After a fortnight of fiercely fought business pitches, the Grand Finalists of the Mosaic Enterprise Challenge have been decided. Five teams of secondary school students each representing a key region of the UK will aim to be crowned national champion at the Grand Finals, taking place on Thursday 23 April at Hogan Lovells LLP in London.
The event will include high profile TV personalities and entrepreneurs including broadcaster Natasha Kaplinsky, Claude Littner from The Apprentice and Lord Rumi Verjee CBE.
Mosaic is also delighted that the judging panel boasts a diverse and inspirational list of successful business gurus and entrepreneurs including: David Hudd – Partner and Deputy CEO Hogan Lovells LLP; Mohamed Amersi – CEO of Emergent Technology Ventures; Heather Baker – President of the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation UK Chapter; Melody Hossaini – Founder and CEO of InspirEngage International; Meekhal Hashmi – General Counsel EMEA at Neuberger Berman; Perween Warsi CBE – Founder and CEO of S&A Foods; and Andy Bagnall – Director of Campaigns at the CBI.
This year’s Enterprise Challenge saw over 3,500 pupils from 105 different schools taking part.
Jonathan Freeman, Managing Director at Mosaic, said: “On behalf of the whole Mosaic team, we would offer a massive congratulations to all the teams who have come this far, it is a fantastic achievement that they have beaten over 5,000 other students to get to the Grand Finals. It also looks like it will be the most competitive yet, so good luck to our acclaimed panel of judges!”
The five school finalists are:
Yorkshire: Spen Valley High School
North West: Ladybridge High School
West Midlands: Harborne Academy
London: Skinners’ Academy
South East: Langley Academy
Read about each of the schools representing their region and their winning business concept that helped them to reach the Grand Final:
- Yorkshire – Spen Valley High School
- North West – Ladybridge High School
- West Midlands – Harborne Academy
- South East – Langley Academy
- London – Skinners’ Academy
You can show your support and follow the Apax-Mosaic Enterprise Challenge on Twitter via @mosaicnetwork and #EC2015.