean water projects. Are you a Sheffield Chamber member? Contact us for a discount code. This will enable members to purchase a ticket at £25+VAT (instead of the full price of £49+VAT). You will be able to buy up to 4 tickets and this offer will be available up to and including 21st October 2016. Click here to book your tickets.