We’re creating a working and creative space for young entrepreneurs in Portsmouth, based at Portsmouth College, called the Portsmouth Young Innovators Hub. We will be working alongside UnLtd and Portsmouth College.
The Portsmouth Young Innovators Hub 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.
You can find out more about the workspace on the crowdfunding page here: https://www.spacehive.com/help-support-young-innovators