About Ignite

Ignite Peterborough is a project for young entrepreneurs aged 16-30 in Peterborough and the surrounding areas, and is additionally available to anyone of any age if they are claiming benefits or income support. We support start up businesses and help them to grow by offering office space, mentoring, bespoke support and plenty of networking.

We also have a student hub base within the Peterborough Regional College that works with student start ups, as well as opportunities and enterprising activities for start up businesses.

This is all made possible by a partnership arrangement between Opportunity Peterborough and the Peterborough Regional College.

Some of Our Members

Latest from the Blog

Entrepreneur Focus: Rich Bougaardt

    Ignite member Rich Bougaardt is the owner of Autosport Apparel Co., a retail brand providing high-end clothing for motorsports fans, much of which harks back to the racing days of yesteryear. Due to launch in 2016, his ambitions are to make his brand universally recognised within the motorsports community. As the recent winner […]

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Emerge Interview: Charlotte Barlow

  The Emerge network provides both training and support to 16-25 year olds who are involved in creative practices in the Peterborough area. Whether they are creators, artists or supporters, individuals are part of the Emerge Network, which is a space for members to co-ordinate creative events and activities for this age group within Peterborough. […]

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Fire in your belly

Running various projects in the past and most recently the Fresh Start Up Project, I have engaged with people with different personalities and experience from all walks of life. There are various traits that connect those who do manage lift off with their business idea, developing and making it sustainable. These traits do not come […]

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