New Curious Clubhouse venue announced

The Bradfield Centre, the premier tech hub located at the heart of Cambridge Science Park, are our newest delivery partners. They are generously supporting our Alternative Provision Programme by offering their space to host to the Olive Academies cohort of young people. 

Imagine the transformational opportunities the young people will experience in this incredible ‘Curious Clubhouse’. 

Entrepreneurship is in The Bradfield Centre’s DNA, and we are passionate proponents of the power of individuals to create amazing things. When Alex described the Inspire 2 Ignite project to me, I instantly knew it was something we should be supporting, and I can’t wait to see the young people on the programme enjoying our facilities, getting inspired by our membership, and flourishing.

Co-working space in the Bradfield tech hub

James Parton, MD The Bradfield Centre, Founder, Author and Podcast Host

About James Parton

James is focused on supporting the UK’s Startup Ecosystem & helps companies figure out their Developer Relations strategies.

As the Managing Director of The Bradfield Centre, James has built a collaborative & nurturing environment that enables startups to flourish, provides entrepreneurial opportunities for students at The University of Cambridge, and acts as a Tech community hub for Cambridge and the wider east of England region. James also helps showcase Cambridge as the co-host of the weekly Cambridge Tech Podcast.

Via his Land & Expand advisory business, James provides Developer Relations consultancy, and the Developer Relations book he has written, with long time friend and collaborator Caroline Lewko, is now available from Apress and Amazon.

James is also a co-founder of The Triple Chasm Company, which provides data driven tools, training & content to help companies successfully scale.

What is The AP Programme

The Alternative Provision (AP) Programme by Inspire 2 Ignite is a transformative experience tailored for young individuals who might be struggling in traditional education settings or at risk of becoming NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training). Our programme lights up their paths, reigniting passions, equipping them with life skills, and guiding them towards a promising future.

The Future Talent Journey

  • Personal Discovery: Dive deep into each student’s unique values, interests, and growth areas.

  • Tailored Growth Path: Align opportunities with each individual’s vision.

  • Community Connection: Be part of a vibrant, supportive community.

  • Entrepreneurial Deep Dive: Special sessions for those inclined towards entrepreneurship.

  • Unique Experiences: Gain invaluable industry experiences, like a deep dive into the world of archaeology with MOLA or understanding property consultancy with Bidwells.

  • Continuous Support: Regular coaching sessions to guide through challenges and celebrate milestones.

Programme structure

The programme spans a term, focusing on:

  • Weeks 1-6: Dive deep into human development, touching the mind, body, and community.

  • Week 7: Half term break.

  • Weeks 8-14: Enterprise education rotation, providing exposure to different industry environments.

Thank you to the Bradfield Centre team for supporting this important programme and providing this space free of charge! Also, welcome aboard Lewis Kahraman. 

Lewis and Sam at The Bradfield Centre preparing for the launch of the ‘Curious Clubhouse’