Start Up Huddle comes together for Oldham businesses

Entrepreneurs joined forces to celebrate the launch of Start Up Huddle Oldham.

Start Up Huddles are part of the Global Entrepreneurship Network and are up and running in more than 50 cities worldwide.

Oldham’s was launched by Cllr Shoab Akhtar, Cabinet Member for Employment and Enterprise, who said: “Whether you’ve got an idea you want to get off the ground or you’re already in business, the Start Up Huddle will support you to grow and thrive.

“So many of our residents have the talent and potential to run their own business. This new group is a chance to surround yourself with like-minded people and take those next important steps to support your business to grow and thrive.”

Oldham’s Start Up Huddle has been launched as a partnership effort from Oldham Enterprise Trust, Action Together, Oldham Library’s new Build a Business programme and Fresh Beleaf Integrity CIC – a local social enterprise.

At its heart is a community of start-up businesses that engage with, and support, each other. We also hope it will put Oldham on the map as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Network – opening up the possibility of working alongside Huddles all over the world.

Oldham Start Up Huddle will meet every month at Oldham Library. If you are an entrepreneur or an already established business, it’s a great place to discover solutions to the challenges you may face through engagement with a wide range of voices from your local community. It is also a place where you can give back to the community by sharing your advice, knowledge and expertise with the future entrepreneurs and businesses of Oldham.

It’s free to take part and you can also give a six-minute presentation about your business or project. Each presentation is followed by a short question and answer session where the community provides ideas, connections and feedback their ideas and suggestions.

The next Oldham Start Up Huddle takes place at Oldham Library on the first Wednesday of every month. The next one is on Wednesday 3rd November at 4.15 to 5.30. To attend visit the Start Up Huddle Oldham webpage here  For more information or to register your interest in presenting, email

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