Applications are now open for our next edventure: START-UP course. The course will begin on September 4th and will run for 10 weeks plus you will have the option of 6-months of follow-up support.
A team of up to 10 students will be set the challenge of starting up a community enterprise initiative, gaining hands-on start-up experience, transferable skills, a supportive network and the option to complete a Level 3 professional qualification in Enterprise & Entrepreneurship.
The upcoming challenge for September will be to start-up an initiative integrated into SHARE – a library of things, with the aim to enable more ‘sharing’ in Frome, tackle throw-away culture, and help make SHARE a financially sustainable social enterprise.
‘SHARE – a library of things’ was set up by Edventure students 2 years ago, and was the first ‘Library of things’ in the UK. Share has now over 500 members in Frome and it has inspired similar initiatives in other towns. It now needs to stand on its own two feet and become independent of grant funding – a challenge that many initiatives face in the time of austerity.
Our students will have the opportunity to design and implement an additional enterprise project (trading arm) for SHARE and learn how to run a crowdfunding campaign.
Besides going through all the steps of starting a community enterprise (e.g., market research, ideas generation, business planning, marketing and outreach), this challenge provides lots of hands-on and creative opportunities – such as designing a shop front, creating a brand, building a shop interior, reaching out to the local community, and coming up with new products for SHARE.
This course will be a particularly useful experience for people who want to run a ‘Library of Things’ or similar initiative as well as anyone who is interested in working in a social enterprise, community initiative or small business.
We are looking for a team of diverse young adults 18-35 years old. You don’t need formal qualifications or previous experience to apply. If you have experience in any aspect of the course we will help you to take your learning to the next level.
We are looking for young adults who are up for a challenge, who learn best by doing, and who want to gain experience for making their own ideas happen – whether this is starting a business, self-employment, community project or social enterprise.
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