Note: The date for this event has changed from 22 January to 18 February 2013.

Could you be the next James Caan? Community Level Investment in Migrant Businesses (CLIMB) is launching in Nottingham, looking for entrepreneurs from migrant and refugee communities.

The launch event in Nottingham is open to all potential participants for the programme, and will offer business workshops and investment information to all attendees on the day.

CLIMB is looking for a wide variety of migrant entrepreneurs, from builders, cleaners and interpreters through to youth workers and community organisers. Participants in CLIMB will receive a month of valuable support from The Young Foundation on growing their businesses, social enterprise and how to identify the positive social impact their ventures may already be making in the community.

At the end of the programme, entrepreneurs will be invited to pitch to a Dragon’s Den-style panel. Up to four successful businesses will be awarded a year of business mentoring from Young Foundation experts, office space, seed funding and access to further investment.

If you’re someone from a migrant, refugee, or ethnic minority community who’s enthusiastic about social change, have an entrepreneurial flair, and the drive to make your ideas happen, come along and see if CLIMB is for you.

Agenda (subject to change)

15.00 Registration and refreshments

15.15 Introductions

15.30 Overview of CLIMB, including what sort of business support you can expect and what kind of commitment we ask of you

15.45 Business Workshops (choice of The Business Model Canvas or The Problem Tree)

16.45 Break and refreshments

17.00  Business Workshops (choice of The Business Model Canvas or The Problem Tree)

18.00 Next Steps and free-form networking

If you would like to register your interest or learn more about CLIMB, please contact Margaret Ogebule at margaret.ogebule@youngfoundation.org.