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Tuesday 25 June 2024

12:00pm - 13:30pm

STEAMhouse, Belmont Works, Cardigan St, Birmingham B4 7RQ

GenAI for SMEs & Startups: Using Prompts to Increase Productivity

GenAI for SMEs & Startups: Using Prompts to Increase Productivity

Join our hour-long session on GenAI for SMEs & Startups, focusing on leveraging prompts to boost productivity.

Explore how AI-generated prompts can streamline workflows, spark creativity, and enhance efficiency in your business.

Discover practical strategies and real-world examples tailored to small and medium enterprises.

Bring your laptop, this is a practical session, so don’t miss out!

Feel free to network after the session.

About the Facilitator – Laura Munoz

Laura is entrepreneurial, results-oriented and has successfully launched products and services in Europe, the Americas, and Africa. She has a multidisciplinary background in marketing & PR, entrepreneurship, and AI innovation.

Currently, she is the Global Innovation Manager at Kantar’s iLab; open innovation powerhouse working on purposeful experimentation through tailored partnerships with industry, academia, start-ups, and Kantar innovator ecosystem with a focus on creating pilots for disruptive marketing consulting services and products that inspire growth.

Previously she was Head of Marketing and Comms at MSDUK, the leading supplier diversity organisation in the UK, and Regional Manager for Africa and the Americas overseeing marketing and business development strategies for over 15 markets at Coventry University.

Moreover, she founded Empowering Futures, organisation that developed a transformational entrepreneurship programme that promoted diversity, inclusive leadership and connected university students from diverse backgrounds with start-ups to collaborate on specific projects (2016-2019). She also co-founded the Chevening Alumni Alliance, a global initiative that brought together leaders from over 30 countries (2014-2019).

Birmingham City University’s (BCU) STEAMhouse also proudly offers funded memberships to local digital SMEs through the Barclays Eagle Labs Ecosystem Partnership Programme called Digital Direction. This collaboration aims to fuel growth and innovation within the region for digital industry by providing exclusive access to resources, events, and mentoring opportunities. This programme is supported by the Barclays Eagle Labs Ecosystem Partnership Programmes, funded by UK Government.

Successful applicants gain entry to STEAMhouse’s Digital Labs, equipped with cutting-edge technology and business and industry mentors to facilitate hands-on experimentation and skill development. Supported by Barclays Eagle Labs, the Digital Direction initiative fosters a collaborative environment, driving digital innovation and creating valuable opportunities for local entrepreneurs and graduates. Find out about applying for Digital Direction via this link

STEAMhouse Forward is fully-funded by the UK government through the UKSPF (UK Shared Prosperity Fund) supporting Birmingham & Solihull businesses to innovate, collaborate and grow. The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local initiatives by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus. Application forms are now open to all Birmingham and Solihull businesses to innovation, collaborate and grow via this link