The day, held in Manchester, will see teams of budding business brains from local schools put their minds to the challenge of pitching a new business concept to a panel of leading Manchester professionals. The team of judges, including Brother UK MD, Phil Jones, Tangerine PR MD Sam Gregory, DWF Law's Head of Banking and Finance Andrew Gregory and Aldermore's own Regional Managing Director for Invoice Finance, Nick Smith, will be on hand to offer guidance and sage wisdom to these future entrepreneurs.
Joining them will be a team of corporate mentors from Aldermore and DWF law, providing practical guidance on everything from strategies to presentation techniques to assist the teams in their task. Previous pitches have seen the groups devise ideas such as a baby monitor wristband and a clothes-swapping app.
This month, Aldermore will also be giving its social media audience the chance to help inspire a future generation by opening up the pitches to a public vote. Next week, videos of every pitch will be available online for users to vote for their favourite. The winning group's school will receive £1,000 from Aldermore to donate to a local community project or charity of its choice. Follow Aldermore on Twitter for live coverage of Friday's event and visit the website on Monday to cast your own vote.
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