Mosaic supporter Melody Hossaini of InspirEngage got down to serious business with budding entrepreneurs recently at the Enterprise Challenge Entrepreneurs’ Workshop.
Melody, a former contestant on BBC’s The Apprentice, took this year’s winning and second placed Enterprise Challenge finalists to a special Enterprise Workshop.
The workshop, held at the offices of KPMG in Canary Wharf, was part of a series of follow-up prizes to the Enterprise Challenge. The business-focussed workshop gave the students a taste of InspirEngage’s Skills Bootcamp. Students from winning school Skinners’ Academy in Hackney and runners-up Langley Academy in Slough took part in the session.
The students heard from Melody about her experience in setting up her company and were given an opportunity to develop their own knowledge and skills across a range of areas linked to setting up and running a social enterprise. During the first half of the session, the students were able to take part in confidence building, self-awareness and communications skills. The second half of the session involved the students developing further their business plans that they produced at the Enterprise Challenge Grand Final in London 2015.
On the workshops, Melody said: “Really enjoyed being a judge in the Mosaic Enterprise Challenge Finals and see the students’ business concepts. Following this and for the third year now, InspirEngage International has delivered our Skills Bootcamp for the finalist teams in bringing their concepts to life. We trained them to develop their skills and mindset to turn their concept into a real social enterprise. Great progress and so glad the students took a lot from it. Thank you also to KPMG for hosting.”