Bright Ideas Enterprise & Community Event

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City Academy

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Bright Ideas

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Event Date:

30th September 2017

Event Time:

11am - 2pm (Arrival 10:30am)

Event Venue:

City Academy Bristol, Russell Town Ave,
Redfield, Bristol BS5 9JH

Dress Code:

Smart Casual

Event Type:

Enterprise Competition and Networking

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Food and drinks:

There will be a selection of food and refreshments. Halal and vegetarian options will be available.

What is Bright Ideas?

Bright Ideas is an enterprise competition project aimed at young people between the ages of 16 - 25 years. This year Bright Ideas will be delivered in partnership with Avon and Somerset Police to inspire and connect young people into employment and business.

Bright Ideas consists of:

• an enterprise pitching competition where shortlisted candidates will present their ideas to a panel of judges with the opportunity of winning prize money towards developing their idea.

• a mentoring scheme where enterprising young people will be supported by professionals to start up an enterprise or move into further education/employment.

Whether you are a young person, business leader, entrepreneur or a member of the community you are all welcome to join us on the event day which will include inspirational speakers, information stalls and networking opportunities.

What is the criteria for entering the competition?

You can enter the ideas competition if you are 16-25 and have an enterprise idea that can either;

1) improve relations with the police and the community

2) become a viable business

What happens after I have entered the competition?

All entries will be shortlisted by representatives of Avon and Somerset police and other members of the community.

If shortlisted, you will be asked to present your idea to a panel of judges on the event day and be given the opportunity of winning prize money towards developing your idea.

Before the event day you will be invited to take part in two workshops

1) Ideas Shaping workshop

2) Presenting Skills workshop

If you are not shortlisted please join us for an inspirational day with the opportunity to meet and network with other potential entrepreneurs as well as hear from inspirational speakers.

Want to be part of Babbasa’s Mentoring Scheme?

We will be running a 3 month Babbasa mentoring scheme at the end of the Bright Ideas event. Whether you are a young person looking for guidance with your career aspirations or a professional who is interested in becoming a mentor then this opportunity is open to you. We aim to support up to 25 mentor-mentee relationships.


  • What are my transport/parking options for getting to the event? - City Academy is a five minute walk from Lawrence Hill railway station. Lawrence Hill has connections to the main Bristol stations of Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway.

    The Academy is accesible by bus numbers: 6, 7, 37, 42, 43, 44 and 45. These bus services stop at Lawrence Hill station also.

    There is a limited amount of car parking directly outside the sports centre, however, there is also a staff car park 100 yards beyond the sports centre that is available for extra car parking. Parking is free.

  • Is my registration/ticket transferrable? - You can transfer your ticket if you are not able to attend, however if this is the case please do get in touch with us to discuss.

  • Can I update my registration information? - Yes, please get in touch or log in to Eventbrite to change your details.

  • Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? - We will have a register, however we advise that you bring your ticket so we can check you in quickly.

  • How do we become an event sponsor? - If you are interested in sponsoring the event and promoting your business to local professionals, please do get in touch to discuss our bespoke sponsorship packages. As a social enterprise, the Babbasa team are committed to developing long lasting relationships with local businesses. Please get in touch with Poku Osei on

  • Will the event be photographed/filmed? - Please note that there will be media coverage of the event which will solely be used for Babbasa purposes. If you do not wish to be filmed or photographed, please do let our Programme Coordinator, Jenny Kerridge, know by emailing

  • Will food be available? - Yes, there will be a buffet lunch, with vegetarian and as well as halal options. This will be provided after the main event.

  • How can I host an information stall? - If you are a business or youth support service with worthwhile opportunities to promote young people and would be interested in hosting an information stall at Bright Ideas, please register your interest by registering above as a ticket option. Any queries, email Mina Drobna on

We are a Bristol-based social enterprise that supports young people to pursue their professional aspirations. Find out more about us and the work we do by visiting,

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