Are you between the ages of 16 and 25 and based in Cambridge or South Cambridgeshire

Do you have a business idea that you’re ready to bring to the local market? The Youth Enterprise Market Challenge is designed to transform ambitious young individuals into successful traders, offering comprehensive training, hands-on market experience, and one-on-one mentorship.

Program Highlights

Interactive Workshops

Sharpen your skills in strategy, marketing, branding, and finance through targeted, dynamic sessions.

Real Market Day Experience

Take your products from concept to customer by selling in bustling market environments across Cambridge and South Cambs

Personalized Mentorship

Receive direct guidance from industry leaders to perfect your business model and market strategy.

Startup Funding

Access up to £1,000 in startup funds to fuel your journey from bedroom to market stall

Digital Badge

Earn a digital badge recognizing your acquired skills. This modern symbol of achievement can be shared across your digital profiles, showcasing your accomplishments to potential employers and networks

Program Overview

Kick-off Date

Launch your market challenge journey starting July 1st, 2024 - (12noon Online Session )

Key Dates

Boot Camp

July 8th to July 11th

Attend  AM or PM sessions

Morning Sessions

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 

South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6EA

Afternoon Sessions

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM,

Central Library, Cambridge, 7 Lion Yard, Cambridge CB2 3QD

One-to-One Online Mentorship

July 15 - August 31, 2024

Field-Based Sessions

Saturdays 7th and14th of September 2024 

Experience real market trading in Cambridge and South Cambs please, at the same times or adjusted to start from 1 pm if the room is available from that time that week.

Market Day

Saturday, September 21st, 2024

Online Progression Session/Exit Interviews

Week of September 26, 2024

Join Us and Transform Your Business Dreams Into Market Success

Act now as slots are limited. Fill out the registration form below to secure your spot in the Youth Enterprise Market Challenge. This project is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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