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Scheme for enterprising Hackney young people

PUBLISHED: 17:14 16 January 2015 | UPDATED: 17:14 16 January 2015

Bootstrap Workshop

Bootstrap Workshop

Owen Davies

Young people aged between 10 and 24 can join a new programme designed to help them kick-start their own businesses and get entrepreneurial advice.

The six week ‘enterprise bootcamp’ starts on Tuesday (January 20) and participants will receive free studio space, one-to-one mentoring and access to Bootstrap, in Ashwin Street, Dalston.

Bootstrap is home to more than 300 businesses including start-ups, media professionals and social enterprises which have volunteered their time and expertise for the scheme.

The programme is in partnership with housing association Peabody.

Sara Turnbull, Bootstrap CEO said: “Even with recent regeneration there is still high inequality and high youth unemployment in Hackney. Bootstrap and Peabody are working together to create a space and structure for local young people to connect with Hackneys buzzing new creative economy.

Veronica Kirwan, of, Peabody added: “Peabody is delighted to be working in partnership with Bootstrap on Enterprise Bootcamp. It offers young people the chance to fulfill their ambition and create their own business from scratch. It also offers members of the community the chance to tap in to local entrepreneurs and support local businesses.”

To apply, visit: bootstrapcompany.co.uk


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