StartUp Buckinghamshire: Helping Bucks entrepreneurs flourish in 2024

StartUp Buckinghamshire: Helping Bucks entrepreneurs flourish in 2024

Posted: Wed 20th Dec 2023

Enterprise Nation has teamed up with Buckinghamshire Council to launch StartUp Buckinghamshire, a comprehensive programme of support and investment to help the county's entrepreneurs succeed in 2024.

Along with youth charity Launch It, the partners will deliver a broad range of overlapping support to power up a generation of talented self-starters bursting with enterprising ideas.

The free intensive programme will be open to people hoping to launch a business, as well as businesses that are in the first 12 months of starting their enterprise. It will also deliver cash grants to five growing businesses.

Resource hub and bootcamp

StartUp Buckinghamshire will provide an online resource hub with e-learning modules covering everything from social media and cash flow to building a team and finding investment. Alongside the hub will be a 12-week bootcamp aimed at supporting the county's growing number of young entrepreneurs.

The hub will also feature daily online events and access to connect with trusted advisers and mentors. The programme is funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).

Launch event

The programme will kick off with a StartUp Saturday launch event on Saturday 17 February 2024. Hosted at Patch on Queen Victoria Road in High Wycombe, the event is there to support anyone who is looking to become their own boss or boost their business skills.

Cllr Martin Tett, Buckinghamshire Council Leader, said:

"Buckinghamshire already has a strong entrepreneurial culture, with three in four firms employing fewer than five employees. It has always been a key focus to stimulate start-ups and encourage them to stay in the county, creating long-term jobs and boosting the future economy.

"This programme with Enterprise Nation will allow us to really deliver an intense boost to the county's start-up community, bringing more diverse businesses into the economy, creating jobs and long-term resilience."

Emma Jones CBE, founder and CEO of Enterprise Nation, said:

"We're delighted to have been selected as a partner to deliver the StartUp Buckinghamshire programme to ensure that anyone who is thinking of becoming their own boss has access to relevant support.

"Enterprise Nation lives and breathes start-up support every day and we really admire the ambition of Buckinghamshire Council's forward-thinking plans to boost the county's economy. We look forward to working with all those starting a business or in the early stages in this brilliant entrepreneurial county."


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