Students urged to enter new competition

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STUDENTS are being called on in a national competition to find the brightest young entrepreneurs.

The search has begun as the second year of the Edge Challenge was launched.

It is open to students of any further education or sixth form college who have taken a course of technical, practical or vocational education and have a bright and innovative business idea. They must be between the ages of 16 and 25.

There are prizes available for individual entrants and also, new for this year, is a team challenge for groups of up to five people.

The individual winner will receive £3,000 to develop their start-up, along with the support of a mentor for six months.

The top team will receive £5,000 to help develop its business proposal.

To enter the competition, students must set out their innovative and viable business idea – including a financial and marketing strategy.

Students can register online at edge.co.uk/edgechallenge until September 26.