Bringing people together to learn the
skills and mindset to turn an idea into a business

Our Programmes

“Preparing young people with the skills and mind-set that companies of tomorrow require is what we should be doing today”

  • This is a 5 week challenge to create a business idea and present it at a secret location to a special audience.
  • You will learn the modern day skills, mindset and collaboration required to start a business of tomorrow.
  • Each week we will meet up and continue to develop your business idea in small teams before revealing a secret location where you can invite friends and family to attend.
  • You might even find an investor so be ready to know what you want!

Amber’s Story

Amber is 17 years old and is studying art and English at college. She wants to meet new people, follow her passions and be ready for her next steps into University or work.

Amber is still unsure what she wants to do as a career, buy enjoys being creative and capturing her own images with the family digital camera.

Amber saw an opportunity to experience something different, could bring her together with new people and learn valuable skills.

Amber, Ryan and Mia created a team to take on the Startup Street Business Challenge. Ryan was studying business and English , while Mia is studying maths and science.

Over the five weeks of Startup Street they developed the idea of Amber’s photography brand, alongside a social media strategy and the basics of a business plan. They decided to concentrate on restaurants and cafes as there was plenty in the local area who used high quality food images.

They have been sharing ideas, stories and potential ways to present the idea with their friends and other students.

The secret location was revealed and the three budding entrepreneurs (Amber, Ryan and Mia) had prepared to reveal their business idea and plan.

The collaboration of their different backgrounds, studies and ideas had created a new adventure and experience based around starting a business.

They invited 3 of the restaurants to the event that had helped with some of their research.

One of the restaurants has actually taken them on for a trial.

Amber, Ryan and Mia now have their own WhatsApp group where they share ideas for the business.

They experienced some real business challenges, how to fail successfully, build resilience and collaborate

They completed some real business tasks through the skills they had learned and have a clear indication of how these can be used for the next part of their careers.

The 2 hours a week spent during the programme ended up being almost 25 hours in total between the three new friends.

Amber can clearly see how the passions she currently has can be turned into a business idea.

She also took mum and dad for a meal at the new restaurant that uses her images. She managed to get a discount!

This a chance to learn the skills & mindset of a modern business alongside your teenage children.

“As parents we want to give the best opportunity for our children to succeed and enjoy being a family.”

  • This is a 5 week challenge to create a business idea and present it at a secret location to a special audience.
  • You will learn the modern day skills, mindset and collaboration required to start a business of tomorrow.
  • Each week we will meet up and continue to develop your business idea before revealing a secret location where you can invite friends and family to attend.
  • The twist is that you will be asking the audience of friends and family to invest in the business.

Ivy and Rory’s Story

As a parent it is really difficult to remain relevant, show you care, support their future learning and sometimes just keep them off their blooming phone!

Parenting is always hard, but teenagers seem even harder to support and enjoy time together.

Rory is a great dad and has played a very active role in Ivy’s childhood. He works in the city so cannot always be home at a regular time.

Ivy is now 14 years old and Rory has less in common and less meaningful time to enjoy with her, but also help support her future.

Rory knows the world is changing, the skills needed for tomorrow are digital and many of the market skills that businesses want cannot always be replicated in school.

Rory saw an opportunity to experience something different with Ivy that could bring them together doing something valuable.

Rory knew Ivy was a really creative student at school and had made a couple of items that her friends had worn in the past.

Over the five weeks of Startup Street they developed the idea of her own clothing brand, alongside a social media strategy and the basics of a business plan.

They have been sharing ideas, stories and
potential ways to present their idea at home and
with her friends.

The secret location was revealed and the two budding entrepreneurs (Rory & Ivy) had prepared to reveal their new range of ‘Ivy R’ Jeans.

Rory and Ivy had created a new father and daughter adventure and experience.

They even sold 5 pairs of jeans at the event.

Dad and Ivy now have their own WhatsApp group where they share ideas for ‘Ivy R’ jeans.

Both are a lot more aware of what is relevant for her upcoming education and career decisions.

Dad has even piloted his own programme at work to encourage a better experience for the companies customers through parts of the Startup Street experience.

The 3 hours a week spent during the programme ended up being almost 50 hours in total between Ivy and her Dad.

They had a new WhatsApp group and also spoke regularly after dinner.

Dad got a chance to see Ivy’s creative skills and help encourage these without a school textbook in sight.

Dad also has a very trendy pair of jeans again!

Startup Street would like to work with:

Co-working Spaces who value their community and want to grow the value they provide.

Schools and Colleges who wish to grow or add real life entrepreneurial experiences for their students.

Companies who understand tomorrow’s workplace and workforce.

Innovators, entrepreneurs, collaborators and pirates….get in touch below.

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