Working in partnership to develop the skills of enterprise

As we enter what some are calling the fourth industrial revolution, teaching and developing the skills of enterprise will be of central importance to young people鈥檚 future success.

Start It is the West London Partnership鈥檚 sustainable entrepreneurship programme, created for students from Years 8 to 13 at 快色视频鈥檚 and our partner schools. The programme provides a structured framework that helps students develop an entrepreneurial mindset.聽

Supported by a network of alumni, parents, enterprise groups and investors, the Start It programme looks to share our wisdom and experience with young people as they acquire the knowledge and confidence to create their own businesses. As well as learning fundamental concepts of business, finance, and enterprise, students also master workplace skills including leadership, presentation, and self-discipline. Crucially, the programme is open to, and promoted amongst, all of the young people in the West London Partnership鈥檚 schools. A key focus of the partnership is to foster collaboration between different groups of students and to promote social enterprise.

For further information about events and the Start It programme, please contact Head of Enterprise at 快色视频鈥檚 School, Nick Troen or visit the Start It website.

ESTER 鈥 The Start It Incubator聽

The ESTER Incubator (named after Danish economist, Ester Boserup) allows young entrepreneurs aged 18-23 to take the skills and ideas they have learned and transform them into viable businesses that have positive social or environmental impacts.

The Incubator is designed to help early stage start-ups to succeed by providing resources, seed funding, mentoring and training. Founders must be at least 18 years of age at the time of their application.

The incubator spans 12 months, and requires successful applicants to develop their business idea from pre-seed concept to market readiness. To apply, individuals must submit a detailed business plan or pitch deck with a sustainable concept at its core, and undergo a follow-up interview to assess their startup’s credibility. Once approved, funding will be released promptly.

If successful, the entrepreneur/s will receive active support, including access to industry-specific mentors from the Start It networks, free professional advice, and funding of up to 拢10,000.

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Recent ventures include:

Entrepreneur Andy Shovel mentors student business groups during Start it
Francesca Lanza of the Alexandra Partnership gives a talk on professionalism
Jeremy Lovelace advises teams in the Start it Executive Management Strategy Game
Louise Troen mentors student business groups
Teams from a variety of schools taking part in the Start it Executive Management Strategy Game
Reddington and RedStart founder Rob Gardner delivers a workshop at Start it's post-GCSE summer enterprise course
Student group collaboration
Students presenting during Start it
I found the experience of actually building the business and brainstorming ideas with new people extremely valuable and rewarding.
Year 11 Student, Fulham Boys School