If you are an 18 to 30-year-old entrepreneur living or working in Lambeth, this opportunity is for you!
After a successful programme in East London, we're bringing our YEA! business accelerator to Lambeth in South London.
Boost your business initiative with up to 10 other youth-led enterprises, and pitch to win up to £2,000, whilst accessing a huge range of professional training and mentorship to help your business to succeed and grow.
Kicking off in January, the free 12-week programme is packed with support and together with your peers, we will help you become the best entrepreneur you can be!
How to apply
To apply please fill in our simple application form.
The deadline for applications is midnight on Wednesday 18th January, 2022.
What’s in it for you?
• 12 weekly in-person sessions
• Pitch to win up to £2,000 + other prizes
• Support from business experts
• Access to mentorship and coaching
• Peer group to learn from and lean into
• Coworking time to get things done!
12 weekly, in-person sessions on Fridays 11 am - 4.30 pm from 20th January until April 2023.
3Space International House, in Brixton.
Nothing! The programme is free of charge. All we ask is that you show up fully for each session and commit to attending the entire programme.
This is for you, if you are an 18 to 30-year-old entrepreneur living, working or with a strong connection to Lambeth, and ready to take your venture to the next level.
From day one, we put the power in your hands. You'll have a say in how the programme is run and get to decide what you want to learn as a group over the 12 weeks.
Together with our expert facilitators, you'll shape the programme content, so you can cover the topics you need and in the order you need them.
You could choose to learn about:
• What it takes to become a successful entrepreneur
• How to perfect your business plan and attract your first customers
• Implement sales and marketing strategies
• Develop your leadership skills
• How to pitch your business idea
• Make effective budgets, finances, file your tax form...and much more!
We know starting a business can be a lonely experience and it can be hard to find the time to do everything on your to do list.
That's why we dedicate time during each session to focus on your wellbeing and give you time to cowork as group, so you can start implementing your ideas and what you're learning.
Echo has been delivering business support programmes since 2015, and to date, we have supported more than 300 entrepreneurs to launch and grow their businesses.
Local Champions is a non-profit social enterprise building a more equitable London, led by community ideas, projects and the belief in a more inclusive economy.
YEA! Young Entrepreneurs Alliance programme is designed and delivered by Echo and Local Champions, and made possible by the generous support of Peabody.
We’ve designed our programmes to adapt to your ambition - get tailored advice and guidance from seasoned professionals.
"Echo is great! It's given me the opportunity to meet with interesting, talented people across London. It's a rewarding and enjoyable way to grow as an individual and a business."
"The value I got from Echo is trusting your community, understanding that there are so many people out there that can help you, and to ask for help. Meeting other local entrepreneurs on similar journeys made a huge difference for me."
"Echo has provided me with a network of like minded people who have become firm friends. It has accelerated my business in a way I could never have done on my own. I absolutely love it!"
"Echo was instrumental in the early stages of our community project. The network has supported us with the know-how and tools to better serve our community."
"Not only have I found new clients, I've also found a community of folk who have such a diverse skill set; you can find someone here for everything from photography to newsletter design. I've already benefited so much!"
From the Young Entrepreneurs Alliance to Creative Networks, Echo’s programmes present a ready made opportunity to gain insight in and beyond your field.