Students who run businesses, sideline jobs, and businesses are invited to share their stories with younger people to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Simon Paine, from Leicester, is the CEO of Rebel Business School, which runs free events and courses that teach people how to start a business.
Simon is very keen to hear from local student entrepreneurs who want to take part in online video interviews which are then shared with schools.
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The Rebel Business School’s “Think Like a Rebel” campaign takes place during Global Entrepreneurship Week, which starts on Monday, November 8th and is supported by schools and universities.
Up to 24 student videos will be shared in 24 schools in the West Midlands and with more than 3,000 young people in South Wales.
Simon said, “We are looking for young people who have made the brilliant decision to get into business early. It doesn’t matter how big your company is or how simple the idea is, we’d love to hear from you.
“Sharing a story about how a business is actually started is a really impressive thing. For a child who has never thought of starting a new one, hearing how someone else started out at a very similar age can be very inspiring. “
Simon is looking for people aged 18-21 who are currently running a business, business, or side business and wants to answer a few simple questions that can be used to create three to four minute videos for young people.
Students wishing to participate should email Simon – [email protected] – with the subject: Think like a Rebel.
“We would like to hear from you. The video will last about 30 minutes and we can do it via zoom. It’s a great opportunity to help others and in business and it’s so important, ”said Simon.
Founded in 2010 by Alan Donegan and Simon Paine, Rebel Business School helps people from all walks of life start their own businesses.
Its mission is to change the way entrepreneurship is taught around the world. It has trained more than 11,000 people in seven different countries through free events and helped start 805 companies in 2020 alone.
In 2021, the company won a Queen’s Award in the Promoting Opportunity category and its work has been supported by organizations such as Google, Henley Business School, and the Department for Work and Pensions.