Edventure: Start-Up Course #23


March 8 - 09:15 am


June 28 - 02:45 pm

Event Category:

Short Course

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Edventure: Frome


The Welsh Mill Hub

Park Hill Drive, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2LE

Frome, Somerset, Somerset, GB, BA11 2LE

A course in turning ideas into reality, with a hands-on design process in community entrepreneurship

Develop and launch a real idea, initiative or business as a member of a close-knit team.

You’ll meet in person and be guided through a creative and hands-on design process where you learn how to turn good ideas into great ones. Then you’ll launch it into the world, supported every step of the way by an Edventure facilitator. It’s fun. It’s all about doing. It puts you in the driving seat going at a pace that suits you.

Try something new, help others do the same, and get one-to-one coaching support to take forward your new skills, confidence, experience, community connections or sense of direction into the future.

Start-up is for people of all backgrounds and experiences, including you. Try new things, and take forward skills, confidence, experience, a sense of direction, and a tight-knit community by your side

Fridays, 9.15 to 2.45pm with 3ish hours a week in your own time

Start and finish date: 8 March to 28 June 2024 excluding Easter Weekend

Past successful projects:

Please click here for a 4 minute video of a typical Edventure: Start-Up Challenge.

Previous student teams have started-up:

Find out more about our Start-Up course here:


If you’re a Somerset resident (excluding BANES) then you don’t need to pay to participate in our courses. When you enroll you receive a bursary from Somerset Skills and Learning which covers the cost of your place. This is paid directly to Edventure.

We also like to know that you are committed to the course and so ask each Somerset participant to make a pledge of support: this could be offering to bring a cake to the first day of the course, making a donation to Edventure or volunteering some of your time to support our work.

If you live outside of Somerset, or in BANES, Start-up costs £850. If this cost represents a barrier to you participating, please email and we can look at making appropriate adjustments to help you participate.

Dates and times:

Start-Up runs for 1 day a week – on Fridays, 9.15 to 2.45 pm. , with 3ish hours a week in your own time

What previous Start-Up students say

Please click here for a 3.5 minute video featuring previous Edventure: Start-Up students.


Colin Atkinson

The Frome Start-up facilitator is Colin Atkinson. He has a background in adult learning and facilitation and lots of experience running projects and making ideas real.

Doug Stewart:

Doug is Edventure’s CEO. With over ten years’ experience developing and implementing business strategy in both small community based organisations and large charities, Doug is practised in taking teams from vision and values creation to brand launch.

As well as a strong background in sustainability, Doug was Head of Outdoor Enterprises for the National Trust and led the central brand team; before becoming a Director at Lemon Drizzle Consultants, a Change Agency specialising in the third sector.

Doug is passionate about sharing his expertise and seeing local business thrive.