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Big Ideas Wales: Project Start-up


Project Start-up is a programme of free online workshops, advice and mentoring to give you the support you need to start your business.

It aims to give you, the young people in Wales, the knowledge, skills and confidence to start your own business through a series of webinars, access to expert support from Big Ideas Wales business advisors and mentoring from Big Ideas Wales Role Models, who are real-life entrepreneurs.

Project Start-up is:

  • Flexible: You can attend as many workshops as you like, in any order, and learn at your own pace.
  • Supportive: You’ll have access to expert business advisers and mentoring support from real-life entrepreneurs to help you achieve your dream.
  • Accessible: You don’t need any qualifications to take part, just enthusiasm and a willingness to learn about entrepreneurships.

Who is it for?

It’s aimed at young people under 25 in Wales who are interested in being their own boss one day.

So if you:-

  • are a little uncertain about what you want to do in the future but quite like the idea of being your own boss


  • have a business idea and want to know more about what it means to be a business owner

Then Project Start-up could be perfect for you.

Skills and Experiences

Project Start-up aims to give you the skills and knowledge you need to start your business.

But if you decide that entrepreneurship is not for you, you’ll still pick up valuable skills and experience that will be useful to you no matter what career path you take.

You will also get a certificate after each workshop you attend to demonstrate this knowledge and strengthen your CV.


The online workshops are designed to help you learn the skills you need. You’re free to go to all of them, or dip in and out depending on your situation. Your business advisor can help you decide.

To find out more and book one of the workshops click here.