Milton Keynes launch event

Bridging the gap between industry and activated young talent.


Since our inception, we KNEW this day would come. How could it not!? Milton Keynes is so jam packed with innovation and forward thinking organisations which align with our vision. BUT, it’s still hard for industry to find and engage with 16-24 year olds with the right mindset and talents.

We have a proven track record of being THE experts in bridging the gap between businesses and local talent and we’re poised to start the process in MK.

What to expect?

Through our “Curious About MK” programme in Milton Keynes, we’re offering a solution to the challenge of finding talented 16-24 year olds, providing employers with an unfair advantage in the market through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

We’re launching our programme of entrepreneurial events and experiences on 12th September in collaboration with MK:U and Incubation Nation CIC. The launch event will explore the future of technology and construction in Milton Keynes and how programme partners can help attract more young, local talent to these industries.

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The panel of young people at our Peterborough launch

Led by young people

Sam Squire, Lead Ignition Coach (and the future CEO of Inspire 2 Ignite CIC) will lead the launch event, alongside talented 16-24 year olds who have already been activated by Inspire 2 Ignite CIC. Sam (24) says; “As the real experts, these young people will share their powerful stories, their unique perspectives on entrepreneurship and insight into how industry can engage with them. It’s vital that young people have their voices heard. We are giving them the platform; the young people are making incredible things happen for themselves.”

The MK:U Innovation Hub will play host to this launch event; welcoming Milton Keynes’ visionary leaders, industry pioneers, and forward-thinking individuals who are open to discussing the challenges of engaging, inspiring and activating economically inactive young adults in the city.

Bridging the gap

The Founder and Social Change Agent behind Inspire 2 Ignite CIC, said;

We KNEW this day would come. Milton Keynes is jam-packed with innovation and talent, but with it’s own employment challenges, there is a significant gap between connecting young people with employment. This is where we come in.  We are bringing our expert and proven engagement with young people (we ARE young people!) and our connections with industry to transform Milton Keynes. If you are curious to find out more about our impact and to get in on the action, I’d love to meet you at our launch event. If you can’t wait til then, drop me a message!”

Alex spreading the love and sharing his vision with business owners at our Peterborough launch
Young people from within alternative care at their 'go to market day' with 'Curious About Ice Cream'

What is the vision for MK

Inspire 2 Ignite CIC is committed to motivating and engaging economically inactive young adults by offering mentorship, coaching, and support to cultivate their entrepreneurial spirits, explore their abilities and pursue their dreams. The launch event in Milton Keynes is a long-awaited milestone for the social enterprise, signifying the start of a new chapter as they extend their impact to the city.

In November 2022, at our Cambridge Launch Event, founder of Incubation Nation, Samantha Poole said that her commitment to young people is; 

Honestly I cannot tell you how happy I am that Curious Entrepreneurs are coming to Milton Keynes. During the launch event of this amazing project, I cried when one of their parents spoke about forcing her child into school and the damage it caused years later. Her only support was Alex and the team, and the results have been fantastic! I've personally experienced the damage that a lack of suitable provisions causes, so I'm 100% behind this. With over 2500 children with EHCP’s in MK and thousands more who have been pulled out of school and now being home-schooled… We need this support in MK ASAP. The children who are constantly excluded deserve better! Many of our influential entrepreneurs and high net-worth business owners were also excluded or expelled from school!
Bringing Inspire 2 Ignite CIC to Milton Keynes is going to make a real difference to the people of Milton Keynes. It will change the way the city looks at problems. We want to be a shining beacon of light for the rest of the UK, showing how our incredible city brings life-changing initiatives to its young people!

Curious About MK” launch event details

Date: Tuesday, 12th September 2023

Time: 17:30 – 20:00 GMT

Venue: MK:U Innovation Hub, Bouverie House, 200 Silbury Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 1LT

Admission: Free and fully accessible