Pilot Accelerator

⚠️ Applications have closed for our Summer 2022 accelerator programme but you can still register your interest below for our second cohort (dates TBC).

The skills you will gain through participation include:
🚀 Verbal and written communication
🚀 Critical thinking and problem solving
🚀 Teamwork and collaboration
🚀 Creativity and innovation
🚀 Design thinking and systems thinking
🚀 Entrepreneurship and leadership
🚀 Personal/professional development skills
🚀 Social and environmental responsibility

YouthUX is our new social innovation platform to encourage and support young people who want to make their”dent on the universe.”

🚀 Through our new accelerator, young people will gain the insights and skills to co-design new ideas, learning new social innovation skills, win seed investment and get access to some of the key funders and investors in the UK and Ireland.

🚀 You’ll also get 1-2-1 support from experienced and award winning social innovators and entrepreneurs.

How YouthUX works

YouthUX is about five things:
1. Young people’s views (data)
2. Sense-making (understanding the data)
3. Collaborating (building an awesome team)
4. Co-design (designing a killer idea)
5. Pitching your idea

Over the course of the YouthUX accelerator:
• You will learn new skills
• Hear from some top social innovators
• Get 1-2-1 support from the Nybble Labs team
• Co-design solutions as part of a team
• Get access to potential funders and investors
• Pitch your amazing ideas

🏆 1st prize wins £1000 towards your idea
🏆 2nd prize wins £500 towards your idea

We need your help!

YouthUX is new – this is our first accelerator and we want to test it out with 30 social innovators and entrepreneurs.

🎯 We want to learn from you and get your feedback on how we can make it bigger and better.

🎯 Our goal is to have a global YouthUX accelerator and innovation fund up and running within the next twelve months. Your insights will be vital in how YouthUX becomes a global social innovation platform co-designed by young people for young people.

Who we are looking for

For this YouthUX pilot accelerator we’re looking for young change-makers aged between 18-30 living in Northern Ireland (although we also welcome participates globally) who may already have an idea, possibly a team or just someone passionate about protecting our planet and having a positive impact on where they live.

That’s it – So if you’re free between Friday 17th of June and Thursday 7th July, we’d love you to get involved.

⚠️ Format and dates (Summer 2022)

We will be running the YouthUX accelerator from 17th June (Launch Day) until Thursday 7th July (Pitch Day).

17th June (1-3pm)
27th June (3-6pm)
29th June (10am-1pm)
30th June (3-6pm)
5th July (3-6pm)
7th July (10am-3pm)

🚀 Weekly Mission Control and Ask Me Anything (AMA) sessions.
📌 Location: Ormeau Baths, Belfast and via video link

Register interest in cohort #2