• A stimulating 2 day residential boot camp
  • Guidance on all the business essentials
  • A structured plan that helps you focus on what to do and when
  • Amazing connections with people who think like you
  • A full 12 month package of practical support, ideas and direction from leading Welsh entrepreneurs

* Once you have applied online you will get a one to one session with a Business Adviser to talk through your application, and we’ll invite you to do a short pitch to the panel at the auditions *


Apply now for a chance to attend before 1st March!

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  • Aged 18-25 at application
  • Eligible to live and work in the UK
  • Have a clear passion for entrepreneurship
  • The business will be set up in Wales
  • Have either started in business in the last 6 months but not registered with the Revenue and need support to register your business properly and grow OR...
  • Have a clear idea you want to commercialise within 6 months of the Bootcamp.

Yes to the above? We think you have what it takes. Apply Now!




  • expand your knowledge and the essential skills needed to be 'business ready'
  • grow your connections with other aspiring entrepreneurs and network with amazing business people, who have been there, done it and succeeded!
  • attend a 2 day Business Bootcamp PLUS an additional 12 month package of entrepreneurial support like no other
  • discover the business essentials needed to set up, manage and grow your business - from marketing and finance to business planning and employing people
  • gain support and entrepreneurial coaching from our business community

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Even if you don't make it to Bootcamp, you will still receive direct feedback about your business idea and Big Ideas Wales will help you access the business support that you need.

The support service for this year includes 1 to 1 support for young entrepreneurs and you can register for this support by contacting us or calling 03000 603 000 

Next Bootcamp: 21st - 22nd March 2020 - Glanllyn, Bala 

You must have attended one of the following or be willing to attend before Bootcamp:

  • A series of Big Ideas Wales masterclasses (to have included core business start-up topics, i.e. market research, marketing, business finance), or

  • A Big Ideas Wales mini-bootcamp event, or

  • A Big Ideas Wales pre-bootcamp event

The pre-Bootcamp events

These will be held on various dates and locations before the end of Jan 2020. They are a total of 4 hours delivered as 1 hour sessions, each covering 2 topics by a mixture of Business Advisors and Role Models covering:

  • Marketing Research

  • Marketing

  • Digital Advertising

  • Pricing and how much to charge

  • Raising funds to start a business

  • Running the business

We recognize that not everyone would be able to attend one of the pre-bootcamp events in person, so we are hoping to run two of them live and online as webinars, during the evening, with delegates booking a place online so we know who’s attended. Once you have submitted your application form, we can provide further information about the process.


If you have any questions before applying, don’t hesitate to send us a message on social media, or email us at enquiries@bigideaswales.com.

See you there!



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