Start Up Day at Lewisham Library

Looking for business advice for your start-up? Join Lewisham Library for a packed schedule of free talks, workshops, 1 to 1 support, business information stands and British Library screenings on Start-Up Day.

Date: Friday 11th October
Location: Lewisham Library, 199 - 201 Lewisham High St,  SE13 6LG. 

Date: 29/05/2024 – 29/05/2024


Some of the events need
to be booked on Eventbrite to secure your place – please see the full schedule
below with links for booking.

Start-Up Day is a
national event led by the British Library’s Business and IP Centre (BIPC) to
celebrate and reinforce the role of libraries as innovation hubs, providing
resources to help users start and grow businesses.


Start-Up Day Schedule

10am-5pm:     The British Library’s Start-up day programme will be
webcast throughout the day in the ground floor meeting room allowing local
access to this high-quality content.


10am-4pm :    Discover SiLL: Find out more about the Start-ups
in London Libraries (SiLL)
programme, talk to our SME Champion, register for
fully-funded training and support, and find out what we can do for you and your
business idea.


10am-5pm:     Partner Outreach: Stands and leaflets from partners,
such as Adult learning, The Albany, Santander bank and the Lewisham Local


10am-5pm:     Introduction to COBRA: One-on-one support on how to use the Complete Business
Reference Adviser, a free and extensive resource that’s perfect for anyone
starting or running an SME business. Drop-in sessions available throughout the

2-2.45pm:       Santander business experts will be
speaking about Cyber security and how to keep your business safe. There will be
time for questions at the end.

Bookable here


3-3.45pm:      Santander will be talking about
making sense of funding and finance for start-ups businesses. You will have a
chance to ask questions at the end.

Bookable here


4-4.45pm:       Santander experts will be talking
about starting a business on a shoestring and will also take your questions on
the subject.

Bookable here

5-6pm: Network with local businesses, the Lewisham Start-ups in London Libraries team,
SiLL partners and likeminded start-up entrepreneurs.

Bookable here


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