Un-Age Food Start Up
The Un-Age Start Up Accelerator program has a call to to participate life. Participants need to be under 25 or over 55. The start up program focusses on setting up new food businesses. If you are dreaming of having your own food business, whether this is a food stall, pop up, catering service, food brand or a creative take on healthy eating, this program is for you. The program takes place in Hackney to starting in June 2018 - you will find brilliant mentors, a great environment and at the end you will pitch your concept to a group of experienced entrepreneurs and foodies. The top teams will win free launch opportunities and further business support . You can find more details here
Un-Age - Our Mission
Traditional businesses do not provide lifelong employment anymore, or the chance to grow your own life as you want it. Un-Age is a social enterprise bringing younger and older people together to create new businesses which support them.
We think everybody, no matter how old, or young should be enabled to run their own business. Teaching people entrepreneurship and business skills and helping them to launch new businesses is what we do.
Here a few numbers that show why this is important:
More than 50% of 16 to 25 year olds want to set up their own businesses (UnLTD)
By 2040 nearly 40% of the UK population will be at retirement age but already less than a third of employees are over 50 (FT)
57% of 50-59 year olds are being forced out of their jobs
Without diving more into statistics it is clear that we are living in an ageing society where younger people don’t often meet or work with older people, or set up a businesses together. And while the number of older people is growing rapidly employment opportunities fall drastically for the over 55 year olds. At the same time many more young people want to start their own business and this is why we created Un-Age.
Get in touch with us if you want to take part, partner or help out - or just say hello