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Birmingham Entrepreneur Beginnings

A meetup for people who are any combination of smart, creative, practical, bored, motivated, connected, playful, serious and inspired.

  • Got an idea for a new business?
  • Looking for an idea?
  • Looking for a start-up team or looking to join one?

We have created an opportunity for you to meet with a great bunch of people with whom you can bounce ideas around.

Nobody will be trying to sell you their services. This is coffee with people who want to do something new.

This is different from the normal monthly meetups occurring on the last Wednesday of the month.

This new Beginnings meetup is specifically targeted at those not quite sure about their business idea and want to play with their ideas and those ideas of others.

<<Added Information>>

We have had a few questions from people about the new Birmingham Entrepreneur Beginnings meetup so we thought it would be a good idea to just share our thoughts.

Firstly, its not a conventional networking event. This event is for an early stage entrepreneur that wants to explore and play with a business idea, product or service with likeminded people or somebody that has done it before but wants to engage with new ideas. It is likely that this will mean that they may not have a budget for buying stuff, or even know what ‘stuff’ is at this stage.

Secondly, it is a play space for the inquisitive mind. We are thinking of putting sheets of paper on the table to allow people to draw and explain their idea to gain input from others. It is likely that we will break every half hour and ask if anybody wants to share any breakthroughs with the rest of the group. This will allow people to move around to areas of interest – we don’t want to put structure in, but it might help. We will play it by ear.

Thirdly, when you arrive let people know what idea you are thinking about and perhaps what you need help with.

Finally, It’s a new subgroup, which could be amazing so we hope you enjoy.

We are also now at 50 attendees so if you think that you may not get value out of the Beginners meetup because of this structure please could you open up your place to someone else.

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  • Aaron R.

    A great addition to the BEMG offering

    June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, it was a great meetup. I'd like to share my idea though.

    I want to setup a company to reduce unemployment and maintain it at low levels. My research found that companies are reluctant to create jobs because of reduced demand. It's not that they're not recruiting it's just that more people are coming onto the employment pool than are being created.

    On the other hand, consumers are spending less mainly because most of them have taken pay cuts to remain in their jobs and some have lost their jobs altogether.

    I've reached the conclusion that this is a vicious cycle that must be broken and this has become the central strategy of my company.

    The advice is to find the customers first then start the business. In order for my company to achieve its goal, I have to build relationships with companies to see what the stumbling blocks are and help them overcome them.

    I look forward to meeting and doing business with you. Your success will help me achieve my goal. [masked]

    June 13, 2013

  • Jae-Lex

    Great meetup. Refreshing to go to a networking meet and not be sold to. The ideas that were exchanged were very inspiring.

    June 13, 2013

  • Simon H.

    Great meetup tonight and amazing to hear the ideas that people want to work on. Thank you all.

    June 12, 2013

  • Oojal S.

    Unruly deadlines have me staked to the table at the mo, not going to be able to venture out this eve :( - You'll all no doubt have a wonderful evening filled with great ideas and fresh thinking, looking forward to hearing all about it!

    June 12, 2013

  • Bruce K.

    Hi can't make tonight.

    June 12, 2013

  • gul

    Hi sorry guys I cannot attend this time
    See you next time

    June 12, 2013

  • Sheila Mc M.

    Hi Folks, Unfortunately I can't attend. Hope you all have fun and I look forward to meeting you in the future

    June 12, 2013

  • reshma k.

    Sorry unable to make it this time was really looking forward to it .. Will defo try next time :-))

    June 11, 2013

  • Nick T.

    Sady cannot make it, will try next time.

    June 11, 2013

  • Zen

    A whole set of gTLD ( domain extension e.g. .com) are on there away are you ready - protect your business / trademark

    some won't make the cut but its a heads up:

    see:http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/ (for geeks)
    see:http://www.newgtldsite.com/new-... (for the rest of us)

    June 11, 2013

  • Scott D.

    Too busy unfortunately - hope to come next time!

    June 11, 2013

  • Kazim R.

    Won't be able to make it this time, have a great time all for the new beginning.

    June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I cannot make this one now but hopefully I can get on the next one. See you next time!

    June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It would be great to meet new entrepreneurs, discuss what stage people are at, compare notes, get tips from each other. I'm at a stage where I'm looking to turn my small online business http://www.ukactivitybreaks.com/ into something much bigger and I am looking for all the advice and guidance I can get at the moment from people who've been through similar processes.

    May 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, won't be in Brum this week.

    May 27, 2013

  • Andrew B.

    Wheres the nearest parking space to Urban Coffee company? Coming from Stafford, i was too late for the last one after getting slightly lost :/

    May 14, 2013

    • Aaron R.

      Deffo at the moment, Brum centre is one big building site

      May 15, 2013

    • Andrew B.

      Thanks Jae i will take you up on that offer, the next one i am hoping to park on the snow hill multi storey as suggested and go from there. Will keep tabs on feedback for this one too.

      May 15, 2013

  • Aaron R.

    I am hoping to bring product samples for review and feedback.

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have an idea and I'd appreciate any help I can get.

    May 13, 2013

  • Michael S.

    As co-founder of a social enterprise created to deliver business support to small businesses & self employed people we are also very interested in helping new startups during those difficult seedling days. Really looking forward to the event.

    May 13, 2013

  • Simon H.

    Wow - fantastic to see so many people signing up. Just to be clear what we are aiming at here - This meetup is different from the normal monthly meetups occurring on the last Wednesday of the month. This new beginnings meetup is specifically targeted at those not quite sure about their business idea and want to play with their idea and those ideas of others.

    1 · May 12, 2013

  • Tony T.

    Triste a dire will be in France, but would like to register my interest - I'm a Chartered Accountant, who has been involved in loads of start ups over the years - invested in several..currently growing Yoodoo.biz ...[masked]

    May 9, 2013

  • Oojal S.

    I'm In! - looking to jam ideas and flex the ol' creative and cognitive muscles with like minded folk - bring on June :)

    1 · May 9, 2013

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