Apply to be a part of the second 5-9 club!
6th January 2016
After a successful first run, the 5-9 club is BACK for it’s second cohort.
We’ve partnered with the Fairwood Trust to provide entrepreneurs with a new, structured after-hours course, designed to support aspiring business owners through the early stages of enterprise. The sessions will run every Thursday evening over 12 weeks, with specialist mentors, workshops and industry experts offering support at every stage. Sessions will include advice on marketing, development and finance, culminating in a presentation where the course participants will pitch their business idea.
Member of the first 5 to 9 Club, Kathryn Chadwick recently wrote a guest blog for Welsh ICE and said;
“Two weeks into the 5 to 9 Club, I handed my notice in and started planning my self-employed future. I was very fortunate to already have a supportive client on my books, but to actually take the plunge full time was very scary. The 5 to 9 club has given me knowledge, confidence and more importantly friends, who are supporting each other through the bumpy ride of start-up entrepreneurism.”
Kathryn and the other members of the 5 to 9 club completed their journey with a presentation evening in December to share their experiences with the course and their entrepreneurial journey so far.
Speaking after the presentation evening, Joy Kent, Chief Executive of Chwarae Teg said,
“It was great to meet all the participants and hear about their really varied ideas. It was also really interesting that so many of the business concepts came from ethical and creative sectors. It was clear that the group had really gelled and I’m sure they’ll be supporting each other in their next steps.”
Many of the participants of the 5 to 9 Club, including Kathryn, have gone on to become full time members at Welsh ICE to start or grow their businesses.
Below, we asked members from the first 5-9 club to share their experience with the 5-9 club.
The closing date for the second round of applications for the Welsh ICE 5 to 9 Club, is January 15th, apply below!