Development Programmes

Bright Idea

Bright Idea Programme

  • Start Date: 01 April 2013
  • End Date: 30 June 2015
  • Location: Craigavon

Ards, Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon, Down and Newry and Mourne councils have come together to offer this unique new programme to young entrepreneurs in the 18 to 29 age group.

Our Bright Idea youth entrepreneurship programme is an innovative business start up programme for young people in our areas. It will assist local young entrepreneurs with the pre-start and start-up phases of their business ideas to positively impact on the local economy by becoming business owners. The programme will encourage innovation and entrepreneurship and motivate potential business owners in the 18 to 29 age group, to think and act positively to get their business idea off the ground.

It will use proven and highly innovative techniques on to enhance the capacity to begin successful businesses in growth and export sectors.

One of the most innovative aspects will be the opportunity to take part in 5 days of intensive training in an international setting including engagement with successful young entrepreneurs, established entrepreneurs and relevant professionals.

The programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland 2007-2013; from Invest NI, and by the participating Councils.

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