SME Growth Hack. Build. Promote. Sell. Inspire. (Nov 21)

Open For Business

Chinwag and the UKTI have collaborated on the up and coming event SME Growth Hacking. Build. Promote. Sell. Inspire. (Thurs 21 Nov) This event is completely free to attend and is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (18 - 24 Nov).

The day will be split into panels, case studies, mentoring sessions & an exhibition all focused on the 4 key themes: Build. Promote. Sell. Inspire. The ticket also includes complimentary lunch and coffee for all attendees.

This event is for SMEs and entrepreneurs with potential for fast-growing UK businesses with export potential.

Why Growth Hacking

Growth hacking is a discipline dedicated to finding innovative, low-cost alternatives to traditional marketing. This event will look at how small business and entrepreneurs can leverage new technology, social media and support programmes to quickly build their business.

The Growth Hacking methodology uses technology to quickly build and develop a business, utilising digital tactics for market research and marketing purposes. Employing cloud-based tools for management, Growth Hackers make the most of current innovations to allow entrepreneurs to test their business and change it rapidly.

Social media allows unparalleled reach, opening up the channels of communication with both potential and existing customers at a global scale.

Funding opportunities are blooming thanks to government-backed Startup Loans, whilst crowdfunding platforms are providing access to additional investment.


Date:     Thursday 21 November 2013

Time:    9:00am - 5:00pm Sessions, Mentoring & Exhibition

5:30pm - 8:00pm Networking Drinks

Venue:  Shoreditch Village Hall Shoreditch Works Village Hall,
33 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NN (Map)

What comes with the Ticket?

  • Lunch and coffee included
  • Mentoring sessions
  • Access to the event 
  • Access exhibition


  • 9.00am: Doors Open
  • 10.00 - 11.15: Build
  • 11.15 - 11.45: Break
  • 11.45 - 1.00: Promote
  • 1.00 - 2.00: Lunch
  • 2.00 - 3.00: Sell
  • 3.00 - 3.30: Break
  • 3.30 - 4.45: Inspire
  • 5pm: Close
  • 5.30pm - 8pm Networking Drinks

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship WeekGlobal Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship. Each year, it plays a critical role in encouraging the next generation of entrepreneurs to consider starting up their own business. In the UK, the campaign is hosted by Youth Business International, a global network of initiatives that help young entrepreneurs to start their own business, in partnership with Barclays.

We believe that a large national campaign to promote entrepreneurship is a vital part of making the UK more entrepreneurial, to encourage more people to start up their own business. Our aim is to create a collaborative, local and practical week which enables people to learn more about the wealth of support that is available to entrepreneurs in the UK. 20% of UK adults have heard of Global Entrepreneurship Week and it remains by some margin the nation’s largest entrepreneurship-focused campaign.

About Chinwag


ChinwagChinwag connects digital businesses and people. We were around when the industry started in 1995. As it’s changed, so have we. Our Digital Missions promote international partnerships, helping over 150 British firms understand overseas markets and championing start-ups to establish themselves in this country. Chinwag Jobs, our recruitment website, features exciting vacancies in digital media, marketing, technology, production and design.

Chinwag has produced Social Media Week London since 2010 and the team is excited about the challenge of building on the ongoing success of the event. We also offer consultancy services covering digital and social media strategy, collaborative working practices and event design. Our clients include UKTI, Technology Strategy Board, BIS, Google UK, Google Korea, Betapond, EngageSciences, Conversocial, Unique Digital, Ogilvy, Adobe, Oracle, McKinsey and over 150 SMEs.


UKTIUK Trade & Investment (UKTI) works with UK-based businesses to ensure their success in international markets, and encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice. UKTI has professional advisers both within the UK and across more than 100 international markets.

UKTI has a customer commitment to helping its UK and international customers by providing a range of services, to a high standard and improve customer service by listening to customer feedback. We also have a co-ordination role across government to establish a more systematic approach to relationships with companies which are the most economically significant investors and exporters.

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