Dragon giving thousands to young entrepreneurs

A DRAGON S Den star is calling on young people to take a tenner and turn a profit. Peter Jones, business dragon on the hit TV show, wants budding entrepreneurs to join his Make Your Mark with a Tenner project. The national scheme gives out �200,000 in �

A DRAGON'S Den star is calling on young people to take a tenner and turn a profit.

Peter Jones, business dragon on the hit TV show, wants budding entrepreneurs to join his Make Your Mark with a Tenner project.

The national scheme gives out �200,000 in �10 notes to individuals and groups who are charged with making as much money and social impact as they can in one month.

Hitchin Boys School has already signed up and Mr Jones wants more in Comet country to get involved.


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He said: "Make Your Mark empowers young people to make their ideas happen. We know that young people are increasingly concerned about the challenges society faces, and we're aiming to show young people that by acting on an enterprising idea, it is possible to make money and a real difference."

The �10 is returnable at the end of the month, but any profit can be kept or given to charity. Last year the winning project made �765.

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Schools and colleges have until February 11 to register students under the age of 19. To enter go to www.enterpriseuk.org/tenner

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