Youthquake Session


Emily Spurrell – Police and Crime Commissioner

Siobhan Gainer – Merseyside Violence Reduction Partners Director –

Dawn Payne – Aurora Agency

Dave Brown – Apposing

  • Tech & Innovation
  • Personal Purpose
  • Youth and Education

Youthquake is a unique training programme from The Good Business Festival for 16-24 year olds in the Liverpool City Region, delivered by The Learning Foundry and in partnership with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and the Regenda Group. It gives young people the opportunity to take action for the common good – learning, collaborating and working towards making their social enterprise ideas a reality.

Following the success of previous Youthquake programmes from The Good Business Festival and The Learning Foundry, we’re back for a third outing, this time with the Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership joining us as a sponsor to help ensure that all communities across the Liverpool City Region have the right to be free from violence to provide the best life chances for all. Our Youthquakers have researched local issues of youth violence and crime over the past 10 weeks, and will be pitching their business solutions head-to-head with our panel of business leaders and influencers once more as part of our Dragon’s Den event – with creative ideas to solve key issues in their local areas, and to be part of the global movement for good.

They will introduce the dragons to two business concepts – Tribe, a virtual life coach app for 11-17 year olds with routes to advice on bullying, support services, safe spaces, and routes away from violence, and Ignite U, a programme to work with young people to prevent violence and provide rehabilitation support to help previous offenders reintegrate.

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Two brilliant young women from the first Youthquake cohort joined us at our April pop-up event – Change Business for Good to talk to Garth Dallas about their experiences, what they’ve learned and how they see the future of good business. The session will be available to view on demand soon.


The Good Business Festival is passionately non-exclusive. It’s not about what you do or who you know. It’s not about agreeing on everything all of the time. It’s about everyone working towards a better world – no matter where you’re starting from.

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