We supported over 100 young people in the last financial year, and you could be next.

Flexible funding for young entrepreneurs

Looking for a start up loan of up to £50k?

A start up loan can be used for many purposes such as renting or buying new premises, equipment and stock or hiring staff. We offer loans from £1k up to £50k to help your business off the ground.

Speak to one of our young entrepreneur champions today to discuss your needs and find out what we'll need from you - things like a business plan and financial forecasts. You can also look at our Start Up Loans page for more information. 

Looking for an injection of finance?

Start or grow your business with a loan over £50k. We'll need to see your business plan and a few financial statements, but we can talk you through all this in more detail.

Get in touch with our dedicated young entrepreneur champions today

Equity for your start up, early stage or established tech business

If you're looking to launch or grow within the tech industry, our expert tech venture investments team will be able to discuss your needs and see if we can help you get there. Our seed finance provides equity investment from £50k to £250k. If you're early stage or established, we offer loans and equity up to £2million. 

There are lots of options available to Wales-based young entrepreneurs interested in tech, so it's best to talk to one of our team or check out our tech ventures page for more information. 

Not quite ready for funding? Big Ideas Wales can help you get there

More than 3,000 young entrepreneurs have already been supported by Big Ideas Wales with:

  • One-to-one business support
  • Regular events and competitions
  • Webinars for every stage in your business journey
  • Workshops delivered by Wales’ leading business minds
  • Young Person’s Start Up Grant of up to £2k

For more information on mentoring or the Young Person's Start Up Grants, visit Big Ideas Wales 

Prince's Trust also supports young entrepreneurs get investment-ready.

What's next?

If you're a young entrepreneur aged 18-30 and looking for business finance, speak to one of our team to discuss your needs or, if you're ready, apply for a loan today. 

Apply now