Wales Start-Up Awards 2017 Finalists Announced

The Wales Start-Up Awards, which are now in the second year of running, are dedicated to start-ups that have launched in the last three years.

Congratulations to the Mike and Kate Kindred at the Ginhaus Deli in Llandeilo who have reached the shortlist in two categories going forward now to the final to be held on Friday 15th September at The Depot, Cardiff.

The two categories are FOOD AND DRINK START-UP OF THE YEAR and TOURISM AND LEISURE START-UP OF THE YEAR.

Read their story on our Case Study page and how a start-up loan helped them on their way to success.

To see the 2017 shortlist in full visit

www.walesstartupawards.com/awards/shortlist

Good luck!

#bethespark

Welsh Government is helping to transform Wales by bringing key stakeholders together to spark growth and prosperity.

Entrepreneurs in Wales are creating and developing vibrant new businesses day in day-out. The continued success of these individuals is critical to spreading prosperity. With a rich mix of business leaders, investors, academics, research and infrastructure, Wales has all the attributes to help entrepreneurship flourish.

Now, with the introduction of BE THE SPARK, all these things are being harnessed to encourage more Wales-based entrepreneurs to tap into this network of innovators, investors and academic talent to transform their big ideas into tomorrow’s iconic products and businesses.

Beverley Pold, Chair of Antur Teifi,  attended the  inaugural event held in Cardiff on the 28th June. She said “The event was very well attended with over 200 people from all sectors very enthusiastic about the opportunity to contribute to this new entrepreneurial vision for Wales.”

If you’re an entrepreneur in Wales, BE THE SPARK can provide you with the inspiration you need to get your idea off the ground or take things to the next level. By joining this movement, you’ll get the chance to meet and collaborate with like-minded people, be inspired by business leaders with a track record of success and connect with venture capitalists looking to invest in the next big thing.

This is your opportunity to make the breakthrough you’ve been waiting for and create a more prosperous Wales.  For more information go to website at www.bethespark.wales/get-involved/entrepreneur

 

Antur Teifi Chair, Beverley Pold