‘Dragons’ Den’ dragon-gone-good Doug Richard (the american one from a few years ago, remember?) was always a little less snarling than the others and it seems he has been tamed. Richard and his ‘School for Startups’ are offering up their entrepreneurial expertise at Makegood, ‘A festival of culture, creativity and entrepreneurship’. Doesn’t sound like any festival we’ve ever been to (don’t bother bringing wellies) and Makegood is more likely a cunningly disguised conference.
So what’s going on? From May 30-31, curious wannabe entrepreneurs can get up close and personal with business world big shots. Richard has curated a weekend of talks from creative CEOs such as Rosie Wolfenden of Tatty Devine fame and the Cath Kidston from err… herself. You can also check out the wares of the ‘craftier than thou’ creative crew at the Makegood marketplace. Don’t expect to hear ‘I’m in’ because Makegood isn’t for pitching, but if you’re sitting on a good idea and need a little nudge then know-how can’t hurt. Alexandra Gerrity
You can see the day-by-day breakdown of the programme and buy tickets at makegoodfestival.com.