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Ten years of start-up love and still going strong – the Enterprise Nation StartUp Show returns in 2024

Ten years of start-up love and still going strong – the Enterprise Nation StartUp Show returns in 2024
Enterprise Nation
Enterprise Nation
Enterprise Nation

Posted: Mon 6th Nov 2023

The UK’s biggest and most-loved start-up event is back for 2024 and jam-packed with inspiration and tips to help thousands of entrepreneurs launch their own business next year.

The Enterprise Nation StartUp Show was first launched in 2015 to support the growing number of entrepreneurs starting businesses in the UK. Since then, the annual show has scaled, and it now sees more than 2,000 individuals over 11 stages in a single day.

The event, in partnership with Monzo Business, British telecommunications leader Vodafone UK, TikTok and GS1 UK, will take over the wartime home of the BBC - Bush House, now part of King's College – in central London, making use of every inch of its historic architecture on Saturday 27 January.

According to Google Trends, more than 100,000 people in the UK searched for ‘tips to start a business’ in January 2023 – the highest number on record – following a five year upward trajectory.

The booming appetite to start is also reflected in the number of businesses registered at Companies House. In 2023, this number is on track to be the highest ever – with more than half a million registered in the first half of the year alone.

Emma Jones, CBE, founder and CEO of small business support platform and membership community Enterprise Nation, said:

"Britain is a truly entrepreneurial country. As many of us stick to the usual new year’s resolutions to eat less, drink less and get fit, a good 30 per cent of us now will be making plans to start a business next year.

"Over the 10 years we’ve been running this show, we’ve seen attendance volumes grow as more would-be entrepreneurs find themselves hungry to learn new skills and inspiration from others.

"As start-up figures continue to rocket, the show has got bigger and bigger - and we now have 11 stages that help entrepreneurs understand how everything from technology and AI to basic email marketing lists that are going to get them to where they want to be.

"Starting a business is one of the biggest journeys you can go on, from a personal and professional perspective. It’s also a journey with many twists and turns.

"This is an event for everyone who has ever dreamed of being their own boss – but also for the side-hustlers and the self-employed who want to take control of their own professional and financial destiny."

The event is accompanied StartUp UK, an ongoing programme of free advice and e-learning developed by Enterprise Nation and funded by Monzo Business.

The event will be held at King's College London, Bush House, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG on Saturday, 27 January 2024, from 9:00am to 4:15pm.

Book tickets and read more details here.


About Enterprise Nation

Enterprise Nation is a business support platform and provider delivering support to more than 800,000 small businesses every year. Its aim is to help people turn their good ideas into great businesses – through expert advice, events, acceleration support and networking.

Enterprise Nation was founded in 2005 by British entrepreneur Emma Jones CBE, also co-founder of national enterprise campaign StartUp Britain. She is author of best-selling business books and is a frequently called-on and regular media commentator on a range of issues which affect the UK’s growing number of SMEs.

Enterprise Nation
Enterprise Nation
Enterprise Nation
Enterprise Nation has helped thousands of people start and grow their businesses. Led by founder, Emma Jones CBE, Enterprise Nation connects you to the resources and expertise to help you succeed.

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