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TestTown offers innovative young people the chance to test out great business ideas for real, in town centres all around the UK.

From Thurs 25th to Sat 27th Feb our TestTown 2015 finalists will be competing in the TestTown Grand Final -Glasgow Saltmarket.  From circus acrobatics to luxury chocolate, beautiful textiles to hip-hop – there will be something for everyone.  Come and join us!

 

Welcome to Testtown

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TestTown is your chance to make your mark How would you like to win £10,000 for a good idea? TestTown is your chance to make your mark How would you like to win £10,000 for a good idea? TestTown is your chance to make your mark

TestTown, a concept devised and supported by the Carnegie UK Trust, encourages new entrepreneurs to create innovative new businesses to help bring energy back to flagging town centres and city districts. TestTown provides participants with bespoke business training, development funding and a low-risk, free trading environment from which to test out an idea.

TestTown 2013 was a nationwide competition which culminated in a pop-up retail festival in Dunfermline, Scotland.

TestTown 2014 worked in partnership with a range of towns to run a series of local TestTown events followed by a Grand Final in Cambridge.

TestTown 2015 launched in July with a different slant looking to support start-ups in ways which were appropriate and effective to the regeneration of their own place/community. Between July and December 2015, the TestTown competition has seen 10 towns from across the UK host an enterprise challenge in town centre spaces, with each challenge tailored to local economic needs. Challenges have included a pop-up youth enterprise market in Bridgend, Wales, green enterprise training and mentoring in Walthamstow, London and a master crafts training session for unemployed 18-30 year olds in Enniscorthy, Ireland.