TalkTalk and Founders Forum on hunt to find 10 young tech leaders of the future

Chance for budding entrepreneurs aged 14-25 to win £10,000 as part of Sir Charles Dunstone and Brent Hoberman-backed initiative

Young technology entrepreneurs aged 14 to 25 years-old are being offered the opportunity to win £10,000 to turn a business idea into a reality in a new competition launched by TalkTalk and Founders Forum.

Said to be the “ultimate business pitch opportunity”, the F Factor initiative will choose 10 finalists to present their ideas to a panel of leading business owners and investors including LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman, Skype’s Niklas Zennstrom,’s Baroness Martha Lane Fox and Uber’s Garrett Camp.

Open to all young people whether in work, school or university, applicants need to submit an original idea for a tech business in 140 characters or less plus a short video about themselves.

Finalists will pitch the idea at London’s Founders Forum on June 18 where TalkTalk’s Sir Charles Dunstone and venture capitalist (VC) Brent Hoberman will be among the audience.

Hoberman commented: “We’re helping young people get in front of inspirational investors and world-class technology entrepreneurs. Whoever you are, and wherever you are in the UK, we want to hear from you!”

Applications for the F Factor close midnight May 5, click here to apply.

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