Weaver Vale Housing Trust (WVHT) have decided to put together a Dragons Den style competition ‘Young Star ship Enterprise Challenge’ to local schools in the area to try and encourage forward thinking and entrepreneurialism.
WVHT are ready to start to confirm a panel of Judges to join the “Dragon” style panel to assess the pitches each of the school teams put forward. In addition to these Judges, Weaver Vale Housing Trust (WVHT) is looking for business mentors to work with a team up to the pitch during school time.
WVHT have developed an application form for potential judges and business mentors to complete and return to as soon as possible, these will then go through a selection process so WVHT can have a cross section of judges on the panel. WVHT are in need of business mentors to work with the teams in schools. Each team will be assigned a mentor to one team and they will support them through to the pitch and help to prepare them for the judges.
There are currently 10 teams registered from Tarporley High School, St Nicholas Catholic High School, University of Chester Academy Northwich, Winsford Academy and The Russett School.
As this is the first year for this project WVHT are keen to encourage as many business leaders as possible to become involved to make it a success and, be the first of many more years to come for the project. It is important to WVHT to include as many people, skills and knowledge to help give the young entrepreneurs a good experience and give the business leaders a positive experience too!
So if you fancy being a part of the ‘Young Star ship Enterprise Challenge’ please download the forms:
Introduction to Young Starship Enterprise Challenge Project
Business Dragon/Business Mentor Application