EY has launched the second Startup Challenge, inviting new businesses to compete for a place in an eight week mentoring programme.
According to the company, this year’s EY Startup Challenge will search for start-ups with innovative technologies focussed on finding new ways to achieve more intelligent customer interactions and increased visibility along the supply chain to avoid shocks and minimise risk.
Richard Taylor, advisory sector lead for consumer products at EY, said: “Innovative start-up technologies are critical to unlocking the business challenges of the future, and we’re delighted to launch the second EY Startup Challenge.
“Providing high-potential entrepreneurs with access to our people and clients to help solve their most complex problems creates a real opportunity for small businesses with big ideas to forge ahead with the new, dynamics technologies of tomorrow, and will guide technological innovation on its route to market.”
In the eight week programme, the ten successful 10 start-ups with: mentorship and coaching from EY’s professionals and clients, successful entrepreneurs and key industry professionals; access to EY’s networks; training and support workshops; understanding around access to funding by helping them become “investor-ready”; and a shared workspace in London for the duration of the programme.
Errol Gardner, enterprise intelligence leader for EMEIA Financial Services at EY, said: “One of the UK’s key competitive strengths is its tech start-ups, and the established firms that tap into this will have a competitive advantage.”
Register to participate in the challenge here