Young Entrepreneurs competition at Deutsche Bank
40 students battle for five awards in the Young Entrepreneurs competition at Deutsche Bank
Teams of budding entrepreneurs showcased their talents at the Young Entrepreneurs competition held at Deutsche Bank’s London headquarters yesterday. The event, supported by the Bank’s youth engagement programme, Born to Be, saw five teams trading their wares and pitching to a panel of judges.
The judges, including two senior Deutsche Bank employees, visited the stalls throughout the afternoon, talking to the teams, listening to their pitches and sampling the goods on display. The panel were hugely impressed with the business acumen demonstrated by the young traders and, after much deliberation, were thrilled to announce the winners of the following awards:
‘Young Entrepreneurs Company of The Year’ was presented to Queen’s Park School for their company Local Harvest
‘The Green Award’ was presented to Greig City AcademySchool for their company Simply Gifts
‘Innovative Award’ was presented to Islamia Girls School for their company Arabian Lights
‘Marketing Award’ was presented to Bishopshalt School for their company Minus
‘Special Recognition Award’ was presented to Newham Catholic College for their company Eagle Events
The Young Entrepreneurs programme has been developed to widen participation in Young Enterprise’s flagship Company Programme, where young people set up and run their own business. Created in partnership with Deutsche Bank in 2008, Young Entrepreneurs enables students at inner city state schools serving deprived communities to develop skills to succeed in the workplace, improving their attendance and attainment, and encouraging them to have ambitions for the future. The programme, aimed at 14–19 year olds at risk of underachieving in education, sees groups of students form and run small companies to make and sell a product or service of their choice.