Elevate is back for a 3rd year running!

Are you aged 16-25 and have a business idea that you’d like to take to the next level?

Or are you simply just interested in learning more about the world of entrepreneurship!

Elevate is our enterprise programme which will give you all the knowledge and tools you need to start a successful business. The aim of the programme is to give all young people the opportunity to thrive in the business world.

As an Elevate Entrepreneur, you will take part in workshops and talks led by industry experts and successful business people from all different backgrounds. You will also be matched with a mentor who you will gain 1-1 support and advice to elevate your business idea.

Application Deadline: 13th May 2024

Start date: Monday 3rd June

Duration: 9 Weeks


No previous experience or knowledge needed, all that we ask is that you are committed to attending every session, which will be every Monday evening.

Participants will be chosen based on their passion and

Cost: FREE!

By the end of the programme you will have:

  • Streamlined your ideas and vision,
  • Learned key skills like how to write a business plan and pitch it to potential funders,
  • Gained knowledge around the importance of finding your target audience and perfecting your branding, customer relations and marketing for your business.
  • Had the chance to ask industry experts any questions you may have. 

In the final session, you will then pitch your business dragons den style and be in with a chance to win money to help you get your business started!

This year’s winner will also gain the opportunity to attend a Helm networking event, a prime opportunity to meet other industry professionals, pitch your business to a wider pool of potential investors, and learn more about the business world

This year’s programme was developed in partnership with Hurlingham Community Hub (HCH), and Helm.

HCH is an initiative launched by Hurlingham School with a vision to encourage opportunities to do good in our community. The Hub creates connections between community needs and teachers/parents from local schools to create a sense of belonging, respect, and responsibility for our community, and ultimately, to actively role model for all children.

With the ambition of harnessing our community’s brain- and brawn-power, current Hub activities include mentoring at youth groups, cleaning up the Thames foreshore, and providing teams to help redecorate charity premises… and more! If you would like to participate or know of any community initiatives we could support please contact communityhub@hurlinghamschool.co.uk

Helm is the UK’s leading community exclusively for scale-up founders. Established for 20+ years, members network in a strict no-sales safe environment, meet in intimate roundtable to share challenges and support each other. Members enjoy learning workshops, special guest dinners with high-profile founders & CEOs such as Joe Foster (founder of Reebok), Archie Norman (M&S chair), big quarterly founder socials, and much more!