Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Dream of being your own boss? Want to win £2,300 to help you launch your own business?  Need support to learn how to become an entrepreneur?

If so, our FREE online Entrepreneurship & Innovation programme could be for you. Our programme includes 4 weeks of workshops led by professional experts who will guide you through building your business, plus the opportunity to win a £2,300 Innovation award!

Secure your place on the programme here

What’s included?

  • Beginners training and workshops on the ins and outs of how to become self-employed, generate a unique idea, understand finances, branding/ marketing, build a resilient mindset, pitching and more.  
  • Two participants will be selected to receive £2,300 to contribute to the future of their business. Participants will have to attend and actively engage in 75% of the programme workshops in full before entering the Big Pitch competition, to be selected for this award. More details on the Big Pitch competition are below. 
  • Workshops will be delivered by experts from a range of entrepreneurs, professions and businesses including Fred Perry, Lululemon and more! It will be a great opportunity for participants to network with established professionals, hear first-hand accounts of their experience and journey. 
  • Resources and tools will be shared to further support your entrepreneurial skills and knowledge 

Want to join the latest cohort? Check out the programme timetable below: 

Programme Timetable – Summer

Week Date Time Topic
1 Saturday 5th August 2023 10-11:30am Welcome to Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Thursday 10th August 2023 5-6:30pm Your Unique Selling Point
2 Saturday 12th August 2023 10-11:30am Building Your Business Plan
Thursday 17th August 2023 5-6:30pm Connecting With Your Customers: Branding and Marketing
3 Saturday 19th August 2023 10-11:30am How to be Self-Employed
Thursday 24th August 2023 5-6:30pm Financing on a Budget
4 Saturday 26th August 2023 10-11:30am Building a Resilient Mindset
Thursday 31st August 2023 5-6:30pm Creating a Persuasive Pitch

Want to learn more? Sign up here

The BIG Pitch Competition

After completing the workshops, you’ll get the chance to pitch your business idea to a panel of business experts. Two winners will be selected and awarded with an Innovation award of £2,300.  

The BIG Pitch will open for applications after all workshops are complete between 25th August- 6th September 2023.  All participants who attend at least 75% of the programme will be eligible for a slot. Participants will be invited to submit recorded pitches online via My Blueprint for All career opportunities. After your pitch has been submitted, a panel of business experts will review submissions and appoint the winner that has demonstrated the knowledge taken from the programme the best. Winners will also receive a financial consultation with an expert providing advice and guidance on how to spend the award

IMPORTANT: Requirements for the programme

  • You must attend and participate in at least 75% of all online workshops to sign up for the Big Pitch competition and be eligible to win the £2,300 award. Please sign up to all 8 workshops available on MyBlueprintforAll.org and on Eventbrite.
  • You must be aged 18-25 years old and of diverse ethnic heritage to be eligible for this programme. 
Participants who attend and participate in at least 6 workshops within this programme will enter a prize draw to win a £50 gift voucher.
“I am beyond appreciative, I have never had such an enriching, powerful experience like this one, I felt so supported, so much effort was clearly put in and carefully considered. I honestly now feel so much more confident about developing my business”
Previous Entrepreneurship & Innovation participant

Once you sign up, a member of our team will be in touch to confirm your place on the programme

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