Curious About Ice Cream coming to Portico, Cambridge 18.7.23

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Friday 7th July is the kick-off of the first “Curious About Ice Cream,” 4 week long project. 5 students from Olive Academy, an Alternative Provision school will have the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial characteristics and learn how to build a successful business.

Our new friend and supporter Lewis has generously donated a commercial ice cream card to our Community Interest Company (CIC). The cart served him well as he embarked on his entrepreneurial journey, and now he wants to pass on the opportunity to the next generation of aspiring business leaders. 

Full business cycle

The five students (who are all at risk of becoming NEET – not in employment, education or training) will take charge of the cart, build their brand, negotiate with suppliers, set prices and entice customers. With the support of our Ignition Coach and two experienced entrepreneurs, the young people will also learn about food hygiene, licensing requirements, and the art of pitching for space at events or co-working buildings. Their journey will culminate in a day of sales at Portico, One Station Square, Cambridge North on 18th July 2023 where they will put their newfound skills into action, engaging with the public and sharing their passion for their ice cream creations.

It’s an incredible opportunity for them to experience the real-life challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship first-hand.

Our mission to inspire

We are excited to launch this programme in partnership with the brilliant Olive Academy, as it perfectly aligns with our mission to engage, inspire and activate 16-24 year olds. By providing them with hands-on experience and the chance to earn and learn in new ways, we are supporting them to grow their characteristics and feel confident to thrive in the business world.


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