The Badgers Sett Enterprise Challenge will take place again this year and has been officially launched in Hull. This is part of a partnership with former BBC Apprentice Ruth Badger, the Youth Enterprise Bank, Hull Training, HWS Hosting, GH Events, Force-7, Hull Youth Council and Durban Ltd. It is a competition open to young people aged 21 and under with an enterprising idea such as a new business, a co-operative, community enterprise project or an enterprising project in a school, youth club or college.
The age range and prize money is listed below.
- 11 and under – £500
- 11 – 16 year olds – £750
- 16 to 18 – £1000
- 19 – 21 year olds if in education and training – £1500
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. All the winners will have the opportunity to access business advice from Maureen Foers OBE, Yorkshire’s Women’s Enterprise Champion and colleagues from Hull’s major telecommunications company KC to further develop their enterprising idea. All entrants in the competition will also have the opportunity to access business advice from a number of Hull’s young entrepreneurs including winners of the badgers sett Enterprise Challenge in 2010.
The competition is supported by a website designed by one of Hull’s young entrepreneurs Richard Myers of HWS Hosting has been launched for more information and to download an application visit www.hullbadgers.co.uk