Dragons Den star Peter Jones is urging young entrepreneurs in Belper to enter his new business challenge.
The multi-millionaire is holding his second ‘Edge Challenge’ which is open to past and present students of any further education or sixth form college who have taken, or are undertaking, a course of technical, practical or vocational education and have a bright and innovative business idea. They must be between 16 and 25.
There are prizes for individuals and a team challenge for groups of up to five people. The individual winner will receive £3,000 to develop their start-up, along with the support of a top mentor for six months. Second and third prizes of £1,250 and £750 will also be awarded. The top team will receive £5000. Mr Jones said: “Learning by doing is the best way to equip students for the workplace.”
To enter visit www.edge.co.uk/edgechallenge before September 26.