Young Start-Up Talent

Welcome to Young Start-up Talent. Sussex Chamber of Commerce is a proud sponsor of this community based project whose aims are to help 16-25 year olds with an entrepreneurial flair for business and make their dreams a reality. Young Start-up Talent is the brainchild of two entrepreneurs Matt Turner, MD of Creative Pod (a design and marketing agency) and Lorraine Nugent, MD of Media Word Waves (a PR Agency).


Young Start-up Talent was launched to encourage young Entrepreneurs to start up their own business. It was decided that a young entrepreneur would need the knowledge and expertise of a panel of professionals and thus a wish list of respected local business specialists was approached which would later lead to the judges and sponsors of the project.


It is great to see that so many local businesses have backed the initiative financially or by providing products or services to promote the project and enable the winner to achieve their goals. The overall winner is determined following a 'Dragon's Den' style final in each area. All the semi finalists have the opportunity to meet the sponsors, judges and supporters of the initiative where they can benefit from a collective of experience and expertise.


Many of those that have taken part have since received work experience, mentoring sessions and advice about how to progress their businesses or have been offered jobs with some of the sponsors and judges.


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