Derby’s business elite to meet the next generation of entrepreneurs

Student discussing his idea at the official launch of the Derby University Network of Entrepreneurs (DUNE) at the iPro Stadium, Derby.

Successful business professionals in Derby will take time out next week to meet with the next generation of budding entrepreneurs at an event hosted by the University of Derby.

The College of Business will hold its second Network of Entrepreneurs evening, sponsored by Flint Bishop LLP, is open to anyone starting up a new business or with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Leading local, national and international innovators will be on hand to share their expertise and knowledge with University of Derby students and other attendees.

A live Q&A will also be held with an expert panel of business leaders, including, among others: Graham Mulholland, Managing Director at epm:technology; Dean Jackson, Owner of Huub Design and Hannah Fox of Derby Museums.

Dr David Russell, Dean of the College of Business at the University of Derby, comments: “Derby Business School has a strong relationship with the region’s business community and last year’s inaugural Network of Entrepreneurs event was a huge success, which we hope to replicate again this year.

“The event will provide an invaluable networking opportunity for our business students to hear from leading entrepreneurs across the city. The experience will also help further develop our students’ knowledge and capabilities as they prepare to launch their own careers.”

Brett Butcher, Owner of My-Let and Entrepreneur in Residence at Derby Business School, adds: “The University’s students are passionate about business and have a considerable array of skills and ideas. The Network of Entrepreneurs provides a relaxed environment for the region’s successful business people to share their insights and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.”

Network of Entrepreneurs takes place on Wednesday November 18 and runs from 5 – 8 pm at The Silk Mill in Derby.