GEW 2019 & Gosport Enterprise Fair 2019

The World’s largest festival of entrepreneurship and Gosport is part of it!

Gosport Borough Council leads a partnership to stage an annual programme of free events coinciding with Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) to engage with residents starting their own business and the local small business community.

For 2019 the partners are Basepoint Gosport, Enterprise First, Good Things Foundation, Google, NatWest Bank, the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership and Start-Up Disruptors.   

We are excited to be partnering with the Google Digital Garage Bus that will provide free local coaching, in-person training sessions and 1:1 workshops to help businesses grow.

The Google Digital Garage Bus is a unique place where anyone can come and learn how to harness the power of the internet. The training is offered both online and in-person. This initiative is free for all people to attend and is funded by Google.

Further free courses, training and 1:1s aimed at helping you to grow your confidence, career or business are available over the next few months at the local Google Digital Garage centre located in Commercial Road, Portsmouth. For more details see Google Digital Garage Portsmouth.

GEW 2019 Gosport Programme

All events are free but some require you to register your attendance beforehand.

Thursday 14th November 0930-1630hrs

The Google Digital Bus will be at Basepoint Gosport (Aerodrome Road PO13 0FQ) all day offering training sessions and 1:1 mentoring.

There is no need to pre-register for either the training or 1:1s just turn up and drop in on the day.

The training sessions scheduled for the day are as follows:

  • 1000-1130hrs: Social Media Strategy
  • 1200-1330hrs: Digital Marketing Strategy
  • 1400-1530hrs: Getting Started with Digital Advertising

Meet Your Local Experts

Monday 18th November 1700-2000hrs

  • Seminar and networking event at Basepoint Gosport, Aerodrome Road PO13 0FQ
  • Local professional services firms share their top do’s and don’ts when starting and running a small business
  • Sponsored and hosted by Basepoint Gosport and StartUp Disruptors
  • Includes a networking buffet
  • Please register with Basepoint Gosport via 01329 848700 or gosport@basepoint.co.uk

Tuesday 19th November 0930-1630hrs

The Google Digital Bus will be at Basepoint Gosport (Aerodrome Road PO13 0FQ) all day offering training sessions and 1:1 mentoring.

There is no need to pre-register for either the training or 1:1s just turn up and drop in on the day.

The training sessions scheduled for the day are as follows:

  • 1000-1130hrs: Digital Marketing Strategy
  • 1200-1330hrs: Social Media Strategy
  • 1400-1530hrs: Writing for Social Media

Sales For People Who Don’t Like Selling

Wednesday 20th November 0930-1130hrs

Forms part of the NatWest Boost programme for supporting businesses.

  • Workshop and networking event
  • Sponsored by NatWest as part of their Boost series of events and supported by Kim Mason Sales & Marketing, Basepoint Gosport and the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Refreshments included
  • At Basepoint Gosport, Aerodrome Road PO13 0FQ
  • For more information and to register please see Eventbrite

Gosport Enterprise Fair 2019

Wednesday 20th November 1330-1630hrs

  • Keynote speakers and networking event with business support organisation exhibitors
  • Local entrepreneurs at various stages of their business owning journey share their stories and tips for success
  • Opportunity to network with fellow attendees and representatives from exhibiting business support organisations
  • At the Jervis Gallery, St Vincent College, Mill Lane PO12 4QA
  • Please register via Eventbrite

GIN (Gosport Informal Networking) @ the Boat House

Thursday 21st November 0930-1630hrs

  • Free networking club that meets every two months throughout the year
  • Chat with your peers about starting and running a business, plus make new and maintain contacts whilst overlooking Portsmouth Harbour – networking with a view!
  • At the Boat House Café, Gosport Marina, Mumby Road PO12 1AH
  • Facilitated by Enterprise First and Gosport Borough Council
  • Please register via Eventbrite