Deadline extended to Challenge the Badgers Sett Enterprise Challenge
The deadline for entries for the Badgers Sett Enterprise Challenge is to be extended by a month to 1st November 2012
Young people from Hull and East Riding have now until 1 November to enter their enterprising idea, which can be based on anything from a new business venture to a community project. There are three age categories for youngsters to enter for primary schools entries who can win up to £500, secondary school entries who can win up to £750 and a section for 16-24 year olds who can win up to £1,500.
Young people from Hull and the East Riding are being encouraged to take part in an enterprise competition to stand a chance of winning a share of up to £5,000 to put towards their enterprising idea. Challenge the Badgers Sett is a Dragon’s Den style competition which was launched on 1st June this year. The competition is being run in partnership by Hull Youth Enterprise Partnership, the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank alongside Force-7, Ruth Badger consultancy and GH Events.
Independent panels will asses the applications and then draw up a shortlist for each category who will then come face-to-face with the ‘Badgers’, including Ruth Badger herself. The short listed young people will pitch their idea to the ‘Badgers’ during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012 in November and get the chance to double their initial winnings with the overall winner getting business advice from Ruth Badger herself.
Ruth Badger said:
“I am very passionate about enterprise and ensuring young people have the opportunity to engage in it! Out of all of the City’s UK wide, Hull are the best at engaging real entrepreneurs, successful business and partnering them with the young people of the city and that is why I have set up this competition with the Hull Youth Enterprise Partnership and the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank. I am pleased that demand in its third year is so great that we have had to extend the deadline by one month.”
“I want to encourage young people in Hull and the East Riding , an area that I have adopted for its commitment to its enterprising young people, who possibly are not at the stage where they feel can develop their idea on their own or need some extra confidence.
Blair Jacobs Chair Hull Youth Enterprise Partnership , added:
“Demand for support from potential entrants to this exciting competition has meant we have extended the deadline date by one month as there are some great ideas with just a little extra support could prove to be award winning enterprising ideas in the future
“The sort of things we as judges will be looking at is how entrants are going to best use the prize money. Perhaps they are going to employ someone or they are going to put something back into their local community working with other young people or in terms of the entries from primary and secondary schools in Hull and the East Riding the funding will develop such things as smoothie bars, gardens and cafes as well as play areas all of which make an invaluable contribution to a schools community.”