19. Bright Ideas Trust

A charity that helps the next generation of entrepreneurs

Founder: Tim Campbell
Website: www.brightideastrust.com

The first Apprentice winner launched the not-for-profit Bright Ideas Trust in 2007 with the intention of funding a whole generation of young entrepreneurs whose businesses have the potential to grow big. With initial donations from large corporate organisations, Tim hopes the trust will be self-sustaining. Funding will be given to young entrepreneurs in exchange for an equity stake in their companies. Those businesses that make it big will then go on to fund the next generation of start-ups by contributing a share of their profits to the Trust.

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