Bumper year for MADE Festival Fringe
16 September 2014
The World’s leading Festival’s from Edinburgh to SXSW have become famous for the amount of Fringe activity they have generated and now, MADE – The UK’s most inspiring festival of enterprise and entrepreneurship, often described as a Glastonbury for Business, is heading the same way.
This year’s MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival, beginning 22 September in Sheffield, has attracted over 40 fringe events, most of which are FREE to attend, with partner organisations and businesses from across the UK choosing MADE as a platform to share, discuss, launch and showcase new ideas, campaigns and ventures.
Brendan Moffett, Director of Marketing Sheffield and one of the Festival Organisers said: “We have been overwhelmed with the response from partners both local and national. This is the most active fringe the festival has ever seen and testament the event continues to grow year on year.”
The Fringe programme includes top selling author Andrew M. Green showcasing his incredibly pragmatic book In the Chair, a comprehensive guide to becoming a successful leader.
Doug Richard is set to launch his brand new School for Creative Start Ups in association with Sheffield City College, who in turn will also be launching their Centre for Business and Enterprise complete with a new portfolio of courses for entrepreneurs, SMEs and large employers, via the festival.
MADE’s Headline Sponsors Sage host an event aimed at anyone thinking or in the early stages of setting up their business, which features the UK’s No.1 motivational speaker Brad Burton.
The University of Sheffield’s Enterprise Team will be creating an Entrepreneur’s Pub, a social chill out lounge for the Festival, offering a day-long schedule of events providing access to a variety of local experts and entrepreneurs.
The British Library in partnership with the Business & IP Centre National Network and Barclays will share a number of inspiring entrepreneurial stories as part of a nationwide link up event.
Irwin Mitchell will be presenting a highly topical debate on the growing subject of alternative finance and crowd funding for growing companies.
StartUp Britain present StartUp Social, a full day event designed to help early stage social entrepreneurs and Google will be bringing their Google Juice Bar to engage Sheffield business owners and offer advice on how to grow a business online, amongst many more.
With so many events taking place at this year’s MADE, festival goers will be spoilt for choice. To see the full event listing of all the MADE Festival Fringe programme visit www.madefestival.com.