The number one festival for entrepreneurs in the UK was
launched this week by HRH The Duke of York and a host of VIP guests
at a glitzy bash in London.
Set to take place in Sheffield from 19- 21 September, MADE will
see 3,000 business leaders take over the city to network, be
mentored and make deals.
The line-up of speakers for MADE 2012 includes some of the best
business minds in the country, including Dragons' Den star Peter
Jones, founder of Cobra Beer Lord Bilmoria, CEO of Seatwave Joe
Cohen and Smarta founder Shaa Wasmund.
"MADE is all about encouraging a new generation of entrepreneurs
to actually go for it and accelerating businesses through ideas,
innovation and inspiration, " said Michael Hayman, chairman of MADE
and co-founder of Seven Hills and StartUp Britain.
The festival is aimed at those running or thinking of launching
businesses. King of Shaves founder Will King attended the festival
last year and is set to be a speaker on this year's bill too.
"MADE will be the coolest place to be in September if you want
to make a job, not take a job, he said."
With this in mind, the first day of MADE is focused on tackling
youth unemployment by helping young people start their own
businesses. Coined The 'E20: The Entrepreneur's Summit' this
special event will see 20 of the UK's top entrepreneurs come
together to develop an action plan to inspire more of the younger
generation to become entrepreneurs.
"It will be a once-in-a-lifetime group of brilliant business
minds that we will be able to share the wisdom they have", said
For full details and to book tickets, visit: www.madefestival.com