BE YOUR OWN BOSS

Programme Stages

Stage 1 | Let's Meet

Information Sessions

Attend a free Information Session to find out what the Programme involves and how we can support you. Just fill out your details on the online Application Form and, if you’re eligible for the Programme, you will receive an invitation for the next Information Session.

Stage 2 | Develop a Business Idea

Inspiration

Are you interested in entrepreneurship but have not yet found the right business idea? Attend the all-day Business Ideation Workshop, learn about market trends and develop your own business idea.

Stage 3 | Explore Entrepreneurship

Explore Enterprise Course

Participate in an engaging and interactive four day course which gives you the chance to learn about the practical side of starting a business. The free course includes the following:

Day 1: An inspirational talk from a business expert, giving you the chance to think about your personal goals and skills. We will also spend some time discussing personal finance and exploring legal structures.

Day 2: What’s a great business idea without a plan to promote it? We talk marketing and selling.

Day 3: Let’s focus on finance, including pricing and managing your money in a business.

Day 4: There’s no time like the present to begin thinking about business plans, so today you’ll start to consider your next steps.

After completing the 4-day Explore Enterprise Course in case you realize that entrepreneurship is not right for you at the given time, you can continue to receive support from the Programme, in collaboration with Knowl, within your personal importance and labor market integration.

Stage 4 | Next Step Mentoring

Next Step Mentoring

Get personalized Next Step Mentoring by an experienced volunteer-mentor who will help you examine if self-employment is what you are looking for. If you decide to start your own business, your mentor will support you for up to a year, so that you can develop, plan and test your business idea in real conditions and prepare your business plan.

Stage 5 | Launch Your Business

Launch 

Once you are ready to launch your business, you will present your business plan to our Business Launch Group whose job is to assess the viability and sustainability of your idea. This stage is designed to ensure there are no weak points in your plan. By participating in this stage, you will be one of the finalists of the Programme.

Stage 6 | Grow your Business

Progression

Once you have started your business, you can continue to receive support from the Program by having access to useful financial tools and the opportunity to receive Business Mentoring by experienced mentors, for a whole year, with the aim of running a sustainable business.

Who we are

Prince’s Trust International has been supporting young people worldwide since 2015. We were founded by HRH The Prince of Wales to tackle the global crisis in youth unemployment, building on four decades of experience in the UK.

Our mission is to empower young people to learn, work and thrive. We provide opportunities to develop the skills and confidence to succeed and deliver tangible employment outcomes. By blending our expertise with a global network of local partners, we develop programmes and interventions to help young people to build their own futures.

We are committed to amplifying the voices of young people on the global stage and putting their needs at the very heart of the design and delivery of our work. This complements global efforts to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those relating to quality education and decent work.

Our programmes and interventions are now present in 13 countries within the Commonwealth and beyond, across Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Europe.

We have supported over 20,000 young people since our inception. Last year, 8 in 10 young people who participated in our employability programmes entered the labour market while our enterprise programmes provided young people with the knowledge and skills to start their own business.

Corallia, a Unit of the Research Center Athena, is a nonprofit LEP, which performs publicly beneficial development functions. Our team comprises of people possessing a passion and a vision for supporting Greece’s “sciences, innovation, entrepreneurship and culture to flourish” as well as more specific goals to promote a “Joy of Creation” culture and the development of services and products “Innovation Made in Greece”. To achieve our vision, we have developed a wide range of activities focusing on: enhancing and disseminating innovation of all forms in the private and public sector, shaping cutting-edge technology sectors and integrated value chains with a competitive advantage, stimulating links between industry, universities, research centers, public administration and citizens, boosting exports and competitiveness with a specialized extroversion program, creating and maintaining highly skilled jobs and reversing the brain drain, providing information, inspiration and training, particularly on entrepreneurship and high tech, investing in the human capital available to the country and fostering relations with the diaspora and creating integrated support structures for new aspiring entrepreneurs and dynamic businesses with incubator services and business acceleration. Our main achievements to this date are: the foundation of 3 hi-tech Clusters – mi-Cluster, si-Cluster, gi-Cluster – that encompass the most innovative enterprises, university labs and research institutes in their respective sectors, the systematic organisation of targeted training and inspirational events, the design and implementation of pioneering entrepreneurship acceleration and incubation programmes, the organization of innovation contests such as hackathons, appathons and game jams, the establishment and operation of innovation hubs in Attica and Western Greece regions, the organization of business roadshows and trade fairs in Europe, America and Asia, etc. More than 10.000 people and organisations have directly benefited from our activities, including would-be-entrepreneurs, startups, SMEs, large corporations, pupils and students, while the indirect beneficiaries exceed 100.000 civilians and organisations. More information at: corallia.org.