Edith Bowman on hunt to find 500 aspiring British retail entrepreneurs
DJ has backed Supa Academy event to give budding young business owners chance to receive mentoring from Facebook and Pepsi
Former radio 1 DJ Edith Bowman has joined social enterprise Supa Academy in its search to find 500 young British retail entrepreneurs.
An initiative created by 19 year-old Bejay Mulenga and Liam Toothill in partnership with Barclays LifeSkills, Supa Academy aims to help aspiring young business owners develop the skills to take their first steps into enterprise.
The three day live event is open to 18-24 year olds, who will have the chance to be mentored by experts from River Island, Facebook and Pepsi Max and receive advice on earning revenue and launching a supermarket or e-commerce channel.
Bowman will host the live Supa Academy Hack 2015 at London’s Old Truman Brewery from 24-26 July.
She commented: “What Toothill and Mulenga have created with Supa Academy is really special. It’s pretty incredible to see them working so hard to inspire the UK’s next generation of entrepreneurs, and I’m very excited to be an ambassador.
Mulenga added: “We’ve already had a huge amount of interest in the event, as it will be the first of it’s kind, so we’re looking forward to ambitious young people coming forward to take part.
“It’s going to be pretty mind-blowing to see the outcome of 500 young people, working together under one roof – with the right support, guidance and business tools. I’m confident they’re going to create something great.”
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Budding young entrepreneurs can register for Supa Academy at http://supa-academy.com/the-event/