Can you mentor students aged 11-16 years old to increase their confidence, raise their aspirations and inspire them? Approximate commitment is 1 hour per week, for 6 weeks (not including travel time and advance preparation).
The Mosaic Enterprise Challenge is a fully-funded competition designed to increase young people’s understanding of business concepts and how they can apply them. Interaction with mentors helps build the students’ confidence, employability and self-efficacy.
The Enterprise Challenge is an annual, national competition during which secondary school students aged 11-16 learn about establishing and running a business through a business simulation game. The five best performing teams in each region compete to receive a coveted place in the prestigious National Final, pitching their developed business concepts to an expert panel of judges.
The competition is unique in that students benefit from being mentored by experienced business professionals who pass on their knowledge and skills about various aspects of business.
In the history of the competition, winning teams have enjoyed private trips on the London Eye, tea at Harrods, tea with the Prime Minister’s wife at 10 Downing Street, a trip to ITV News to meet Natasha Kaplinksy, a unique tour of Clarence House and a tour of HM Treasury.
The Runners Up receive £2,000 in prize money for their school, while the third placed team are awarded £1,000. All finalists receive goodie bags and all students receive certificates.
The winning team will also be supported by Mosaic to develop and launch their business idea, with prize money of £500 and the winning school receiving an additional £2,000.
Enterprise Challenge Grand Finals 2017
The winning teams from each region all competed at the Mosaic Grand Finals, held on the 17th May at the offices of Hogan Lovells LLP in London. This was a fantastic day in which the finalist teams presented their pitches to a panel of expert judges. The final was compered by BBC broadcaster Sonali Shah and featured a keynote speech by entrepreneur, chef and musician Levi Roots who was made famous after his appearance on Dragons’ Den.
At the end of the day Team YouTe@ch from Skinners’ Academy, London were chosen as winners. Their business idea for a video sharing platform for exclusive use in schools impressed the judges and audience alike.
Enterprise Challenge 2016-17 National Finals League Table
|Position||Team Name||School Name||Region|
|2||Low Cost Compost||Hodge Hill College||West Midlands|
|3||ElectroFit||Dixon Kings Academy||Yorkshire|
|4||Health Wise||Ladybridge High School||North West|
|5||Girl Up||Gordons School||South East|
|7||Next Generation||Harborne Academy||West Midlands|
|8||Re-Purp-IT||Eden Girls School London||London|
|9||SEGS Team3||Gordons School||South East|
|10||WMHA Team8||Harborne Academy||West Midlands|
|11||Potestamen||Kings Heath Boys||West Midlands|
|12||Spectre||St Paul's Way Trust School||London|
|13||LEGS Team18||Eden Girls School London||London|
|14||Digital Fire||Corpus Christi||Yorkshire|
|15||WMKHB Team5||Kings Heath Boys||West Midlands|
|16||JQ3D||Perry Beeches IV||West Midlands|
|17||HAK||Eden Girls School Slough||South East|
|18||YDKA Team5||Dixons King Academy||Yorkshire|
|19||ABC2 Altrincham Grammar School for||Girls||North West|
|20||YCC Team2||Corpus Christi||Yorkshire|
|21||WMKHB Team6||Kings Heath Boys||West Midlands|
|22||YCC Team3||Corpus Christi||Yorkshire|
|23||WMHA Team1||Harborne Academy||West Midlands|
|24||Screen Dolor||Rivers Academy||South East|
|25||151||Calderstone High School||North West|
|26||Better Solutions Shawlands||Shawlands Academy||Scotland|
|27||LSKA Team2||Skinners Academy||London|
|28||Recycle Maniacs||Villiers High School||South East|
|29||Pudding back to the community||London Enterprise Academy||London|
|30||YCC Team5||Corpus Christi||Yorkshire|
|31||LEGS Team20||Eden Girls School London||London|
|32||SEGS Team4||Gordons School||South East|
|33||Culture Club||Parrswood High School||North West|
|34||YCC Team6||Corpus Christi||Yorkshire|
|35||LCCC||Leeds City Academy||Yorkshire|
|36||The conquistadors||Mount St Mary's Catholic High School||Yorkshire|
|38||Wood if you could||Grace Academy Solihull||West Midlands|
|39||WMHA Team6||Harborne Academy||West Midlands|
|40||SEVHS Team3||Villiers High School||South East|
|41||WMGAC Team5||Grace Academy Coventry||West Midlands|
|42||YDYCA Team10||David Young Community Academy||Yorkshire|
|43||WMEBS Team6||Eden Boys School||West Midlands|
|44||WMWS Team2||Wednesfield School||West Midlands|
|45||WMWS Team1||Wednesfield School||West Midlands|
|46||NWCHS Team9||Calderstone High School||North West|
|47||WMKHB Team11||Kings Heath Boys||West Midlands|
|48||YCC Team9||Corpus Christi||Yorkshire|
|49||SEGS Team5||Gordons School||South East|
|50||WMHHC Team3||Hodge Hill College||West Midlands|
|51||Armadillo||Royton & Crompton High School||North West|
|52||YPLLT Team5||Park Lane Learning Trust||Yorkshire|
|53||NWHC Team14||Hathershaw College||North West|
|54||WMKHB Team8||Kings Heath Boys||West Midlands|
|56||NWCHS Team7||Calderstone High School||North West|
|57||NWLHS Team2||Ladybridge High School||North West|
