Enterprise Nation and Croydon Council join forces to launch Croydon Business Bootcamps

Enterprise Nation and Croydon Council join forces to launch Croydon Business Bootcamps

Posted: Thu 23rd May 2024

We've teamed up with Croydon Council to deliver a summer bootcamp series and programme of support to help the borough’s young entrepreneurs bring their business ideas to fruition.

The free bootcamp series will be open to founders aged 18 to 35 who are hoping to start up, owners of businesses in their first 12 months of trading, and sole traders.

As well as teaching basic business skills, the bootcamps will help attendees learn how to find investment and make their businesses more resilient against future economic shocks.

There will be two seven-week bootcamps in July and August 2024, with a follow-up bootcamp on how to scale a start-up in October.

The sessions will cover everything from how to turn an idea into a profitable business to building sales during a recession and how to attract investment with a one-sentence pitch.

The bootcamps will be a mixture of online and in-person events, making it incredibly easy for business founders to get involved. The programme is funded by Croydon Council via the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).

Emma Jones CBE, founder of Enterprise Nation, said:

"We know a thriving small business community creates better jobs, more innovation and contribute more to their local community.

"Enterprise Nation lives and breathes start-up and small business support every day and we really admire the ambition of Croydon Council’s forward-thinking plans to boost the borough’s economy by supporting the next generation of young entrepreneurs.

"We look forward to working with all those starting a business or in the early stages in this brilliant entrepreneurial borough."

According to our most recent Start Up Ambition report, more than half (53%) of young adults aged 18 to 30 are thinking about starting a business this year – with 68% starting out as a side hustle while studying or holding down a full-time or part time job.


Build your business alongside other Croydon entrepreneurs by taking part in a free three-week bootcamp.

Join Croydon Business Bootcamps

Keen to get involved with these free bootcamps? The deadline to register for the first bootcamp is 4 July 2024. Sign up today!

Enterprise Nation has helped thousands of people start and grow their businesses. Led by founder, Emma Jones CBE, Enterprise Nation connects you to the resources and expertise to help you succeed.

You might also like…

Get business support right to your inbox

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive business tips, learn about new funding programmes, join upcoming events, take e-learning courses, and more.