Youth Business Start-up

Got a great business idea? Join our free 12-week business development programme for young entrepreneurs.

Start it up! is an exciting course for young people aged 18-25 who want to develop a business idea. If this sounds like you, then come along and meet others like yourself in a collaborative environment.

The course is free and will include 12 masterclasses where you'll learn how to pitch your business idea, market and develop your business plan, and create your branding and social media strategies. You’ll also receive:

  • 1-2-1 business mentoring and workshops from industry professionals.
  • Access to employers, jobs and funding
  • Accredited awards
  • Access to £500 funding to pilot your business as a community project.

In addition, there'll be entrepreneurs providing industry talks and workshops at Artworks in Elephant and Castle with day trips to different workplaces on Wednesdays and Thursdays.


Start it up! will be held in the OXO Tower Wharf on London's South Bank on Tuesdays between 3.30pm and 7.30pm. It will begin on Tuesday 1 November 2016 and finish on Friday 10 February (there’ll be a break for Christmas holidays between 16 December and 9 January).

How do I apply?

If you're aged between 18 and 25 and want to develop your business idea, fill out the application form below by 26 October 2016. Once we've received your application we will let you know if you have been selected for interview.

If you have any further questions in the meantime, please call 07718 558750 or on 020 7021 4444.

This project is also being sponsored by Coin Street, The Artworks Elephant, Urban MBD and the T Brown Group.

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