The Peter Jones Foundation
The Peter Jones Foundation was founded in 2005 by entrepreneur and star of Dragons’ Den, Peter Jones CBE. It supports young people to reach their entrepreneurial potential
The Foundation believes that all young people deserve a brighter future and aims to help them reach their potential through a range of pioneering educational activities and initiatives which champion and celebrate entrepreneurship.
The Foundation’s aims are to:
EDUCATE - Achieve a transformational change in the quality and accessibility of enterprising and entrepreneurial skills, education and learning available in the UK. This involves working with leading educational bodies and providers across the country.
ENCOURAGE - Excite all budding entrepreneurs across the nation, through a range of national campaigns, to follow their business dreams and encourage a culture of enterprise and entrepreneurship in Britain.
SUPPORT - Provide effective support to young people across the UK who are at various stages of their lives or in many different circumstances and in a variety of ways.
GEW Events hosted by
Tycoon in Schools
On October 31st, in the run up to Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Trading Phase kicks off and we will be following all the action live @tycooninschools. Student teams have until Deceember to sell, trade and build their businesses.
Teams will receive their startup pack to support them with trading, including lapel badges and pens. You can follow the race through the live leaderboard based on sales figures, to help fuel the excitement across the nation.
The finalists for Tycoon in Schools will be announced in February/March 2017 and invited to attend an awards ceremony, with Peter Jones CBE. In previous years the ceremony has been hosted at Buckingham Palace. The winners of the competition will be announced at the ceremony and presented with their prize of £1000, to be invested in their business.
Head to www.tycooninschools.com to find out more about the competition and to meet some of our young tycoons! Follow us on twitter for updates @tycooninschools and register for the 2016 competition here.