Lambeth’s under 25s get help to grow their own business

25 September, 2014

Written by: Campaigns team

Better jobs, business and skills > Children and young people > Events

Young people in Lambeth dreaming of starting their own businesses are being offered the chance to win start-up funding and the support of an experienced mentor to develop and grow their idea.

The opportunity is part of ‘Your Big Idea’, an event taking place at Clapham Library during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Young would-be entrepreneurs who’d like to present their new business ideas to guest panellists on the night can complete and send in an application form to enter their pitch under one of these categories:

  • food
  • digital
  • fashion/retail
  • community/social enterprise.

Shortlisted entrants in age groups 17-21 and 22-25 will have the opportunity to do a Dragon’s Den style pitch to the panel. Successful individuals or teams will be offered the support of a business mentor to help them develop their service or product and have the opportunity to receive start-up funding of up to £500.

In addition, any young person from Lambeth will be able to attend the event on 19th November 2014,  and learn about how to start their own business.  Expert advice and career guidance will be provided by entrepreneurs and local business leaders covering a range of subjects, including design, advertising, digital, social media, finance and marketing.

All entrants will have the opportunity to be considered for future free support programmes delivered by The Prince’s Trust and Hatch Incubator.

Young people interested in taking part in the event or businesses with expertise to share can register their details at

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