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Launchpad: Creating Sustainable Start Ups

July 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Launchpad: Creating Sustainable Start Ups

Our Launchpad event will help you to understand the practicalities of starting your own sustainable business
  • Have a business idea you are looking to explore?
  • Do you have an idea that would positively impact the environment?

This launchpad event is all about Green businesses!

Now more than ever, businesses are making a conscious effort to be sustainable, with a lot opting to cut their carbon emissions, finding new ways to utilise renewable and Eco-friendly materials to reduce their environmental impact.

In this event, we will help you understand the practicalities of getting started, as well as connecting you with entrepreneurs who have been there, done it and re-adapted in the face of COVID-19.

Led by The Women’s Organisation this event is part of our Enterprise Hub programme, part funded by European Regional Development Fund and offering FREE advice and guidance to those living in the Liverpool City Region thinking of starting a business.

Book your free ticket now to join us and our panel:

Mikaela King – The Unwaste

Having worked across Marketing, Finance and Technology for a major online digital retailer for over 20 years, Mikaela found herself at a career junction in November 2019. Whilst taking some time out to explore what a different career path could look like, she came up with the idea of a milkman equivalent for household liquids. The Unwaste offers a bottle return and refill service to reduce plastic waste, uses products that are biodegradable, vegan and cruelty free and is on a mission to make greener living easier.

Laurie Stewart – Mindless Mag

Prior to Mindless, Laurie spent over ten years gaining international experience working in supply chain operations and digital transformation at some of the world’s leading Fashion and Retail businesses.

Dr Diana Powell – Wirral Unplugged

Having worked as a teacher and curriculum manager in Thailand, the US and the UK, Diana was keen to ensure all children had access to experiences that would help them succeed in a digital future. She took inspiration from Jack Ma, Founder of Alibaba, who emphasized the importance of critical thinking, collaboration skills and arts, to offset the rise of automation and its impact on future jobs as well as from her own experience of the negative effects of always being ‘plugged in’. Wirral Unplugged CIC supports families of children 3-10 to have screen free time and innovate through eco-friendly, low-resource activities, stories, guest speakers, crafts and games to better prepare children for the future. By re-examining, recycling and reusing everyday items, Wirral Unplugged supports the development of innovation and resilence skills.

Wayne Hemingway Designer, Co-Founder of Red or Dead and key organiser or The Good Business Festival!

Wayne Andrew Hemingway MBE is an English designer and co-founder of Red or Dead. He is also on the Design Council Trustee Board and having been with the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment for a decade since its inception is now on the Design Council CABE Committee. Now supporting the Liverpool City Region to launch the first ever ‘Good Business Festival’ Wayne is well versed in sustainability and good business practices.

Over the course of two acts in October and March, the smartest minds from around the world will join The Good Business Festival to think big, galvanise ambition and drive positive change. With compelling, thought provoking and unexpected programming, the festival will prove itself to be globally relevant and culturally essential. Alongside core events, our fringe, arts and social programming will ensure a true festival environment with plenty of opportunities to socialise and explore the city region.

The event will take place on zoom. Please register via Eventbrite and a zoom link and password will be sent to you before the event by email.

Enterprise Hub support is available to individuals looking to start a business within the Liverpool City Region, or businesses under 42 months looking to grow in the Liverpool City Region.

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8th July 2020


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