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Green Business Challenge - a chance for young entrepreneurs to make their pitch at Green Light

Green Light festival has launched a challenge to aspiring entrepreneurs to come forward with low carbon or environmentally friendly business ideas.

The Green Business Challenge invites young people aged 18-30 to develop new business ideas that can be pitched before a panel of Green Dragons at this year’s festival.

The Prince’s Trust, Leicester College and Groundwork Leicester & Leicestershire are behind the scheme which will see the top three ideas win a prize and the person behind the idea get a year’s free business advice form The Prince’s Trust.

The Green Dragons will include local business woman, Ruth Singer, Prince’s Trust programme manager, Jonathon Dawson and Leicester College’s Head of Sustainability, Roy Morgan Wood.

Leicester needs new businesses to create jobs but at the same time we need to lower our carbon emissions” says Chris Shaw, Assistant Director at Groundwork Leicester. “If we are to achieve our targets for CO2 reductions and build a strong economy, it is critical to stimulate young people to develop new ideas that tackle both objectives” he added.


Applicants to the scheme have until the 30th March to develop their ideas and at the festival they will receive marketing and business advice before going in front of the Green Dragons to pitch for the prizes.

To enter the competition, download the application form below or see the flyer for more info.

Green Business Challenge Application Form 

Green Business Challenge Flye

For further information, email: chris.shaw@groundwork.org.uk

Application forms are also available from The Prince’s Trust at 6 Conduit Street, Leicester or at Leicester College’s Abbey Park Campus.

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