Launch of Badgers Sett Enterprise Challenge
Young entrepreneurs in Hull and the East Riding are being invited to take part in an exciting challenge which is taking place for the fifth year.
The Badgers Sett Enterprise Challenge supported by Hull City Council and Ruth Badger is open to young people aged 24 or under, and has three age ranges – Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Post 16 – individuals or groups may apply.
Candidates must be living in Hull or the East Riding and have an enterprising idea such as a new business idea, a co-operative, a community enterprise project or an enterprising school or college project. The deadline for entries is 1st October 2014. The winners of each section will get the opportunity to pitch at Global Entrepreneurship Week to double their winnings against a panel chaired by Ruth Badger.
Prize money for the winners of each section is as follows:
Primary School section up to £500
Secondary School section up to £750
Post 16 – Business idea for 16 – 24 year olds up to £1,200
Harry Hopkins Malet Lambert School winner Badgers Sett Enterprise Challenge 2013, said:
“I was really pleased to win the Badgers Sett Enterprise Challenge 2013 with my idea of a card game linked to City of Culture 2017 it has encouraged me to take my idea further and I now have a website that I coded my self with the support of Kit Hargreaves of Apple Pear.
“I have since held meetings will people interested in my idea and have spoken at the Yorkshire Youth Enterprise Summit as well as attending No 10 Downing Street to meet Lord Young the Governments Enterprise Champion and am speaking at an event with Ruth Badger and Diana Johnson MP in November.
“There is no doubt without the support of Ruth, I would not have got as far as I have with my business idea.”
Councillor Martin Mancey, Portfolio Holder for Energy City, said:
“As a Council we have a real commitment to developing an enterprise culture amongst our young people with the Hull Youth Enterprise a Partnership so they in turn can benefit from future opportunities in our great City.
“I am pleased that once again Ruth has committed to support this enterprise challenge and we look forward to it producing great potential young entrepreneurs like Harry did last year.”
Ruth Badger, added:
“I am very passionate about enterprise and ensuring young people have the opportunity to engage in it! Out of all cities and towns in the UK that I work with, I believe that Hull are the best at engaging real entrepreneurs and successful businesses in partnering up with future young entrepreneurs and that is why I set up this competition in your area with the Hull City Council five years ago.
“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 with financial resource and mentoring.”