Virtually There, a virtual office and services provider, is offering young entrepreneurs and early-stage start-ups in the UK with £5,000 worth of business support and services to get their ideas or fledgling enterprises off the ground.
The Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) was launched yesterday (Thursday), with applications closing on August 12. It is open to any entrepreneur aged between 16-25 who has a business idea or a pre-existing start-up that could benefit from Virtually There’s services and support. Applicants just need to upload a short video explaining their business or idea.
Successful applicants will attend a free start-up 101 workshop, delivered in partnership with business incubator Enterprise Orchard, and receive a free year of virtual office space and virtual receptionist or assistant services, as well as one-to-one mentoring from leading industry experts.
Virtually There Co-Founders Edgar Thoemmes and Jack Head started their joint venture to assist other business owners and help them grow.
“As serial founders ourselves, we know just how tough it can be starting out,” said Edgar. “We want to offer the next generation a helping hand in reaching their entrepreneurial goals.”
And jack added: “Many young people have had to rely on their creativity and initiative to unearth opportunities. We feel it is our responsibility to empower them.”
Applications for the scheme can be made at https://virtually-there.net/young-entrepreneur-scheme/