London has long been known for its diverse culture, so it’s appropriate that a new business show is taking place there tomorrow, designed to improve the network of London’s migrant community.
The Migrant Business Show is the brainchild of Brazilian property entrepreneur Rafael dos Santos who moved to London in 2002. Having left a good job with Microsoft, he moved to London with no contacts and worked his way up from working as a cleaner, a perfume demonstrator and then a landlord.
Rafael dos Santos said, “Recent research in Stratford, London showed that the three key issues that migrants face when starting or running a business is a lack of network, lack of knowledge and lack of funding.”
The hundreds of visitors who are expected to attend the Migrant Business show will have the opportunity to take part in workshops and attend talks from leading entrepreneurs and business people. More than 60 companies in different fields of work will be exhibiting at the event to demonstrate their work and services. Some of those exhibiting include;
Anita Bhardwaj: Founder of Anita B
Jonathan Partouche: Founder of Origone
Mirela Sula: CEO of Global Woman Magazine
Nicholas Devereaux: Area Sales Manager Federation of Small Businesses
Orsi Toth: Marketing Advisor for Get Set For Growth
Tamara Medina: Founder of Sapovalova
Victorine Piot: Founder of Piot Foundation
Yuliana Seymour: Director of My Outspace
Yuri Pires: Urban Vox
The event takes place at mi-HUB, the first UK business hub dedicated to supporting migrant entrepreneurs to start and grow successful businesses.
The venue, which has yet to be officially opened, will house 150 desks in a newly refurbished office in Batty Street, close to Aldgate East Station in Whitechapel, London.
The property has been secured by Rafael dos Santos who aims to foster business growth, knowledge and integration through relationships with entrepreneurs, education and integration with international migrant communities. The plan is for mi-HUB to provide nurturing for small business owners, who as well as having an office at a value for money price, will have the opportunity to learn how to accelerate their business growth.
The Migrant Business Show takes place tomorrow from 17:30 to 22:30 at 6 Batty Street, Whitechapel, London E1 1RH.
Migrant Business Show: http://migrantbusinessshow.com/
mi-HUB Website: http://www.mi-hub.com/
mi-HUB Twitter: https://twitter.com/mihublondon
mi-HUB Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mihublondon/?fref=ts
Rafael dos Santos website: http://www.rafaeldossantos.com/
Rafael dos Santos Twitter: https://twitter.com/ARafael_Santos
Event Brite ticket registration for free event: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/migrant-business-show-wwwmi-hu…
Rafael’s TEDx talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwUnUiyh-8Q