The Young Entrepreneurs Group

TEGvirtual has launched a major venture in Cumbria to inspire and support the next generation of young entrepreneurs.

Ready to start your business?

“It’s a case of capturing the vision then, with guidance, putting it into place.”

All you need to get started is:

  • To be aged between 16 to 25, have a passion to succeed, believe in your ideas, be open to feedback, be prepared to learn about business and to work tirelessly on your ideas.
  • In return, you will receive practical help, advice and guidance in essential areas outlined and you will be matched with experienced entrepreneurs who may ultimately look to invest in your businesses in the future.
  • The information will be delivered through our online entrepreneurs’ portal, while we have restrictions on face-to-face meetings and training. This is changing with the introduction of the TEG Secure Bubble.

In the first instance please record your video, 1min max, outlining who you are, the business you intend to start and why. Then email it to us using the contact button below.

University of Cumbria students

Parts of Cumbria, West Cumbria in particular, have a disproportionate number of disadvantaged young people who have always faced barriers to employment. The jobs situation is bad and sadly will get worse but we aim to help.

We know that the talent, skills and new ideas are out there, all it needs is to be noticed and for those who want to carve a career for themselves by running their own business to have the right people behind them to turn a dream into reality.

To kickstart the pilot project, young people from Cumbria who have ideas for their own business, but need help along the way, are being called upon to record a brief video about themselves and their plans ahead of discussions with a panel of local entrepreneurs who have “been there and done it”.

Who's it for?

If you are between the ages of 16 to 25 then we are here to help you. We will help you find out if running a business is for you.

Why join?

Work with Mentors, Investors, Connectors and Experienced business experts, we are here to support you to establish, grow and make your business succeed.

How does it work?

Once you have signed up you will have the chance to join our Business Accelerator programme and be matched with an experienced entrepreneur/mentor.


Happy Accelerators.

Andrew Gibson

Co Founder

“Great at getting knowledge and experience out of attendees.”


​Idris Hussain

Sellafield Ltd

“Overall a great programme, I’m grateful that I was afforded the courtesy to attend this course. It should be rolled out to all employees across the SL site, which will promote well needed change and intrepreneurship within the organisation.”


Tim West

MD, West Coast Group

“Although I had mixed feelings about attending the course, I soon realised I was extremely lucky to be taking part in what turned out to be a truly remarkable course.”


Who We're Working With


Cumbria Community Foundation
Copeland Community Fund
Circular 1
All Together Cumbria
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