FREE Speed Mentoring/Networking Event

Do you run your own business? Or perhaps you’re about to start one…

The btc, in partnership with Stevenage Borough Council, invite you to join them in their FREE speed business mentoring and networking event on Friday 18th November in celebration and support of national campaigns, Small Business Saturday and Global Entrepreneurship Week.

The morning event, running from 9.30am – 12pm, will give local business owners the perfect chance to network with other business owners as well as business mentors and advisors. In addition, there will be a ‘speed mentoring session’ where you can book to speak with a number of experts from a variety of fields for advice on your business. Whether it’s a question on IT, HR, Accounting, Marketing or anything else – there will be a selection of mentors that could help you.

Start-ups and established business owners from the Stevenage area are all welcome to attend. In addition, details of a new local business grant scheme will also be announced at the event by Stevenage Borough Council!

Location: btc, Stevenage
Friday 18th November
Cost: FREE

9:30am – 10:00am – registration and networking
10:00am -10:30am – Introduction and launch of Stevenage Business Grant
10:30am - 11:30am – speed networking session 
11:30am - General networking
12:00 – Close



Within the speed mentoring section of the event we will have 10 business mentors, from a wide range of specialisms, available for you to speak to – each session will last 8 minutes long, just enough time for you to ask any burning questions you have and exchange contact details.

Business Mentor choices – you may select up to 6 mentors (each session will be 8 minutes long):

Sacha Bright - Business Agent: Crowdfunding

Michael Niles - Wenta: Social Media

Kim Nahar - Natwest: Banking/Finance

Salmon Lone - TekOne Technologies: IT

Francis Hooke - Hooke & Co: Business Growth

Rupesh Patel - Patel & Co: Accounting

Kelvin Golding - Marketing Outstanding Team Ltd: Digital Marketing

Liz Roe - Liz Roe People Services: HR

Shahida Parkar - Wenta: General Business Advice

Martin Carr - Hertfordshire Growth Hub: Growth Strategy

These mentor sessions need to be booked in advance of the event by Friday 11th November by emailing with your contact information and chosen mentor(s) that you would like to be booked in with.

You can book up to 6 mentor sessions on the day and Alex Shoobert will confirm back to you once you have emailed your choices as bookings are on a first come first served basis.

Further details and booking information of the mentors available on the day will be announced shortly.
We look forward to seeing you there!