After attending my first yena event in April, the opportunity arose for me to become a part of such a strong cause – developing a platform for young entrepreneurs to come together and grow. I didn’t have to second guess or question my decision. The free to attend “Networking for Young Entrepreneurs” event was held at the Button Factory, in the Jewellery Quarter and I had found out about it a few hours before it started. This post may not do it any justice so you can read more yena here.
Ash Phillips, Founder & Director, had welcomed me as though we had been long-time friends and we were just catching up that evening. So open and inviting, I was naturally made to feel comfortable and because of that, and along with the cause, I was already invested – I asked Ash, how I can get involved, how could I help? Also, when you get a spare 14 minutes, please watch his TED talk and get to know a bit more about him.
Yena has many events all over the UK but has recently expanded and is networking worldwide, in such places as Melbourne. Their membership is a great opportunity for saving money, additional networking and contact building, and you can find out more here.
The Head of Operations, Abby Scarborough was just as welcoming as she has helped get me started with all the need-to-know information and small but important details. We look forward to seeing you at the next Birmingham event in July so keep an eye out for the details posted here.
If Birmingham isn’t your town or even close, check for an event in your city – Cardiff, London, Manchester, Bath, just to name a few.
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