Local Entrepreneur Forum: Totnes -Thursday March 28th 2013 9.30am - 4pm
There’s never been a greater need to rethink our economy, especially at the local level. Social and sustainable enterprise represents the future, and here in Totnes, we’re not just waiting for the future to happen. We’re inventing it. Join us for the REconomy Project’s second annual Local Entrepreneur Forum in Totnes, Devon #LEF2013
If you’re an entrepreneur with a sustainable or social start up, a community or financial investor, or a talented business expert looking to create the next economy, this event is for you.
Entrepreneurs: connect with people who can get you to the next level, pitch to the community of dragons, launch a crowdfunding campaign - apply now!
Investors: learn about viable opportunities for the next economy
Experts: share your skills with new potential clients and colleagues
You are cordially invited to join us for this innovative, fun and productive event. Located in the heartland of the new economy and a laboratory of social innovation, beautiful Totnes, South Devon. REconomy Business Network is hosting this unique event, along with partners South Hams District Council, Totnes Town Council and Schumacher College.
Our goal is to nurture and launch new ventures that boost the local economy, making it more sustainable and resilient, and contributing to greater well being.
All this in just one day...
Welcome with Rob Hopkins co-founder of the Transition movement and author of the “Transition Companion”
Creating Community Wealth
Jay Tompt, Transition Town Totnes
The New Materialism
Ruth Potts, founder of Bread, Print & Roses
Crowdfunding Community Start Ups
Theresa Burton, CEO BuzzBnk.org
The Economic Blueprint
Frances Northrop, Transition Town Totnes
The Community of Dragons’ Den
Hosted by Pete Yeo, community investor
The launch of the Totnes Independents Map of Cafes, Pubs and Restaurants
And back by popular demand: Be like a Bee
Be like a Bee is a unique TTT innovation designed to bring entrepreneurs, investors and key contributors together to catalyse new ideas, new relationships.
Totnes has been the home of innovation for generations. It’s the birthplace of the worldwide Transition movement and next-door neighbour to internationally known Dartington and Schumacher College. The Transition movement has mobilised hundred of communities in the UK to take action on reducing carbon emissions, increasing food security, and inspiring social enterprises. It also launched the REconomy Project, a national project to accelerate economic change toward low-carbon, relocalised regeneration.
Payment: £20 for regular admission, £ 5 for concession (students, unemployed) ** includes local food lunch
Venue: Totnes Civic Hall, Market Square, High Street, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5SF
To book please visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5655822718
Or for more details please contact Frances Northrop, Transition in Action Manager on:
mob: 07706 466841