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Exporting 101 – prepare to grow your business

By |2023-07-14T13:50:05+01:00July 14th, 2023|export, growth, scaleup, Seminar, Training|

For companies wanting to grow their business GEN UK has launched xporter, an accelerator designed to enable you to export successfully. As part of the programme we are running dedicated webinars exploring topics related to growing your business in new markets. Each month our export experts provide insights and guidance to help you prepare to export [...]

GEN UK launches new series: Linzi Has Words

By |2023-05-30T17:24:41+01:00May 30th, 2023|Funding, GEN UK, gender equality, growth, scaleup, Social entrepreneurship, womenentrepreneurs|

GEN UK Ambassador for Purpose and Founder of One Earth, Linzi Boyd, is in conversation with leading voices from the world of entrepreneurship. In her weekly Thought Leadership Series, Linzi Has Words, Linzi meets Yvonne Greeves Natwest Director Women in Business, Alla Ouvarova Founder and CEO of Two Chicks, Jacqueline Brown Founder Fashion Africa, and David [...]

Calling Net Zero innovators!

By |2023-05-22T16:17:22+01:00May 22nd, 2023|challenge, competition, GEN UK, net zero|

Entrepreneurs are key to combating climate change. We are inviting entrepreneurs working on net zero mobility solutions to enter a new competition, LeZero Innovation Prize. Open to all, the Prize is a chance to win cash and in-kind mentoring and support package worth over £25,000 to grow and showcase their venture in 2024. Applications open now [...]

GEN UK appoints Linzi Boyd Ambassador of Purpose

By |2023-05-10T13:53:00+01:00May 10th, 2023|Uncategorized|

GEN UK is excited to appoint Linzi Boyd, founder of One Earth and serial entrepreneur, as its Ambassador for Purpose. Linzi is a global speaker, leading with purpose and impact and passionate about everyone being seen and heard. She will be using her role as Ambassador to drive growth on purpose to shift business mindsets and [...]

We are racing to zero for GEW2023

By |2023-05-04T19:41:08+01:00May 4th, 2023|competition, GEW, net zero|

Today with our partner Envirorally we are launching an exciting new event for Global Entrepreneurship Week. A zero carbon motoring event driving  green innovation. The inaugural LeZero ‘rally’ will be held in November and run 1,300km from Paris to Venice. Winning teams will be those with the lowest carbon ratio ‘emissions’. The event will run in [...]

GEN UK to launch Founder’s Friday Open Mic

By |2023-04-05T17:47:40+01:00April 5th, 2023|Uncategorized|

No agenda, no presentations, no panels, no speeches. GEN UK is launching Founder's Friday Open Mic. This is a refreshing opportunity for entrepreneurs to share what they're doing, thinking, and planning. Open to all start and scale founders and entrepreneurs. Hosted by the GEN UK team on the GEN UK HUB every Friday, Open Mic is [...]

Watch 100 startups pitch live in the world’s largest entrepreneurship competition

By |2023-03-10T11:37:56+00:00March 10th, 2023|Uncategorized|

World's top 100 up-and-coming startups are ready to pitch. The stage is set, and the Entrepreneurship World Cup Global Finals are about to begin! Watch live from 13.30 GMT March 10th. Founders from 53 countries are vying for a share of the $1 million prize pot, the competition is fierce – and the excitement is palpable. https://platform.entrepreneurshipworldcup.com/display/E2/EWC+Global+Semifinals+1

Come and meet the world in Melbourne 19-22 September

By |2023-02-10T15:48:43+00:00January 21st, 2023|Education, GEC, GEN UK, policy, Research, Seminar, Uncategorized|

We are looking forward to gathering together with our GEN colleagues at the GEC in Melbourne and creating new connections and opportunities.   Last year in Riyadh we had a UK delegation of almost 30 ecosystem players, and we would love to invite you to join us this year for GEC 2023.   Vibrant, scalable, and high-performing startup [...]

Recession? Time to grow your business

By |2023-01-02T17:21:40+00:00January 2nd, 2023|Education, export, growth, scaleup|

One way for ambitious SMEs to beat the recession and limits on UK market growth is to export. GEN UK and Resolve have partnered to bring a unique and practical approach to scaling your business for growth overseas.  The export accelerator, xporter, was announced at the Business Show in London during Global Entrepreneurship Week. xporter, enables leaders [...]

Grow with Purpose – the big theme for GEW UK 2022

By |2022-11-24T12:12:25+00:00November 24th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrated its 15th anniversary this year across 200 countries. In the UK hundreds of events took place across the country and online via the GEN UK HUB. The big theme was Grow with Purpose focusing on the why and how entrepreneurs can make an impact. GEW UK 2022 launched at the NatWest conference [...]

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