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Young Enterprise Big Market Event (6 December) Posted on 23/11/2017 00:00:00 Grab a mince pie & support Young Enterprise student companies! 60 student start-up companies from schools across Northern Ireland will be trading at a Big Market event on Wednesday 6 December in St George's Market, Belfast.

What is the Big Market?

The Big Market is a showcase event for young people taking part in the Young Enterprise NI Company, Team, QuickStart and Business Beginnings Programmes. The programmes develop employability skills, increase confidence, and get young people to consider business start-up as a future career option. To add to the excitement, local business leaders will be judging the companies to award prizes on the day and recognise their achievements.

Colleges are welcome to come along and enjoy free tea/coffee and a mince pie. Please come along and encourage local students by visiting their stalls, asking questions about their product or concept, giving them feedback and buying their products!

It will be an exciting day with a great buzz, a Pitch to a Pro session for the students hosted by Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) and a CoolFM roadshow.

When & where?

The event runs from 10.00am to 2.00pm on Wednesday 06 December 2017.

To register

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Check out pictures from The Big Market last year here

What is Young Enterprise?

Young Enterprise Northern Ireland (YENI) is a charity developing the entrepreneurial skills and aspirations of young people aged four to 25 prepare them for the new economy.

In partnership with education and business, YENI engages with 100,000 young people each year. With support from the Department of Education, their programmes address the skills development requirements of the Northern Ireland curriculum. Young Enterprise programmes are delivered in Primary, Post-Primary and Further & Higher Education, as well as in community hubs and centers across Northern Ireland.

What do YENI offer?

They offer a range of programmes which are supported by range of resources and materials. Programmes are supported by Business volunteers who lead discussions, deliver activities and masterclasses. They are each designed to provide young people with an opportunity to understand, develop and apply employability competencies that are highly valuable to employers and further learning providers.

What do the young people gain?

By being involved with YENI the young persons will develop a range of skills such as communication, creative thinking, problem-solving and develop their skills in Maths and ICT.