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Start up school for Seniors

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What you'll learn

Would you like to be your own boss? Are you over 50? Join our next cohort and we’ll help you to get your business off the ground.

Entry requirements

50+ Hackney resident

This online course is taught using Microsoft Teams

What does this mean for me?

Our courses are normally taught in person. To keep people safe during the coronavirus pandemic, we're doing all our teaching online instead.

You'll need a computer or smartphone with a good internet connection.

Your tutor will send you detailed instructions before lessons start.

New to video calls? See our guide

Apply for this course

Startup School for Seniors is a not for profit organisation who deliver a tried and tested course suitable for anyone over 50 who wants to start a business.

What happens on the course? Running for 8 weeks three times per year, the nuts and bolts of running a business are taught through video, with a weekly theme and around two to three hours of content.

You can watch the videos when you like to fit around your routine. There is also a live one-hour Zoom call catch up with Suzanne and Mark, early one weekday evening where you can meet your fellow members. In addition, there’s a private Facebook group for mutual support, organised by Suzanne & Mark.

What’s the next step? Go to to register. Get in touch to find out more. We look forward to seeing you soon

Do you need employment support?

If you need some employment guidance, you can sign up to talk with a personal employment advisor.

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