Cohort 1

We’re delighted to announce an exciting milestone for our first cohort of Young Entrepreneurs!

In February 2024, we hosted a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style competition, where 12 inspiring social entrepreneurs, after undergoing an incubation period with support from the School for Social Entrepreneurs, presented their business ideas. From this, ten outstanding entrepreneurs have been selected to receive up to £15k each in grants and year-long support. These innovative ventures aim to expand access to sports and physical activities throughout London.

Find out more about the Pitch Day in the video below:

The Entrepreneurs:

  • Iman, Pangea. Positively impacting the community through planned community walks, particularly geared towards young Muslim women. These walks are not only an opportunity for individuals to connect with nature but also serve as a platform for fostering mental well-being.
  • Luke, Kalos Fitness Ltd. A sustainable activewear and printing brand, working with local young people and mentoring them in printing. 
  • Demetri, University Calisthenics. The UCA promotes student well-being through Calisthenics and bodyweight fitness, uniting communities across the UK for physical and mental self-improvement.
  • Athena, Modest Moves. Creating a safe space for women above the age of 12 to learn boxing and muay Thai as a way of self-defence.
  • Jordon, JGCoachingUk. Running football camps for those who cannot afford to pay, raising money for the cost of pitch time through sponsorship.   
  • Sagal, Barakah LDN. Tackling the issues Muslim & Black Asian minority ethnic women face in football and providing an accessible space for all women to play. They aim to make money through funding, sponsorship, clothing.
  • J’don, Active Jays. Creating a safe space and teaching football and basketball sessions to 7 – 11 year old who are struggling with the pressure of the secondary school environment. 
  • Yasin, Arena Platform Ltd. Removing barriers and tackling social isolation for young people through an app that helps connect those trying new activities, or arranging matches. 
  • Shreya, KitSpares. Building a digital marketplace that allows young people facing financial barriers to list itemised requests for equipment or small pockets of financial aid, ranging from football boots or support to cover travel costs. Local organisations and small businesses can become sponsors by donating the items directly or providing small-scale sponsorships. 
  • Megan, WClothing. Creating sportswear that is sustainable, affordable and inclusive of different body sizes and is modest through upcycling.