Entrepreneur Wales

Penglais campus

Penglais campus

26 March 2014

Businesses from across Mid Wales have the opportunity to have their say on entrepreneurship in the region through taking part in a debate at Aberystwyth University on the evening of Wednesday 26th March 2014.

The ‘Entrepreneur Wales’ event, which is organised by the Welsh Government and hosted at Aberystwyth University is the latest in a series of successful events which have been held across Wales.

Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from experienced entrepreneurs, put questions to the panel and take part in the debate.  With the theme for the evening focusing on ‘making Wales a more entrepreneur-centric place to do business’, a lively discussion is sure to follow together with networking opportunities.

“Small businesses make a crucial contribution to the economy of Mid Wales. This is a fantastic opportunity for local entrepreneurs and business people to hear from some inspirational and successful entrepreneurs, and to debate contemporary challenges for business in Wales” said Andrew Henley, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Regional Economic Development and Director for the Institute of Management, Law & Information Science.

Pro Vice Chancellor, Dr Rhodri Llwyd Morgan said: “One of the principal strategic aims of Aberystwyth University is to work in partnership and promote collaboration with employers and businesses to enrich the experience of our students, our staff and our partners. The University is delighted to host this event and provide a platform for promoting entrepreneurial activity and for representatives from the region’s business community to contribute to this interesting debate.”

The evening will be hosted by Sarah Dickins, BBC Wales Economic Correspondent and will include presentations from:

•        Peter Saunders (@PeterSaunders) – serial entrepreneur, business angel and philanthropist will talk about his experience as one of Wales’s most successful entrepreneurs and the work he is currently doing to support start-ups with ideas that financial institutions refuse to support.

•        Tim Morgan (@thetimmorgan) - as a founder of London & New York based Mint Digital, Tim will talk about the non-traditional methods they used to build their business and continue to develop the company in fascinating and diverse ways. Their most recent success ‘Desk Beers’, is leading the trend for craft beer selection & delivery to offices on Friday afternoons.

•        Andy Moore (@andygoosemoore ) - discover what the former Wales rugby International Captain, founder and Director of ACT Pathway  has to say about elite sport & business and how entrepreneurs can learn from the behaviours and learning processes of top athletes.

Networking and refreshments will be available from 5.00pm with the evening debate starting at 5.45pm.

For further information and to register to attend visit: http://business.wales.gov.uk/entwales2013

Alternatively contact: businesssupport@wales.gsi.gov.uk