Welcome to Big Ideas Wales

The Big Ideas Wales campaign kicks-off to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and get the young people of Wales interested in starting up their own business.  

The move is part of the Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy: An Action Plan for Wales 2010-15 launched Monday 15th November to equip young people between the ages of 5 and 25 with entrepreneurial skills and attitudes to help realise their potential.  Click here to download the Action Plan

This website is a key focus of the strategy and is powered by our main site business.wales.gov.uk to make the right connections, enhance your knowledge and information about business.

We want to help you succeed in enterprise whether you’re a young person exploring the idea or a partner that might be able to help!

For young people it’s about:

  • Being inspired to think differently about what you might want to do in the future
  • Finding out a bit more about what it’s like to start your own business
  • Hear from other entrepreneurs in Wales (who share their stories and top tips!)
  • Discover more about yourself with useful guides and self assessments
  • The things you need to consider if you’re thinking of starting up
  • Help you generate ideas and think them through
  • Introducing business topics and links to improve your knowledge
  • Finding out what’s happening in your college or university and how to get involved!
  • Finding out what “business support” is all about and who might help
  • Register for alerts about what’s happening in Wales aimed at you!

For partners it’s about: 

  • A place to share information about your activities and news
  • Provide a range of curriculum resources to help teachers and tutors deliver entrepreneurship education in Wales
  • Provide information about the projects that support YES and how to get involved
  • Make appropriate links for young people between the activity and support provided by all under the Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy (YES) Action Plan
  • Register as a partner and add information about activities to send alerts to the young people registered at a local, regional or national level

It’s about helping you be enterprising and it’s about helping our partners get together to support you!