This session will feature the premier of the Youngtrepreneursdocu-series, which follows seven young business owners; Zoe Jackson, Luke Thomas, Elijah Oyefeso, Ollie Forsyth, AyishatAkanbi and Rob and Aidan. The docu-series follows them on their journey to entrepreneurship and starting their businesses. From a variety of backgrounds, they give an insight into their experiences and what has made them choose to start their own business. The session will also include a talk from one of the featured cast members.
The film highlights the challenges each of the youngtrepreneurs faced and the motivation behind their decision to set up their own business, as well as their high and low points, personal stories and how they have dealt with adversity and setbacks. For many who have not come from affluent backgrounds it also shows that there is no barrier to success. The session will also give the audience an insight on creating a perfect business picture for investors.
The Start-up challenge is a competition for budding entrepreneurs who have a business or enterprise idea. Ten applicants were chosen and attended a three-day bootcamp where they received mentorship and guidance from industry professionals. Five finalists were selected to trial run their business idea, after attending the bootcamp. The final five will give their final pitch to the panel and the winner of the competition will be announced in the afternoon session