Unloc is a social enterprise working with schools and colleges develop entrepreneurship in young people and one of our partners. The organisation has for a second year joined forces with Verizon to launch a competition for young entrepreneurs across Europe – the Unloc Enterprise Challenge.
The Challenge invites budding entrepreneurs aged 16-25 in mainland European countries to submit their technology-led start-up business concept online. Ideas will be judged by a panel of Verizon senior leaders on the viability of the idea, sustainability and technological innovation and the winning entrepreneur will receive £10,000 of funding plus a mentorship package to help get their business off the ground. The competition formally opens for applications on 1st August 2019 and closes on 15th November 2019.
Portsmouth-based Unloc has been working since 2014 to help young people to develop their entrepreneurial skills by setting up and testing their own businesses, projects and ideas. Unloc partners with schools to help run workshops and programmes dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship to young people. Unloc has expanded-rapidly in recent years from a local business ran by two young-entrepreneurs into a national operation and now has partnerships with over 100 leading schools and colleges giving it a presence across the U.K and beyond.
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