About Event

‘Be your own boss’ is a series of a festival like events that help young people understand what it takes to start their side hustle, create a second stream of income, grow a business, or raise investment to scale so they can grow in their everyday lives.

This event is focusing on young people and entrepreneurs to inspire, empower and connect them to start their side hustle, get a website going, grow their business and teach them the fundamentals skills they need as a young entrepreneur.

Why Attend?

It’s time to take your idea, business or startup to the next level.
Learn what you need to do to take your idea, business to the next level
Hear and meet young successful entrepreneurs
Understand the entrepreneur journey and what skills you need
Access Big Youth Group large network of businesses, mentors and investors
Get your business questions answered
Meeting investors
Great prizes on the evening to win

Quick Learns

Quick learns are 3-minute hacks from experts that will pass their knowledge on to you. You can then can take these learnings away and action to grow your idea or business.

Quick Learn 1 – Building Your LinkedIn Boss Style
Quick Learn 2 – Building Your Business Network / Connections
Quick Learn 3 – Rasing Investment For Your Startup Idea

The Entrepreneur Chat Show

Paul Frampton – Host
Paul Frampton-Calero is CEO for EMEA of hi Inc’s European operation based in London, one of Hong Kong’s first unicorns that revolutionises travel and tourism. He focuses on the strategic growth of the region—building partnerships across hospitality, e-commerce, and advertising for hi Inc’s flagship product, handy. Paul also holds the position of Global Head of B2C for hi Inc. which incorporates all of their consumer-facing products and services from content to advertising and eCommerce. Prior to joining hi Inc, Paul was CEO at Havas Media Group running a £100m P&L.
He is also an Investor and Advisor at MeasureMatch, Groundtruth and a number of other early-stage companies.

In Talks With

Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, President techUK in talks with…

Jack Parsons
Jack Parsons is an award-winning young entrepreneur, public speaker and youth expert with awards including Young Digital Leader Of The Year, The 100 Faces of a Vibrant Economy, Most Connected Young Entrepreneur and Top 10 UK Young Entrepreneurs to Watch.
Jack will be giving an exclusive into his world sharing things he has never shared before, the struggles with mental health, how he grew his business from £0 to £8m, became the most connected young entrepreneur all within a very short period.

Alison Edgar, The Entrepreneur’s Godmother, in Talks With…

Ben Towers
Ben Towers is one of ‘the most influential entrepreneurs on the planet’ whilst still only being 20 years old. Ben started in business aged 11 and has since successfully exited his marketing agency, invested in disruptive start-ups and inspired millions.
Ben is now on a mission to change the health outcomes of his generation.

Coaches Attending

We have invited 10 top senior business leaders (coaches) that you wouldn’t normally get the opportunity to network with as they live busy jobs and lives. Each one of these coaches has agreed to give you a quick micro-mentoring session in the networking session to anyone who dares to ask.

Paul Frampton:
Ex Group CEO Havas Media Group

Jacqueline de Rojas CBE
President, techUK

Jess Butcher:
Co-founder, Blippar

Seb Pollington:
Leader, UK Ministry of Defence

Vanessa Vallely OBE:
Managing Director, We are the city

Alison Edgar:
The Entrepreneur’s Godmother

James Brotherhood:
Marketing Director, YMCA

Ellie Yell:
Founder, Fledglink

About Big Youth Group

Big Youth Group is determined to improve the odds for young people today, creating a brighter future tomorrow. We focus on three areas: enterprise, employment, and education.

We are doing this by building the world’s largest and most connected online and offline marketplace and community for young people with one aim: to help young people aged between 18-30 years old achieve their full potential.

Partner – Sage

At Sage, they transform the way people think and work, enabling their organisations to thrive. Every day, all around the world, our 13,000 colleagues and local networks of accountants and partners support and enable business builder success.


Partner – Godaddy

Godaddy helps young people to kick ass by giving them the tools, insights, and people to transform their ideas and personal initiative into success, however they measure it.

GoDaddy powers the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With more than 17.5 million customers worldwide and more than 76 million domain names under management,
GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work.


Our Showcase Partner

Fledglink is an innovative app for 16-24 year olds – supporting you with your next step in work or education. Fledglink gives you the tools to maximise your success, helping you make better decisions about your future.
Whether you’re starting your own business, continuing your education or an apprenticeship (or a combination), Fledglink enables you to build your confidence and capability and increase your self-awareness, fuelling your future success.


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