Twenty-five Mosaic students from five London schools had an opportunity to meet Secretaries of State Vince Cable and Eric Pickles and senior business representatives at a special event held at the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) offices in London as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.
The event which was organised by Mosaic in association with BIS and the Apax Foundation gave young people an opportunity to also meet and hear from senior business leaders including Peter Englander, Chief Executive of Apax Foundation; Business Innovation and Skills Permanent Secretary Martin Donnelly; Andrew Fiddaman, Managing Director of Youth Business International and Natasha Faith, CEO of La Diosa
Attendees had an opportunity to discuss their business ideas with the experts and to demonstrate the online game that forms that supports the Enterprise Challenge.
Addressing the young people Secretary of State Vince Cable said: “The Business Enterprise Challenge provides young people with a great platform on which to launch their career, giving them first-hand experience of working alongside leading business experts. The Government is working alongside businesses to create a range of opportunities for young people to develop their skills and is currently recruiting local enterprise champions to go into schools to provide enterprise experiences for budding entrepreneurs.
Mosaic Director Jonathan Freeman said: “Mosaic is delighted to support Global Entrepreneurship Week. The Challenge recognises that providing young people with the skills and confidence to set up their own business provides an excellent way in which to boost their chances of success later in life. We are delighted that Challenge has attracted the fulsome support of the Government this year to enable us to support so many young people.”
Mosaic would like to thank everyone who took part in this event and those who supported it as mentioned above and the Twenty Ten Club who supported the young people on the day.
Find out more about Mosaic’s Enterprise Challenge
Global Entrepreneurship Week which runs from 14 – 20 November 2011 is a worldwide entrepreneurial movement which aims to create a national conversation to kick-start the businesses of tomorrow.