Support to Newham’s young budding entrepreneurs as the Expressway Youth Incubator Programme 2021 invites applications

Eighteen Newham based young entrepreneurs will receive a huge kick-start to their business careers

Eighteen Newham based young entrepreneurs will receive a huge kick-start to their business careers with the offer of free workplace space, mentoring and business growth workshops for six months at the Expressway Business centre at Royal Docks.  

There still time left to apply - but hurry, the deadline for applications to the programme is 28 September 2021. For further information please contact Our Newham Work at [email protected] or call 020 3373 1101

Applications are open to Newham residents between the ages of 18 to 30 years.

Rokhsana Fiaz Mayor of Newham said: “This incubator programme aims to support talented entrepreneurial Newham young people who have an idea and a passion and just need some support and guidance to make it happen. In this Year of the Young Person I want to see our young business people succeed and thrive as we hopefully emerge towards economic recovery.”

“Community Wealth Building is about supporting people to get opportunity and I’d encourage those with a business idea to apply for the Incubator programme.”

Our Newham Work, Newham council’s service to support people into employment or training, has placed almost 40,000 Newham people into jobs. Now they are recruiting young business people to join the Youth Incubator programme to start in October 2021.

In October 2020 The Expressway Incubator Programme was launched. This is a collaborative initiative to support young entrepreneurs within Newham following the launch of Mayors Rokhsana Fiaz Community Wealth Building Programme.

The 2020 Youth Incubator Programme successfully placed 17 incubators (12 from Our Newham Work) within Expressway despite the hard impact COVID-19 has had within London.

Applicants are asked to submit a  250 word personal statement, laying out why they could benefit from joining the incubator. This should include an example of when they have been innovative as a force for good. This can be involvement in a youth group, charity fundraiser or even setting up a social enterprise.

On the programme, successful applicants will be paired with an established entrepreneur within the building, who can help them how to progress their business idea, whether it’s developing a prototype, raising money against a business plan or to launch a social-enterprise. 

Every other week will see a presentation from an established business founder, in a close up Q&A, to help develop skills ranging from taking your sales online through to filling a VAT return. 


Published: 16 Sep 2021