2016 marked the very first year Young Start-up Talent launched the initiative in the Solent. The team were extremely pleased to receive a large number of applicants for the process, which were carefully whittled down to just 10 businesses in the semi-finals, with only five of these entrepreneurs making it through to the final.

Young Start-up Talent were also extremely honoured to work with a number of sponsors in the region, in particular Oxford Innovation, who provided a lot of support and help throughout our first year in Solent.

As the company continues to grow and expand, the Solent region will now become part of a larger region, ‘Hampshire’, under the Young Start-up Talent Scheme for 2016/17. Applications closed on Sunday 7th May, 2017. 

Dates for your Diary. 

  • Workshops begin - 27th May 2017 - Fareham Innovation Centre
  • Speed networking - 15th June 2017 - Fareham Innovation Centre
  • The Pitch - 13th July 2017 - Southampton Solent Univerity
  • The Final - 14th September 2017 - Winchester Science & Planetarium