ICCE students announce partnership with Stephen Lawrence Trust to mentor young entrepreneurs

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The Institute of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths, University of London will this week announce a new partnership with the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust. The project will develop training and a mentoring scheme for aspiring young business owners.

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, 10 students from our MA Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship course are this week (Thursday 19 November) announcing their plans to pilot a six-session workshop series for 16-24-year-old entrepreneurs, to run in 2016.

In an exciting new partnership with the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, our students will be aiming to help inspire, engage, motivate and mentor young people to make their creative ideas a reality.

Goldsmiths MA student and project lead Thomas Empson comments:

“As aspiring young entrepreneurs we recognise that we live in a world that is increasingly requiring us to create our own niches using our passions and creativity in an ever-changing economy.

“But we also recognise that entrepreneurship is not commonly taught in schools to young people. As a result, many young people aren’t engaging with or understanding the qualities and skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur until many years later.

"We are delighted to partner with the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust on this initiative.”

Whether you want to mentor young people on their career path, or are looking for volunteering experience, all are welcome to attend the programme’s launch event this Thursday in the Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Whitehead Building, New Cross campus, 2 - 3.30pm.

Guest speakers include:

Doreen Thompson-Addo from the Stephen Lawrence Trust

Thomas Empson, Project Lead, Youth Entrepreneurs

Sian Prime, Director, MA Cultural & Creative Entrepreneurship

Catherine Greig, Director, make:good ltd

A drinks reception will take place after the event.


Find out more about the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE) at Goldsmiths

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