StartUp 2016 today: free tickets available

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StartUp 2016, the nation’s biggest startup event is taking place across the UK today and free to attend

Entrepreneurs with an eye on starting a business in 2016 will be flocking to various UK locations today – including Sheffield, Birmingham, Oxford, Swindon, Newcastle and London – for StartUp 2016, a free networking, brand-building day.

Billed as the UK’s biggest startup event, StartUp 2016 features an impressive roster of keynote speakers, including Pacific Direct’s Lara Morgan (above), who’ll be telling attendees how she managed to sell her business for £19m while still holding 99 per cent equity. King of Shaves founder Will King will be dispensing advice on starting a business, while brand guru Rita Clifton will be discussing how you can build a brand on a budget. MyVoucherCodes founder Mark Pearson and GoCardless founder Hiroki Takeuchi are also scheduled to speak at the events. There will also be an ‘Accelerator’ panel with entrepreneurs offering advice on accelerators.

Elsewhere, attendees can take part in practical workshops such as Build A Brand! (meet with design company MOO who’ll provide tips on designing a logo and branding your startup) and Show Me The Money! (accountants from KPMG, Xero and HSBC will show you how to set up accounts, raise funds and manage cashflow).

Aspiring entrepreneurs can also register their startup with Companies House at the Start Me Up! workshop, while KPMG and ICAEW accountants can get you started whether you choose sole trader, limited company or partnership.

There are also copious opportunities to network and mingle with other entrepreneurs and experts from Enterprise Nation, who will advise on topics such as sales and marketing, allowing you to make the most from digital technologies.

Tickets are available for free. Simply click on the links below to book your place:

Canary Wharf, London 

Shrewsbury

Birmingham

Barnsley

Farnham

Horsham

Swindon

Chiswick

Peterborough

Burton-upon-Trent

To find out more, head to enterprisenation.com or follow @e_nation

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Nick Scott

Nick Scott

A former editor-in-chief of The Rake and deputy editor of the Australian edition of GQ, Nick has had features published in titles including Esquire, The Guardian, Observer Sport Monthly and Rolling Stone Australia and is a contributing editor to Director magazine. He has interviewed celebrities including Hugh Jackman, Daniel Craig and Elle Macpherson, as well as business people including Sir Richard Branson, Charles Middleton and Nick Giles and Michael Hayman MBE.

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