|58||NWSA Team3||Stockport Academy||North West|
|59||NWHC Team4||Hathershaw College||North West|
|60||SESS Team1||Swakeleys School||South East|
|61||YLCA Team6||Leeds City Academy||Yorkshire|
|62||NWWCHS Team5||West Craven High School||North West|
|63||LSMA Team5||St Matthews Academy||London|
|64||LSKA Team5||Skinners Academy||London|
|65||YDKA Team1||Dixons King Academy||Yorkshire|
|66||NWWCHS Team2||West Craven High School||North West|
|67||NWMIHSG Team1||Mcr Islamic High School for Girls||North West|
|68||LLEA Team9||London Enterprise Academy||London|
|69||YSH Team2||Swallow Hill||Yorkshire|
|70||WMHA Team7||Harborne Academy||West Midlands|
|71||NWRCHS Team4||Royton & Crompton High School||North West|
|72||YOAI Team6||Oasis Academy Immingham||Yorkshire|
|73||WMGAC Team8||Grace Academy Coventry||West Midlands|
|74||NWWCHS Team4||West Craven High School||North West|
|75||YOAI Team3||Oasis Academy Immingham||Yorkshire|
|76||WMPBFTFS Team31||Perry Beeches IV||West Midlands|
|77||NWPHS Team16||Parrswood High School||North West|
|78||YCC Team4||Leeds City Academy||Yorkshire|
|79||LEGS Team1||Eden Girls School London||London|
|80||NWAGSG team15||Altrincham Grammar School for Girls||North West|
|81||WMPBFTFS Team20||Perry Beeches IV||West Midlands|
|82||SERI Team1||Rivers Academy||South East|
|83||YAH Team3||Allerton High||Yorkshire|
|84||YCC Team10||Corpus Christi||Yorkshire|
|85||SESS Team3||Swakeleys School||South East|
|86||SERI Team5||Rivers Academy||South East|
|87||YTSLA Team7||The South Leeds Academy||Yorkshire|
|88||LCA team2||Crest Academy||London|
|89||YTRGA Team3||The Ruth Gorse Academy||Yorkshire|
|90||NWRCHS Team1||Royton & Crompton High School||North West|
|91||YPLLT Team9||Park Lane Learning Trust||Yorkshire|
|92||YAH Team12||Allerton High||Yorkshire|
|93||YPLLT Team6||Park Lane Learning Trust||Yorkshire|
|94||NWBIS Team5||Broadgreen International School||North West|
|95||SEGS Team1||Gordons School||South East|
|96||NWCHS Team1||Calderstone High School||North West|
|97||YPLLT Team7||Park Lane Learning Trust||Yorkshire|
|98||YCMS Team6||Carr Manor School||Yorkshire|
|99||LLIS Team8||Little Ilford School||London|
|100||WMSTACS Team3||St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School||West Midlands|
Enterprise Challenge Regional Finals 2016-17
The 2016-17 Enterprise Challenge was bigger and better than ever, with over 105 schools across the country taking part. The top 5 performing teams in each region competed at the Regional Finals, which took place at the end of March.
The 2017 winning teams from each region are:
- Mosaic South East Regional Winners – Gordon’s School
- Mosaic Scotland Regional Winners – Holyrood Secondary School
- Mosaic London Regional Winners – Skinners’ Academy
- Mosaic North West Regional Winners – Ladybridge High School
- Mosaic Yorkshire Regional Winners – Dixons Kings Academy
- Mosaic West Midlands Regional Winners – Hodge Hill College
Enterprise Challenge 2015-16
The 2016 competition was won by ‘Team S-Mart’ from Eden Girls School in Waltham Forest, London, who pitched their way to business glory at the offices of Hogan Lovells LLP in London.
The event featured keynote speeches by entrepreneur and former star of the BBC’s Dragons’ Den, James Caan CBE, and Solomon Ian-Sangala, who at the age of 18 has been voted as one of City AM’s 100 most influential entrepreneurs in the UK. The final was compered by Charlene White from ITN.
Over 4,000 pupils from over 100 secondary schools across the country participated in the competition before the final five were shortlisted to compete in the Grand Final. Over 400 volunteer business mentors from organisations including Marks & Spencer, HSBC, Jaguar Land Rover, PwC and Ernst & Young were allocated to the teams.
The founding headline partner of the Enterprise Challenge competition is the Apax Foundation, the charitable arm of Apax Partners. Funding the competition since its inception in 2008/09, their continued support has been a significant factor in the competition’s growth and popularity today.
Since 2014, Qatar Charity UK has provided match funding support, enabling Mosaic to extend the reach and scope of the Enterprise Challenge.
We are grateful for a range of support from organisations supporting the core Mosaic team, particularly:
- TOTEM Learning, the provider of the business simulation game. Totem are a provider of learning solutions, including “serious games” for organisational learning and development.
- Business in the Community, particularly the Business Class team which provides a strategic framework that enables businesses to form meaningful, sustainable relationships with schools
- Hogan Lovells LLP, a global legal practice which, as a long-time supporter of Mosaic, has hosted the National Grand Finals each year, as well as providing judges to the judging panel
- Learning to Work, our delivery partners in our South East region
Mosaic Enterprise Challenge 2016-17 – Overview for mentors
Mosaic Enterprise Challenge 2016-17 – Overview for schools
Mosaic Enterprise Challenge 2016-17 – Overview for corporate partners
Mosaic Enterprise Challenge Mentoring Resource Pack
Mosaic Enterprise Challenge 2015 National League Table