Calling all creatives and entrepreneurs! Fancy £1000 towards your positive business or project idea? Well thanks to new social enterprise AspiNect, your ideas can soon become a reality.
Many of us have been there. We have a good idea – in fact a brilliant idea, but we struggle to find the funds to execute it. For many young people, the crowdfunding scene can seem, well, “overcrowded” and other funding organisations are becoming increasingly selective on where they place their money.
AspiNect – which started as an idea in a bedroom in London – was co founded by Emmanuel Ofosu-Appiah and Pierre Adenegha-Howell. The organisation aims to create equal opportunities for ambitious young people who don’t have the relevant resources readily available to them. Emmanuel and Pierre both have a hunger for change and believe that there is a wealth of talent in the country that is yet to be discovered.
Through the AspiNect Futures competition, AspiNect want to invest in young people between the ages of 17-25 who have projects or organisations that will bring positive change both locally and globally and impact others in the process.
Co founder of AspiNect, Emmanuel Ofosu-Appiah tells Out The Box: “Our goal is to inspire people and help them pursue their dream projects. AspiNect aims to be the go to platform for young people who want to kick-start their entrepreneurial projects. It will give ambitious young people the chance to create, develop and execute project ideas. Our competition aims to bring a whole new look to society and we aim to show how much ideas can affect communities and the entire world. This is a great opportunity that we didn't have, and we are encouraging everyone to check it out and get involved."
So how do you sign up for this amazing opportunity? All you have to do is submit a 1-3 minute PowerPoint presentation or video/animation here explaining how the prize fund will help your big idea to bring some form of social change.
On Monday 24 October, 8pm, the ten best projects will be announced and in late November, candidates will be required to pitch their idea to Head of Global Citizenship for KPMG, Lord Michael Hastings and other high profile business figures in front of an audience. The best two standout projects will be awarded a £1000 prize fund .
And there’s no need to fear that you will be left in the deep end after your big win. AspiNect will be offering you one to one mentoring and guidance from established business people and public speakers as well as providing you with information on upcoming business events to help you broaden your knowledge
So, what are you waiting for? Enter now!
- Deadline for submissions is 30 September, 8pm
For more information about AspiNect visit: www.aspinect.com