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Creative Entrepreneur Event returns to Salford for the second time

Monday 7 December 2015

THE Award winning Salford Business School hosted its second successful Creative Entrepreneur event at MediaCityUK on 25th November

The aim of the event was to pull together the different business centres of Digital, Social and Sports to educate and entertain the next generation of global entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs.

Nearly 500 people attended the free event including industry professionals, students and staff, all ready to be educated, informed and entertained.

The event showcased masterclasses, panel sessions, installations and performances from 40 local and international industry experts inspiring many individuals.

The event was kick-started by a keynote from internationally recognised Cindy Krum, CEO of MobileMoxie, a mobile marketing consultancy. Cindy shared enlightening stories of her own personal experiences that inspired her top tips on being a successful creative entrepreneur.

Cindy Krum’s speech-Tweets:

Photo of the top 7 tips:

One of the tips: 

Networking as an entrepreneur will help you keep on track – tweets from others:

 Cindy Krum Ballet – tweets from other people:

Cindy’s keynote inspired delegates to take to social media and engagement increased from here on with delegates sharing their thoughts along with key quotes and takeaways from the day.

Fourteen sessions were held in either The Egg Suite/Digital Performance Lab in Salford’s MediaCityUK campus from 9:00am – 5:00pm. This was followed by a speed networking event open to all guests and speakers.

The session on ‘Impact of an EU referendum on Digital Economy,’ was one of the discussions on the day, looking at whether the UK leaving the EU would damage or benefit creative business and the digital industry.

The panel was made up of Lisa Smart (North West Lib Dems), Tony Clayton (Imperial College London), Steve Kuncewicz (Bermans) and Sam Clark (CRNetworks & Pirate Party).

Tony Clayton kick-started the discussion with why it could be bad for Britain to leave the EU, ‘Leaving the EU would disrupt links with the current UK major trading partners.’

Steve Kuncewicz also explained the pros and cons in Brexit, citing laws from Brussels.


A poll of the room indicated that the majority agreed that the UK should stay in the EU.

Other sessions included:

Event Producer, Alex Fenton said: “After a really successful event last year, the event has grown once more, with a fantastic attendance from staff, students and local companies. The feedback has been excellent and will help us shape our next event. We want to continue to grow and give even more students and companies a world class experience at MediaCityUK.”

The sessions were live streamed and will be available on YouTube soon.