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29th November 2017
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Creative Entrepreneur 2017 Next Generation

 About the event

The event will break new ground and celebrates the creative and digital economy. Attending the event you will see Masterclasses, panel sessions, installations, networking sessions and more on the theme of the Creative Entrepreneur – you will be inspired and amazed. Our MediaCityUK space features cutting edge technology, multi-touch tables, Christie Tile walls and a Digital Performance Lab.



The technology in the space showcases some of our best creative and entrepreneurial projects and brilliant minds and talent coming together for an astonishing showcase of creative entrepreneurialism. High profile speakers are combined with local favourites and interactive sessions such as creative speed networking and installations.

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Every event allows plenty of time to network, ask pertinent questions, and hear from industry leads. To reflect the personalised nature of the events we have a limited amount of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available for key suppliers/organisations to engage with the attendees.

Creative Entrepreneur 2017 Agenda

  • Keynote Prof Vikas Shah
    Keynote Prof Vikas Shah
    09:15 Morning
    Vikas is an award-winning entrepreneur, strategist and educator who has built businesses in diverse sectors around the world for almost 20 years and shares his entrepreneurial insights. In his illustrious career, he has interviewed many of the world’s most influential thinkers including Sir Richard Branson,Buzz Aldrin, Maya Angelou, Noam Chomsky and more than 12 Nobel Laureates in economics, sciences and peace building.

    Speakers: Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, Honorary Professor - Manchester University

  • Sporting entrepreneurs – Panel
    Sporting entrepreneurs – Panel
    10:30 Morning
    Prof. Simon Chadwick hosts a panel featuring successful sporting entrepreneurs discussing the issues and challenges they have faced in the world of Sports Business. Featuring:

    Speakers: Prof. Simon Chadwick, Sally Horrox (Managing Partner, Y Sport), Matt Rogan (Chairman of Two Circles), Richard Ayers (CEO of 7 league), Sally Hancock (Managing Partner, Y Sport)

  • Digital Health – Panel
    Digital Health – Panel
    11:30 Morning
    Prof Ben Light hosts a panel of experts on their views and personal experiences with regards to enabling communities to improve their social, mental and/or physical welfare through new tech and innovation. The session will also ask how their message for social change can be further amplified and where they see the future of community driven projects going.

    Speakers: Rachael Wallach, founder and director of DisruptDisability, CAST an organisation helping others use technology to deliver their social missions and get early stage ideas to scale, iSAT Health, Smart Device Technology for e-Health research and innovation, Age UK, Identifying elderly persons healthcare needs via a new Age UK app Maxus Global, Global Media Agency leading change for clients through technology and innovation and Alliance Scotland, Supporting local social initiatives, across Scotland, through creativity, collaboration and continuous improvement.

  • Lunch
    12:30 Agenda

    Speakers: Remember to advise us about any allergies or dietary requirements you may have.

  • Thinking in 360º: making mixed reality
    Thinking in 360º: making mixed reality
    13:00 Agenda
    Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF) present some of their incredible video and interactive work. MLF have a reputation for driving forward award winning, ambitious work in a variety of forms – live events, art installations and digital media.

    Speakers: Eleanor Whitley and Robin McNicholas demonstrate a unique vision for the future of mixed reality and creative experiences.

  • Smart Cities performance
    Smart Cities performance
    14:15 Agenda
    Join speculative architect and Founder of Tomorrows Thoughts Today, Liam Young and an all-seeing smart city operating system as they ride along in a driverless taxi on a storytelling tour through a network of software systems, autonomous infrastructures, ghost architectures, anomalies, glitches and sprites, searching for the wilds beyond the machine.

    Speakers: Liam Young

  • Tech Angels – Dragons Den
    Tech Angels – Dragons Den
    15:00 Agenda
    Web Apps UK are running a competition with the University of Salford to offer cash prizes for the right creative business ideas. You can read more about the competition and enter here. This Dragon’s Den pitch event culminates the competition and for the winners – prize money and potential access to £2,000 per month, premises and business support.

    Speakers: N/A

  • Event close
    Event close
    17:00 Agenda

    Speakers: N/A



Liam Young
Liam Young
Architect and Founder of Tomorrows Thoughts Today
Prof. Ben Light
Prof. Ben Light
Professor of Digital Media / Associate Dean – Research and Innovation, College of Arts and Social Sciences
Prof. Simon Chadwick
Prof. Simon Chadwick
Professor of Sports Enterprise, University of Salford
Professor Vikas Shah
Professor Vikas Shah
Award winning entrepreneur, strategist and educator

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  • Course Name: Creative Entrepreneur 2017 – Next Generation
  • Start Date: 29th Nov 2017
  • Duration – Day(s): 1
  • Course Venue: MediaCityUK

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