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Photo – The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Brian Tierney pictured at Ebrington on Friday morning for the launch of the ‘Level Up Initiative (part of this year’s Enterprise Week 2021) with Alastair Cameron, founder, Startacus. Back from left are Emily McCorkell, Lo and Slo. Laverne O’Donnell, Business Officer, DCSDC and Jade Bradley, Restore Nutrition. (Photo: Jim McCafferty Photography).
LEVELUP 2021 is a two day blended digital & in-person event taking place on the 21st and 22nd April 2021. The event will be looking at innovation & inspiration from around the world. Exploring how people, both locally & internationally, have created opportunity, economic growth & initiated real change. Delivered by Startacus in partnership with Derry City and Strabane District Council.
LEVELUP 2021 will cover Six themes during its two day event such as:
Following on from last year’s LineUP event and the subsequent impact which the pandemic has had on us all, the 2-day hybrid LEVELUP event will draw on and look at innovation and best practice locally and from around the world and focus on what we can do now – the changes that we can make and the opportunities that exist if we’re to thrive in our new economy – whether that is as individuals, organisations or regions.
LEVELUP will take place on 21st and 22nd April and will feature a series of inspirational sessions on 6 core themes with People and the Economy being the overarching theme throughout; Smart Cities, Places and Rural Innovation, Retail and High Street, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Health & Wellness, Social Change and Diversity & Inclusion.
Key speakers and panelists confirmed so far include:
The event will also feature the NI startup pitch competition, LEVELUP 2021 where up to 14 early-stage innovative digital / tech startups will compete for a £2k cash prize. Applications for this remain open until 10th April. The winner of the virtual pitch competition will be decided by a fantastic panel of judges which includes:
LEVELUP will also feature an early-evening Speed Networking event on 21st April. The virtual event, taking place on Zoom, is being powered by NetMinds, and will provide opportunities for attendees to engage, build valuable connections, inspire others and be inspired.
It will follow a similar format to the recent speed networking event which Startacus had facilitated for female founders as part of International Women’s Day. Further details and opportunities to book tickets for the speed networking event will be announced shortly.
In addition to Derry City and Strabane District Council as strategic partners, LEVELUP organisers and facilitators Startacus are delighted to announce that the Council will be joined as Major Sponsors of the event by North West Regional College and Ulster University.
In addition, Allstate NI, ESRI Ireland, RAISE Ventures and RealTime Recruitment will be sponsoring individual sessions over the course of the 2-day event, with Allstate NI also sponsoring a speed networking session.
Free tickets are now available to be booked for individual sessions or for all!
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