Applications for Autumn 2018 Enterprise Bootcamp are now closed.

If you are interested in applying to the next programme starting in February, please follow this link and we’ll contact you once applications open.

Watch our video to know more about our last programme.

 Watch Summer 2017 Enterprise Bootcamp’s video here.

What is Enterprise Bootcamp?

Enterprise Bootcamp is a pioneering programme to equip young entrepreneurs with the tools to startup. It provides young people with a 10 week accredited enterprise programme. It is designed to be approachable in a language that focuses on developing confidence and the technical suite of skills required to start up a business. The programme has been developed by Bootstrap & Peabody over a number of years, with master classes that cover the core elements of a ‘business plan’ and are accredited with an OCN Level 2 business qualification. 

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Click on the images below to see the Summer 2017 and Spring 2018 Impact Reports:


How does it work?

The project is run at Bootstrap in Hackney, and combines a range of support:

– Weekly enterprise workshops.

– Mentoring from industry professionals.

– Accredited business management qualification.

– Desk space at Bootstrap.

– Events & Networking Opportunities.

– Links to funders.

– OCN Level 2 Award in Advanced Business Management.

– Pitch for funding and free workspace.

Entrepreneurs are partnered with a Bootstrap tenant mentor who helps to guide them on their journey. Bootstrap also organise a range of networking events, pitching events & guest talks to connect with as many exciting people as possible:

– A speed dating style event to help best determine which mentor, mentee pairings we should be aiming to set.

– A weekly 1 hour (or more) mentoring session to support the young entrepreneur’s decision making, confidence and communication skills. A fantastic opportunity to reach new local networks and get inspired about different careers and sectors.  This will start mid-course and carry on through to past the end of the programme to offer continued support.

– ‘Dragons den style’ pitching event to independent panel of impartial judges. Five minute pitches for small start up grants. Celebration dinner with all young entrepreneurs and mentors.

What therefore differentiates Enterprise Bootcamp is that it isn’t just a master class programme; it also provides the infrastructure and support required to be able to follow through and start up a business. It empowers and gives the skills and knowledge to succeed but also helps breakdown the barriers to entry by enabling access to finance, connections and networking with highly skilled and experienced entrepreneur mentors all under one roof.

If you have any questions please email:, or give us a call. 

Enterprise Bootcamp Supporters

Enterprise Bootcamp has been awarded the NatWest Skills & Opportunities Fund, granted to projects that enable people in disadvantaged communities to develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to build their financial capability skills or to start or develop a new business now or in the future.


Peabody are one of the oldest and largest housing associations in London. With a focus on young people, Peabody and Bootstrap have partnered on a number of projects and they support Bootstrap in delivering the enterprise programme.