Got a business idea? Don’t miss out on S4S Launcher

We’re big fans of Doug Richard’s School for Startups at Concept Cupboard. They’re doing an amazing job of promoting and nurturing entrepreneurship in the UK and we’re seeing the results of their mentorship and encouragement every single day. The team have got a fantastic competition running at the moment where you can win ongoing mentorship from the Dragons Den star. Read on for more details!

S4S Launcher

For a chance to pitch your business idea to serial entrepreneur Doug Richard on a Google Hangout, tweet us your business idea in a 6 second Vine using the Hashtag #S4SLaunchMe. The three individuals behind the best Vine will get to pitch to Mr Richard, with one lucky winner securing ongoing mentorship and Lunch with the Ex Dragons Den star!

S4S Launcher, who are we?

The inspiration of serial entrepreneur Doug Richard (famed for his role on Dragon’s Den), School for Startups is the UK’s leading provider of business training for entrepreneurs. We have recently set up our Launcher programme, available to 18-30 year olds looking to get their business off the ground. It offersbusiness start-up loans of up to £10,000, access to world-class teaching, a supportive community, and regular mentoring.

Basically we love helping enterprising and inspiring individuals turn amazing ideas into sustainable businesses, which is why we’re running this competition!

The competition

We want to hear about your amazing bushiness idea! Whether you’re already up and running and taking some business baby steps, or just have something awesome rattling about in your brain box, we want to hear about it!

We’ll be awarding our three favourite ideas the opportunity to take part in a live one on one pitch with S4S founder Doug Richard, hosted on a Google hangout. The best pitch will be awarded ongoing mentorship and lunch with the big man himself Mr Doug Richard along with some of his super important friends. Awesome huh?

Also don’t worry if you don’t make it to the final three, we’ll be dishing out feedback from our expert mentors on as many entries as we can.

How to get involved…

Doug Richard and any successful entrepreneur will emphasise the importance of being able to present any idea as succinctly as possible, so we want you to do just that……

To get face to face with Mr Richard simply:

  • Tweet us your business idea in a 6 second Vine using #S4SLaunchMe.
  • The individuals behind the 3 best pitches will get face to face with Doug on a Google Hangout.
  • Each of these 3 will have the opportunity to pitch to and get feedback from Doug.
  • One final lucky winner will secure mentorship Lunch with Doug as well as mentoring and support.

For the first round your Vine pitch could be a straight up clip of you pitching your idea in a sentence, or you could do something more creative. It’s down to you….


The final Hangout will take place on 30th of May so save the date!

The deadline for entries is the 29th of May.

So what are you waiting for people? Get pitching!

Any Questions, just tweet @S4S

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