Aston University graduates Christos Orthodoxou and Anisa Haghdadi have successfully reached the final stage of the Kick Start 2013 competition, in hope of winning the Baldwins Kickstartmids 2013, Midlands Youth Entrepreneur Award. The final stage of the competition is going to be held at Aston Villa FC on the 21st November were they will present to a panel of judges where the winner will be selected.
Class Careers was set up with support from the BSEEN (Birmingham Skills for Enterprise and Employability Network) programme at Aston University, which is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
The Kickstartmids 2013 competition is run by one of the Midlands’ largest independent firms of accountants, Baldwins Accountants, and they are offering a £10,000 financial assistance award and further £10,000 prize in advice, accountancy and mentoring fees over a two year period to one start up business.
Getting this far into the competition has been a great success for Class Careers and something to be extremely proud of. However, the team have a strong desire to be crowned winners of the competition and therefore are planning a top pitch to exhibit their commitment, excitement and passion towards their start-up business.
The two entrepreneurs teamed up to bridge the gap between employers and school leavers through the use of live webinars, workshops and social platforms. With webinars being held at employer’s offices and being streamed directly to school classrooms is an ingenious way of providing school leavers with the right information to make informed decisions regarding their career path and help employers find their future talent.