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You can navigate your way through resources on a series of topics here, from entrepreneurial skills to finance, hackathons to social entrepreneurship and educator to intellectual property. These can all help support young people on their entrepreneurial journey. 

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  • Carnegie UK Trust - Build your own Test Town - supports and enables towns and districts to have a go at running their own TestTown

  • Enterprise Catalyst - Self-assessment tool to help young people to think about their own fuel for enterprise, motivations, skills, attitude to succeed

  • Barclay's Life Skills Resources for teachers, parents and businesses to help young people - Build a job-hunting toolbox, identify entrepreneurial skills, gain experience and be inspired

  • Natwest - Money Sense is an impartial financial education programme designed to help young people towards a better financial future

  • World of Work QuizTake this workforce of the future quiz to find out which world of work you belong in.

  • Social Entrepreneurship Toolkit - Offers practical guidance and working models for every stage of social entrepreneurship from initial idea, setup and piloting, on to longer term sustainability, growth and replication.

  • Wales Cooperative Centre toolkit (can be completed in both Welsh and English) – Help you to discover how you can run care and support services in a co-operative way.

  • Introduction to Social Enterprise - Lesson Plan and slides, including 2 case studies, produced by Wales Cooperative Centre.

  • Unltd – Young person’s guide to Social Entrepreneurship

  • Unltd Resources for Social Entrepreneurs- A tool for sharing the stories, challenges and insights of young people who had an idea and ran with it.

  • UN Sustainable Development Goals -The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations

  • Ashoka – Builds and cultivates a community of change leaders to transform institutions and cultures worldwide so they support changemaking for the good of society

  • The Social Enterprise Revolution, TED Talk – Melody Hossaini talks about what a social enterprise is, why it is the best time to one up, especially for women and young people.

  • Cooperatives UK – a guide to the process of starting a co-operative or community enterprise.

  • How Do We Work Together to Unlock the Entrepreneurial Talents of Millennials? In 2017 we ran 3 events across Wales across the partnership network to develop knowledge and understanding of working with Millennial clients. Here are links to slides from the day and outcomes/ findings from these events.



  • EinECON 2018 – Future Educators conference – Cardiff Metropolitan University - Educating the entrepreneurs of tomorrow, why and how we can help to develop an entrepreneurial mind in the next generation -

  • Going solo: Self-Employment in Wales  - Report for the Federation of Small Businesses in Wales on patterns of self-employmentBelow are links to presentation from the day.



  • MIT Michael Schrage - Michael Schrage talks about innovation, value creation, technology and human capital 




  • 4th Industrial Revolution – are we in a 4th industrial revolution? There is evidence of dramatic change all around us with artificial intelligence, self driving cars, etc. Take a look at this video to find out more.




  • Entrepreneurship in Education – Webinar on what is entrepreneurship, why or why not it needs to be taught, the importance of value creation and how do we teach people to become entrepreneurial.


  • Social Entrepreneurship in Education –  This guides sets out to explore is social entrepreneurship could be integrated into education systems including best practice case studies and what education leaders make of this prospect.












IPO Resources – Videos on Intellectual Property from the Intellectual Property Office. Content includes what is IP, Patents, Trade Marks and Registered Design.