Belfast Telegraph

Teenagers can vie for Science Park's £5k prize

By Staff Reporter

The Northern Ireland Science Park is calling on teenage entrepreneurs to apply for a scheme where they can be paid for working on a start-up business.

There's a £5,000 prize up for grabs as part of the competition, which is open to 16 to 18-year-olds.

Five teens will be mentored by the Science Park's entrepreneurs-in-residence, and they'll attend masterclasses in business development.

At the close of the scheme, they will compete to secure a £5,000 prize to develop their business further.

Jack Wallace won the generation innovation prize last year for his tourism app, Travellise. He said: "My mentor was super and together with honest feedback from a very experienced pool of entrepreneurs and some hands-on, focused workshops, I was able to develop my business and begin to commercialise it.

"The whole experience was just mind-blowing."

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