Young entrepreneurs at Itchen College were given the benefit of local expertise when they took part in a pitch presentation day last week. Matt Doe of Southampton-based insurance brokers Doe and Co ltd and CoverDent Dental Practice Insurance was on hand to give the students advice and useful contacts to help them with their business plans. The event was organised by Entrepreneurs for Good, established by event organiser Nina Kelly to provide learning areas for young people that are not covered within the standard educational curriculum.
“The student’s ideas were interesting and original.” said Matt “They just needed a bit of help to flesh them out and some local knowledge to get them moving in the right direction. It was a really worthwhile event – Nina and the team at Itchen College did a great job. I was delighted to be involved.”
Matt is returning to the college to help the students complete grant applications and will follow their progress as their business plans develop.
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