On Tuesday 14th February, Young Start-up Talent (YST), an initiative aimed at young entrepreneurs aged between 16 - 25 years old, and Unloc Enterprise Academy, a programme to enable schools and colleges to inspire, motivate and develop the enterprising mindsets of their young people, announced a new strategic partnership. The companies will collaborate in an attempt to inspire a larger audience of young and budding entrepreneurs who need support and guidance to kick-start their own business. Through a number of business workshops provided by Unloc Enterprise Academy and the opportunity for one lucky entrepreneur to win a prize fund of business products and services worth £50,000 from YST, the companies aim to use the partnership to give young entrepreneurs throughout Hampshire all the tools they need to make it in the business world.
“Young Start-up Talent are really excited to begin this new partnership with the team at Unloc Enterprise Academy”, commented Lorraine Nugent, MD and Co-Founder of Young Start-up Talent. “This partnership will enable YST to reach a wider audience of young entrepreneurs across Hampshire, whilst working together with Unloc to inspire and encourage them to begin their own business. Sometimes the young entrepreneurs just need the help, advice and confidence to get their business off the ground, and we truly believe this partnership will provide them with all these things!”
Known throughout Hampshire's network of schools and colleges, Unloc Enterprise Academy delivers both short enterprise courses spanning over 12 weeks, as well as specific enterprise days, allowing the young students to develop their business skills.
Hayden Taylor, MD of Unloc, stated; “We’re very excited to be working collaboratively with another organisation that supports young entrepreneurs. This partnership will ensure young people get access to the best opportunities possible.”
Over the course of the next few months, both companies are looking forward to seeing how the new partnership develops and how they can encourage as many young entrepreneurs to follow their dreams of starting their own business.
The Unloc Enterprise Academy is a programme to enable schools and colleges to inspire, motivate and develop the enterprising mindsets of their young people. They passionately believe in enabling young people to develop their own skills through setting up and testing their own mini-businesses. Personal development is at the heart of everything Unloc does and this programme embodies that ethos. To find out more, please visit: www.enterpriseacademy.co.uk
Initially launched in Gatwick in 2010, Young Start-up Talent now spans across most of the South of England, including London. The initiative, aimed at 16 - 25 year olds, aims to inspire young entrepreneurs to kick-start their business. With a prize fund of business products and services worth £50,000 given to one lucky winner in each region, YST provides the winner with all the tools they need to make their business a success. Applications are now open for Hampshire, and will close on Sunday 7th May 2017. Enter now at: www.youngstartuptalent.co.uk/enter