Welsh Government

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Our Services

The Welsh Government’s Youth Entrepreneurship Services provide a range of opportunities for young people to get involved in enterprise and get support to start a business.

Services include :

Pre 16:

Inspirational Sessions

Lead by our network of Role Model entrepreneurs who share their personal story to inspire young people to consider self-employment and starting a business. Click here to find out more.

Post 16:

Explore Big Ideas

An interactive workshop facilitated by entrepreneur Role Models to provide greater insight into entrepreneurship; to explore business ideas and introduce them to support available. Click here to find out more.

Practical Experiences:

Enterprise Troopers National Primary School Competition

Entrepreneurship starts at primary school and this competition develops entrepreneurial skills in children in a lively and enjoyable way, whilst providing teaching resources to help you along the way.

Global Entrepreneurship Challenge (GEC)

A dynamic 24 hour competition for students in further education to work against the clock and come up with winning business ideas against a set brief and pitch their business plan to entrepreneurs.

Big Ideas Wales Challenge 

Our flagship Challenge searches for 16-24 year olds who have the talent, drive and commitment to put their business ideas on the fast track to success.  Following selection young entrepreneurs will be supported through the first 12 months of starting a business, benefitting from a dynamic business boot camp, support from Welsh entrepreneurs to nurture their talent and accelerate growth potential.

A series of open events to help take young people to the next stage. Click here to view upcoming Big Ideas Wales Events.

Expert Advice and Information:

For those who are serious about starting, we host a six hour support package which includes one to one support and workshops from professional business advisors, mentoring from entrepreneurs and a range of online resources.

We will complement the work of Enterprise Champions in every college and university in Wales who help students develop their skills and signpost them to any support available.

Support young people not in education, employment or training and those who are in employment who want to explore self-employment and starting a business

Talk to the team:

Youth Entrepreneurship Services in Primary and Secondary Schools

Youth Entrepreneurship Services 16-24 year olds (College, University or Community groups)


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