Tycoon in Schools

Peter Jones: Tycoon In Schools

Well known for his appearances on the BBC business TV show Dragons’ Den, Peter Jones CBE, has backed a new initiative aimed at boosting the entrepreneurial spirit amongst schoolchildren with a new competition called Tycoon in Schools. Investing £100,000 of his own cash into the venture, the competition aims to inspire Britain’s youngsters to start their own businesses, first pitching their ideas to their tutors in order to secure seed funding; winning a Tycoon Loan will help them get their startup off the ground. Starting on the 1st of November 2012, the children participating in the competition will have exactly one month in which to launch their project and then make as much profit as they can. A Tycoon League Table will show the junior entreprenuers’ progress. When the... »