Next Step event June 2023

The Next Step event is a free opportunity for 16-24 year-olds to pitch their business ideas to an expert panel and receive cash to kickstart their entrepreneurial journey. 

Lead Ignition Coach, Sam Squire says;

The Next Step is a perfect place for young people to step out of their comfort zone, build an amazing network and level up their life. I’ve seen first hand the impact the Next Step events have on the young people; helping them to look past a ‘standard’ education and see other options available to them through entrepreneurship and self-development.

Who can attend?

Everyone from the community is welcome to attend the Next Step event, and young people aged 16-24 are encouraged to pitch their business ideas to the panel of experts. The event is designed to inspire young people and make them aware of the opportunities available to them.

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What to expect 

The Next Step Event offers a range of activities to help young entrepreneurs kickstart their business journey. Pitch slots are available throughout the day, where young people have five minutes to pitch their business ideas to a panel of experts, with not only the opportunity receive cash but also support to develop their idea.

The event also features a workshop run by our Ignition Coach, Sam Squire, networking, inspiration from fellow young people, the Igniters, pizzas and social time, and other activities throughout the day with careers experts, legal professionals, and coaches available to offer support and guidance.

Join the expert panel

If you are an industry expert or influencer, we invite you to join our Panel of Experts for the upcoming Next Step event. As a panellist, you will have the opportunity to share your expertise and insights with a talented and enthusiastic group of underserved young people who are at risk of or experiencing NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training). By participating, you will help transform their lives by giving them the confidence, self-belief, and mindset shift they need to kickstart their business ideas.

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