An evening event for aspiring and pre-start founders, learning how to take an idea and turn it into a real business concept!

From Idea to Business: Start-up Talks & Networking

Are you an entrepreneur with an exciting idea but unsure how to bring it to life and take it to market? Do you have the ambition to start a business, but find yourself jumping from concept to concept? Then our “From Idea to Business: Start-Up Talks & Networking” event could be exactly the kickstart you and your business idea need.

If you are:

  • An employee with a desire to become self-employed.
  • A strong-minded, resilient individual with the hunger to bring an idea to life
  • A pre-start entrepreneur with an idea in need of direction or validation
  • A digitally skilled and creative thinker that is unsure of the path they yet want to follow
  • An individual who is keen to hear from entrepreneurs who’ve already walked the path
  • A person who is ready to get involved in business workshops and wants to network with other like-minded individuals

Then this workshop and networking event is perfect for you!

The ‘Idea to Business: Start Up Talks and Networking’ event will run on the 18th of May 2023, 6pm – 9pm at South Essex College, Luckyn Lane, Basildon, Essex, SS14 3AY which is centrally located near the train station. During this evening event, you will be given the support and knowledge you need to discover the pathways to bring your ideas to the fore, as well as the opportunity to connect with other entrepreneurs in the same place as you.

This session will include topics such as:

  • Learning how to market yourself effectively
  • Finding your first client
  • Marketing with no budget
  • Monetising your creative skills
  • Funding options available for your business

With our full speaker line-up soon to be announced, register on our Eventbrite today to reserve your spot. Food and drink will be provided on the evening, yet with limited spaces available – register early to avoid disappointment!


This event is proudly supported by Basildon Council, in partnership with South Essex College, with funding from UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and Levelling Up Fund.

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South Essex College Luckyn Ln Basildon SS14 3AX
Organiser: Launch-It: Creative Tech Accelerator

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