It takes will and determination to turn a promising idea into reality, two things you need to find within yourself.
But it also takes resources, and that’s where social enterprise Aspinect, set up by two young Londoners, comes in. They hope to provide a platform where young people can come to fund and build their ideas, as well as network.
“We want to get young people believing in their ideas,” co-founder Emmanuel Ofosu said. “We’ve created this platform to give them the belief in themselves”.
Emmanuel is still just 25 himself, but works on Aspinect alongside business partner Pierre Adenegha-Howell, outside of his day job as a public relations consultant.
The enterprise is a response to a perceived lack of avenues for young people who “maybe don’t have the confidence to put themselves forward” to develop their ideas, particularly ideas with a focus on social good. Their first venture is Aspinect Futures, an event where four distinguished judges will receive pitches from five finalists hoping to secure the £1,000 prize to help in pursuing their project.