Liverpool Hope University showcases entrepreneursFriday 20 April 2012
Liverpool Hope University is hosting a Student and Graduate Trade Fair and Business Networking Lunch, at its city centre Creative Campus, to showcase the talent of its entrepreneurial students and graduates to national and international visitors to the 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) and to representatives from the local business community.
This approved GEC fringe event will take place on Thursday 15th March from 12 noon to 2pm in the Great Hall at the University's Creative Campus, and will provide Congress delegates with the opportunity to find out about the different businesses run by students and graduates at the University.
Steve Jackson, CEO and Founder of Recycling Lives Ltd, will be the keynote speaker at the event. His topic will be “Social Enterprise and Corporate Social Responsibility are good for business”. Steve won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2010 and his commercial recycling services support his social welfare charity, which helps vulnerable people to work their way back to independent living.
Jordan Wright, a graduate of Liverpool Hope University, who runs Little League Sports with his friend and business partner, Joe Mulhearn, will share his experience of setting up his business. Little League Sports won the 2011 Morgan Foundation Award for Best Entrepreneurial Charity or Social Enterprise in Liverpool, as well as being runner up in the Young Entrepreneur Award category.
The event will be sponsored by Weightmans, and a member of their team will also give an insight to their views on entrepreneurship.
Some of the students exhibiting will be part of the University’s Young Enterprise programme and business visitors will be asked to help choose a winner from their companies. The winning Young Enterprise company will then go forward to the regional Young Enterprise competition.
The Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2012, hosted by Liverpool Vision, Global Entrepreneurship Week and The Kauffman Foundation, will be held from Friday 9 to Friday 16 March 2012 with an extensive programme of events at the Liverpool Arena and Conference Centre and throughout the city and beyond. For further information, please see www.gec2012.com