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She Can Start conference sequel aims to be better than ever

Holly Jones (left), hub manager at Focus Newtown Enterprise Hub and Lucie Andrews, hub engagement coordinator, promoting the conference.

Focus Newtown Enterprise Hub is to hold a ‘She Can Start 2’ virtual conference following the huge success of the first event in February, which saw more than 100 people hear the inspirational journeys that women have taken to launch businesses.

The conference, on September 10 from 10am to 4pm, will feature five, award-winning speakers. The aim of the event is to stimulate fresh ideas, create genuine collaboration and a focus on the practical ways in which we can all work together.

The speakers are Dr Sarah Beynon, founder of The Bug Farm, Hannah Hoskins, owner of Not Your Grandma’s, Bernie Davies, TEDx speaker, trainer and bestselling author, Elinor Davies-Farn, founder of Olew Hair and Ceri Gillet, founder of Mubo.

Ceri will be close the conference with a talk on building a successful crowdfunding campaign, as well her experience of setting up her own business.

Holly Jones, hub manager at Focus Newtown Enterprise Hub, said: “After seeing the success of February’s successful celebration of women, attracting over 100 sign-ups, we’ve created part two to continue on the journey of empowering more women in Wales to take charge of their future and start-up.

“Get ready for another super inspirational day with some of the UK’s finest examples of women in business.”

Dr Sarah Beynon said: “We are living in the middle of a biodiversity mass extinction and a climate emergency. There has never been a more important time to innovate for a more sustainable future.

“I am thrilled to be involved with the BeTheSpark campaign to discuss how we can deliver real change via interdisciplinary, collaborative, innovation-driven entrepreneurship in Wales.”

Bernie Davies added: “I am very pleased to be taking part in ‘She Can Start 2’, particularly at such a time when we are coming out of the most unprecedented times this world and our region has seen.

“It therefore means we are in a time of hope and new beginnings and a time for women to come into their own and make dreams a reality, establish that vision and start again. I look forward to sharing my experience to inspire and educate.”

Register for the conference by searching ‘She Can Start 2’ on Eventbrite.

Focus Newtown Enterprise Hub is an innovative space to incubate and accelerate new and growing businesses based at Royal Welsh Warehouse, Newtown. The hub is funded by the Welsh Government.