Global Entrepreneurship Week - a Resounding Success

The Masood Entrepreneurship Centre (MEC) is thrilled to announce the resounding success of the most recent Global Entrepreneurship Week. The palpable enthusiasm and active participation of all attendees and contributors served as the cornerstone of the Week's success, leaving an indelible mark on the entrepreneurial landscape at The University of Manchester.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration highlighting the significant role entrepreneurs play in our society. It's a chance to acknowledge the hard work, creativity, and determination these individuals put into their businesses. It's a time to recognise the resilience they show in facing business challenges and to appreciate the difference they make with their commitment and creativity. Their innovations and advancements not only drive economic growth, but also shape our future in profound ways.

The week was brimming with enlightening talks, engaging workshops, and valuable networking opportunities. The exchange of innovative ideas and the genesis of new collaborations promise to drive entrepreneurship to unprecedented heights, marking a significant milestone in MEC's journey.

We would like to extend special gratitude to the speakers who generously shared their valuable time, extensive knowledge, and personal experiences. The insights and advice shared have been invaluable, significantly benefiting all participants. Additionally, the tireless efforts of MEC's diligent staff ensured the smooth execution of over 10 events, which had more than 100 in-person attendees. Their dedication and unwavering commitment played a crucial role in the Week's overall success.

Events included the following talks and workshops:

  • Matthew Scullion, CEO of Matillion
  • In Conversation with David Levine, CEO of Glenluna Ventures
  • Intro to Starting a Business Workshop
  • Emma Jones CBE, founder of Enterprise Nation
  • Your Next Move...Sport Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise with Beth Barnes
  • Personal Branding 101 Workshop
  • ElevateX: Student Startup Sprint Workshop by Accelerate ME
  • Building a Startup Step by Step - with Ash Rust

The potential to create a positive impact through learning and building something new is what entrepreneurship means to me

Matthew Scullion, CEO of Matillion

Lastly, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to our student group partners such as TEDx University of Manchester and Accelerate Me. Their unwavering support underscores their commitment to fostering a vibrant and thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. Our collaboration with TEDx University of Manchester for their successful event ‘Catalytic Continuum’ showcased six inspiring speakers who sought to motivate the student audience with their own personal journeys. Among them was Prithveesh Reddy, co-founder and CEO of Arcube, who remains in close contact with MEC regarding his rapidly growing tech startup in Manchester.

The standout feature of this week was undoubtedly the high level of participation we witnessed during our in-person sessions. Seeing the enthusiasm and active involvement from the participants was a genuinely inspiring experience. This level of engagement not only exceeded our expectations but also gave us valuable insights and feedback. It has also contributed significantly to shaping our approach for future events. The successful interaction and exchange of ideas have given us a clear vision of what to aspire to in our forthcoming sessions and events.

MEC is immensely grateful for the widespread participation and support received and eagerly looks forward to welcoming everyone back at future events. We remain committed to promoting the entrepreneurial spirit and fostering innovation within our community.