CoderDojo announced as a delivery partner for The Duke of York & Nominet Trust iDEA Award

CoderDojo announced as a delivery partner for The Duke of York & Nominet Trust iDEA Award

We are delighted to announce CoderDojo’s role as a delivery partner for the 2014 pilot of the iDEA, the Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award, a joint initiative between The Duke of York and Nominet Trust.

We would like to invite young UK digital innovators between the ages of 16 – 25 to register with CoderDojo to make use of this fantastic opportunity to learn how to develop a digital business platform and have the chance to raise £15, 000 for their projects as well as receive mentorship from top professionals and a business placement.

Are you, or someone you know, a budding tech entrepreneur aged between 16 – 25 years old residing in the UK?

Do you have a great idea for a digital business that you feel you could bring to launch with some targeted support?

If you would wish to participate in the iDEA with CoderDojo as your Delivery Partner please fill out your information on our registration form:

 Sign me Up!

 

What is the Duke of York & Nominet Trust iDEA Award?

iDEA is a joint initiative between The Duke of York and Nominet Trust, which aims to support 16-25 year olds to develop and improve their digital and entrepreneurial skills. The programme has been designed to boost the confidence of young people and increase their employability status at the same time. 

Over six months, iDEA will provide young people with incubation, mentorship and funding to develop a new business venture. The three business ideas that show the most potential will be awarded £15,000 funding to further develop their ideas into a successful business start-up. iDEA is being piloted in 2014 with 1,000 young people. 

The scheme breaks down into three stages, with young people receiving industry-recognised badges that reward the range of entrepreneurial skills and competencies they will develop along the way.

Stage one: DISCOVERY

Entrants who submit their projects at the Discovery stage will take home a Discovery badge. For this stage, you’ll need to demonstrate your digital skills and apply them to tell the story of your passion, describing your business idea and why it’s important in the form of a presentation submitted to CoderDojo by May 30th to apply to progress to the Beta stage.

Stage two: BETA

100 teams will be formed and young people will need to work together on the programme to test, refine and enhance the chosen business idea, taking it from concept to prototype. Teams will be required to demonstrate a prototype of their digital business idea to CoderDojo by the 29th of July to apply to progress to the Live stage.

Step three: LIVE

The 20 projects with the most promise will be given £5,000 each to turn their prototypes into to real-life product and send it out into the world. Finally, those 20 teams will then pitch their iDEA to an expert panel of judges at Buckingham Palace in October 2014, for a chance to be one of three winners awarded £15,000 each to further develop their business.

If you would wish to participate in the iDEA with CoderDojo as your Delivery Partner please fill out your information on our registration form:

Sign me Up!

 

 

You can read more on the iDEA Awards website

 

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