‘Change Makers’ competition opens to public vote
Nominations released for MADE festival’s young entrepreneur category
The MADE Entrepreneur Festival announced today that voting has opened for its ‘Change Makers’ competition, which aims to recognise the achievements of entrepreneurial “rising stars” under 30. The winner will be chosen from a shortlist of 26 entrepreneurs chosen by a selection of industry leaders across a variety of sectors, including Dragon’s Den star Peter Jones CBE, Betfair co-founder Ed Wray and MOBO founder Kanya King. The nominees include Songkick founder Ian Hogarth, Funding Circle co-founder Samir Desai and Rajeeb Dey, founder of Enternships. Voting is open to the public on the MADE website and will close on 17 September, with the winner to be announced at the MADE Festival in Sheffield on Thursday 20 September. Andrew Haigh, executive director of client propositions at Coutts, which sponsors the award, commented: “We have seen a number of young entrepreneurs shine over recent years while serving as an inspiration to young people as they consider the opportunities that await them, so we really understand the importance of role models.
“The Change Makers is an opportunity for the rising stars of the entrepreneurial world to be recognised, to be encouraged in their ambition for business growth and to demonstrate that setting up a business is a valid career option.” To vote visit http://www.madefestival.com/the-change-makers