Free events for island entrepreneurs hosted by Startup Guernsey

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A SERIES of free events for entrepreneurs is being hosted by Startup Guernsey from 18 to 22 November.

Startup Guernsey is hosting a series of events for entrepreneurs in November. (26089905)

It is the ninth year that Startup Guernsey has organised events to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, an initiative which has helped more than 50m. people unleash their ideas. In Guernsey, there will be networking opportunities, stories from market disruptors, advice on how to spread the word about your new business and a panel discussion on data protection for start-ups.

The programme will kick off on Tuesday 19 November with Mike Wilkins from Orchard PR and a panel of communication experts sharing best practice on how to launch your new business or product. The event takes place at the Frossard Theatre, Guernsey Museum, Candie 12-2pm.

On Wednesday 20 November, Startup Guernsey will host Entrepreneurs Breakfast Club which is a chance to meet other small business owners, share ideas and seek advice. The event, sponsored by Pollet Chambers, takes place at Muse Cafe from 8am and includes a complimentary breakfast.

The following day, Tobias Taupitz, founder of Laka - a community-focused start-up specialising in high-end bike insurance – will talk about his entrepreneurial journey at the Chamber of Commerce from 6pm. This talk is sponsored by 1818 Venture Capital who have supported Mr Taupitz through his growth and brought him to Guernsey.

The final event will be data protection for Start-ups. The panel discussion moderated by Chris Chiltern from Bailiwick of Guernsey Data Protection Association will feature representatives from the Office of the Data Protection Authority, Bailiwick of Guernsey Data Protection Association and a small business. This event takes place on Friday 22 November at the Digital Greenhouse, 12-2pm.

Jennifer Strachan, CEO of Startup Guernsey said: ‘Global Entrepreneurship Week is the highlight of Startup Guernsey’s year and we are grateful for all of the sponsors who have helped make it happen. I would encourage anyone interested in entrepreneurialism to check out the range of free events and workshops on offer. Our goal is to encourage those looking to start or scale a business to seek help from Startup Guernsey; we have the resources to help, inspire and educate those that are taking the plunge. We hope you will join us’

To find out more and to book these free events, visit or email

Will Green

By Will Green
Business Editor

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