Course type: Workshop
Course code: N/A
Course title: Global Entrepreneurship Week - Dragon's Den Challenge
Who is this course for? Young People
Recommended age: 11-16
Location: London (Venue TBC)
Next intake date: TBC
Are you a young person aged between 11-16? Are you interested in being an entrepreneur, running a business or working in the corporate field? Do you live in an inner or outer London borough? Then the Dragon’s Den Challenge 2018 is for you!
Entrepreneurs are innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. It is with this in mind, that we encourage young people to embrace entrepreneurship as it can assist in practical skills such as being creative, negotiating, communicating well and critical thinking.
Why is this so important?
Barclays Business Banking ran a poll and results showed that 42% of UK school children wanted to start their own businesses. These are very promising results because entrepreneurship is not only essential to the growth of an economy, it is about job creation, elevating the standard of living through innovation as well as being a viable and lucrative career path for young people.
In order to give young people a taste of what it takes to be an entrepreneur, we are hosting a Dragon’s Den Challenge based on the world-famous TV show. This will involve them coming up with a business idea in a specific amount of time and pitching it to a judging panel. This will provide them with hands-on experience in entrepreneurship while teaching them simple business principles, teamwork, presentation skills, and effective time management.
What will this day involve?
The programme for the day will include:
- Introduction to entrepreneurial skills
- A workshop on how to develop and validate a business idea
- A masterclass on pitching and presentation skills
- Coming up with a business idea or product
- Creating a pitch or presentation
- Pitching the idea or product to a judging panel
The judging panel will include business people and entrepreneurs that are well-established in their respective fields. There are also great prizes up for grabs to winning teams, and lunch will be provided.
Lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.
Please note that there will be video recordings and photography at this event.
There are a limited amount of tickets available for this event.
This FREE workshop is sponsored by our partners and includes lunch and all learning resources. Please note that there is a £5.00 deposit which will be refunded to all attendees. If this deposit is cost-prohibitive, please contact us to apply for a fee waiver.
You may request to cancel your ticket for a full refund. Requests for cancellations must be made at least 72 hours before a scheduled event. All cancellations must be made directly through Eventbrite.
GT Scholars is a not-for-profit social enterprise and registered charity that helps young people from a range of backgrounds get better grades at school and get into top universities and competitive careers. If you’d like to know more about GT Scholars and future events, workshops and opportunities, please visit the website and subscribe to our newsletter here: www.gtscholars.org/subscribe
To access our list of top 40 FREE learning resources for young people aged 11-18, visit: www.gtscholars.org/kids-learning-hour
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