In the Summer holidays, Charlton Athletic Community Trust and Youth M.A.D.E (Making A Difference Everywhere) held an ‘Innovation Academy’ workshop for a week which gives young people with a business idea the chance to start it up and become a young entrepreneur. Some of the topics we focused on were:
• The business mindset.
• Idea development.
• Identifying customers and market.
• Introduction to business finance and legal structures.
At the end, we had to pitch to investors and the best a large amount of money whereas the others got less but as is always say, ‘something is better than nothing’. My pitch was to set up an Urban Photography business. I am thankful to Eltham Hill and especially Mrs Comis for giving me this opportunity as it has possibly created some doors for me to be opened in the future through all the networking I had done at the end of the workshop. One thing I will say to those reading this, take every opportunity that you get given in life!
Elise Dunkley, 13H