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Young Sheffield entrepreneurs could win big with business ideas

BUDDING business gurus can apply for up to £5,000 of funding for their entrepreneurial ideas.

They will also be given the chance to gain a mentor and win a £500 cash award with the programme, which launches at Sheffield Council’s LearnFest festival.

LearnFest is the fringe festival to the North England Education Conference giving families the chance to learn something new and show learning doesn’t just take place in the classroom.

Youngsters aged from 11 to 25 can take part in the ‘Entrepreneurs On Challenge’, launched at Sheffield Town Hall on Friday, January 18.

Successful businessman Adam Bradford started his career through Sheffield’s BiG Challenge six years ago, when he was 14, and is backing the project.

Winning £10,000 in prize money and a mentor in Reggae Reggae sauce founder Levi Roots propelled him into working with charity Live UnLtd to help young social enterprise.

Young people, parents, and school groups can sign up for the launch and present ideas at www.sheffield.gov.uk/learnfest

 

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