What's great about the Manchester Youth Market programme?

Real life trading opportunities, ongoing training and being part of a community of like minded budding entrepreneurs

Start your journey.
My Market.


What is it?

Starting your own business can be challenging. You’ve got a business idea but may have encountered barriers to getting it off the ground. Things such as finding premises, insurances, start up stock and equipment can be expensive. We will help you get over these initial hurdles.

My Opportunity.


Is this for me?

Are you aged 16-30 and live or study in Manchester? Are you interested in being your own boss or are you already running a business but new to trading to the public? If yes the Manchester Youth Market could be for you.

My Development.


Training and Development

We’re working with a wide range of partners that will offer you the training and development you need to get your business off the ground - or to help it grow. You may also be able to apply for a small grant to help you buy the things you need to start trading to the public.

My Business.


Real life test trading

Manchester Youth Market will offer you free of low cost test trading opportunities in a range of different locations. This will include markets and events taking place across Manchester. You can also hot desk & network with other new businesses in My hub on Oxford Road.

My Community.


Networking and support

We want to create a sense of community from day one. Networking events will enable you to share ideas, and to give and receive support from others. We also want you to help shape and develop the programme and promote the opportunity to other young people.

To apply to be part of the Manchester Youth Market programme is simple.

Option 1

Send us a short video telling us about your business idea

Option 2

Email us for an application form

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Real life case study

Aaron Darke the founder of the Zymugorium

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