Help support young innovators!

Funded on Spacehive 12 April 2017

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

Help support young innovators!

Help support young innovators!

Portsmouth Youth Innovators Hub By Portsmouth Youth Innovators Hub

We're creating a working and creative space for young entrepreneurs in Portsmouth, based at Portsmouth College.

Portsmouth Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 12 Apr 2017!

The Portsmouth Youth Innovation Centre is a concept to turn an underused very large classroom at Portsmouth's central sixth form college into an innovation centre that supports and incubates young people running businesses and community projects. Portsmouth is a city with an incredibly high deprivation index and a very high business failure rate, demonstrating the need for such a space. The centre would consist of up to ten desk spaces, a large meeting room space and a central workshop space. As well as supporting young people based thereby providing free desk space and learning opportunities, the centre would also act as a space to invite primary and secondary school students to take part in enterprise-linked challenges and activities. This would effectively expose thousands of young people to the potentials of an entrepreneurial career path and develop the talent pipeline of future users of the centre.

What we'll deliver:

  • Produce promotional material, including design of a logo
  • Create better signage

Why it's a great idea:

The centre will promote social mobility by being an accessible platform for everyone - taking down the barriers to starting a business by providing a supportive environment regardless of your income, background or status. In summary, the Portsmouth Youth Innovation Centre will support and develop young entrepreneurs, promote the potentials of an entrepreneurial career path to thousands of younger students, create a motivational and aspirational pathway, remove barriers to starting a business, create economic prosperity and service the wider community as a hub of entrepreneurial activity - all in one of the most densely populated and deprived cities in the country.

Steps to get it done:

  • First group of entrepreneurs invited to the space
  • Formal launch of first programme
  • Public invite to young entrepreneurs
  • Launch of the space

Location Portsmouth

About the space

Based at Portsmouth College


Portsmouth City Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £5,188

Building work and furniture - £5,000 (96%)
Publicity material - £100 (2%)
Better signage - £70 (1%)
Other - £18 (0%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Building work and furniture
Publicity material
Better signage
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £5,188

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