CreativeMornings/Derby - Invest

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Breakfast lecture series for the creative community.

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A Big House Event supported by Mainframe from QUAD.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

In 2008, Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swissmiss) started CreativeMornings out of a desire for an ongoing, accessible event for New York’s creative community. The concept was simple: breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month. Every event would be free of charge and open to anyone.

Today, attendees gather in cities around the world to enjoy fresh coffee, friendly people, and an international array of breakfast foods. Volunteer hosts and their team members organize local chapters that not only celebrate a city’s creative talent, but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals. The growing archive of past breakfast talks is humbling. From design legends to hometown heroes, speakers are selected by each chapter based on a global theme.

CreativeMornings remains free thanks to the support of local partners, generous venues, and long-term global partners. Everyone is welcome. Everyone is creative.

FEBRUARY THEME - INVEST

Every day we give our time, resources, and energy to the world through our decisions. We might read certain books, join a new community, or pick up a hobby. And whether we acknowledge it or not, every choice we make is an investment either for or against ourselves.

Wise investing requires patience and awareness. It’s an art that combines our knowledge from past experiences with future aspirations to inform where we’ll put our energy and our heart. To live a sustainable creative life requires us to say ‘yes’ to the choices that bring richness into our lives, even when it seems risky.

In the Investment Theory of Creativity, psychologist Robert J. Sternberg discovered: “The greatest obstacle to creativity […] is not exactly strictures from others, but rather the limitations one places on one’s own thinking.”

Take this opportunity to diversify your dreams. Convert your doubts into positive currency and bet on yourself. Without a doubt, you’ll see a worthwhile return.

Our Hong Kong chapter chose this month’s exploration of Invest and Bao Ho illustrated the theme.

WHO IS BERTIE CORDINGLY?

Bertie_Cordingley_Profile_Pic Bertie Cordingley is a serial entrepreneur with many businesses under his belt. Bertie has founded companies from the idea stage, right through to multi-million exits.

Bertie has experienced all types of start-ups, from bootstrapping to raising investment. He is best known for founding the hugely successful online takeaway service, fillmybelly in 2006, which acquired by Just Eat in 2012.

Bertie then went on to be a director at Just Eat for 3 years, overseeing further acquisitions which were key to their growth and subsequent IPO. Bertie has a deep-rooted passion for helping other business owners reach their potential and is now working as a business coach. Bertie specialises in working with business owners get the most out of their businesses by sharing experience and working alongside them.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Everyone is creative.

A creative life requires bravery and action, honesty and hard work. We are here to support you, celebrate with you, and encourage you to make the things you love.

We believe in the power of community. We believe in giving a damn. We believe in face-to-face connections, in learning from others, in hugs and high fives.

We bring together people who are driven by passion and purpose, confident that they will inspire one another, and inspire change in neighbourhoods and cities around the world.

Everyone is welcome.

WHEN IS IT?

Friday 23rd February from 08.00-10.00am at QUAD.

HOW DO I BOOK TICKETS?

This event is free, but space is limited. Tickets are released one week prior to the event.

PLEASE NOTE: The Big House events are free to you, because they are funded – however there is a cost attached to them for us and we are a not-for-profit organisation. So, if you have registered to come, your place will have been paid for. Our events are very popular, and we often have a waiting list. With this in mind, if for any reason you are unable to attend it is very important that you cancel your ticket as soon as possible, to enable someone else to take your place.

We will be documenting the event. If you do not wish to be included in images or videos that may be used later for marketing purposes, please let us know beforehand.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions and/or would like any further information about this event, please contact us at mainframe@derbyquad.co.uk

WHAT IS THE BIG HOUSE PROGRAMME?

The Big House offers fully funded business support, mentoring, workshops, networking events, access to grants for creative and digital businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Visit bighouse.org.uk for the complete details of the programme. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

As this event is part of a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) initiative, if eligible, we will ask you to enrol in The Big House Programme when you attend.

If you would like any further information on this programme, please contact us at bighouse@creativequarter.com

This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 - 2020


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Friday 21st February 2020

8:00am - 10:00am GMT

QUAD
Market Place
Derby
England, DE1 3AS, United Kingdom

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