Could you be the next Richard Branson?

Are you sitting on the next big business idea that could change the world? Or simply one that could change your future? Then what are you waiting for? Young Start-up Talent is looking for young entrepreneurs aged between 16-25 years old with a passion for business and the drive to run their own company, whatever that may be. You could win a prize fund worth up to £50,000 of business products and services donated by both local and national businesses, giving you everything you need to kick-start your business.

Whether you want to apply as an individual, or part of a group up to five people, we want to hear from you! The closing date for applications is Sunday 18th December, 2016. All successful candidates will then be contacted via email, inviting them to participate in the project. To enter now, please go to

But remember, it’s not just about the prize fund. Once accepted onto the process, our candidates have the opportunity to meet a huge range of business individuals, including professionals from NatWest, Richard Place Dobson, Thales, Gatwick Airport, Avensys and many, many more. Along with our very own Marketing agency, Creative Pod, and PR agency, Media Word Waves, you will be able to build up your network to promote your business idea to the local and national community.

You may like to check out our short video of the process

With Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) approaching, now is the perfect time to take your future into your own hands. From Monday 14th – Sunday 20th November, we will be hosting a number of events across Sussex, including a workshop at Sussex University and at many of the local sixth forms and colleges within the area including both Central Sussex College campuses. We hope to see as many budding young entrepreneurs with a flair for business!

Last years winners of the Gatwick Diamond region, JubyLee Bakes – a group of six inspirational young entrepreneurs with the tag line ‘special bakes made by special people’ – have recently obtained kitchens in Horsham, started selling their cakes to a very well-known airline and hotel chain aswell as speaking and exhibiting at various trade fairs and business events. They enjoyed the guidance, encourage and support that the Young Start-up Talent initiative has provided them with. Simon Tomlinson, one of the JubyLee Bakes team, commented, “the judges, sponsors and YST team have all been extremely helpful, it was such an exciting process”.

So, what have you got to lose? Apply now at or contact us to find out more information on: We look forward to hearing from you!