29 August 2012 by Sophie
Young people today, eh - they were never like this in my day.
When they're not off winning Gold medals, they're busy starting up
some of the most exciting companies in the UK today.
Well, the most enterprising of them are, anyway. And the
most driven, passionate and creative wunderkinds among
them are rightly being lauded in by a new listing
known as the Change
Makers as part of MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival.
These 26 astonishingly talented under-30-year-olds have each
been selected by a marginally older but very much wiser British
business superstar - the likes of Dragon Peter Jones, MOBO founder
Kanya King and Betfair co-founder Ed Wray are among the
entrepreneurial doyennes who've made a selection.
The Change Makers themselves include Ian Hogarth, who founded
the world's second-most-trafficked concert site Songkick, Samir
Desai, co-founder of online business lending service Funding
Circle, and Emily Cummins, inventor of the sustainable
But it's up to you to pick the one Change Maker you think tops
the rest, as all 26 are facing a public vote to decide who should
win the number one spot among the list. That lucky entrepreneur
will receive an exclusive one-to-one mentoring session with Cobra
Beer founder Lord Bilimoria - to take place in a helicopter
provided by MADE charity partner the Children's Air Ambulance!
Check out the Change Makers
list on the MADE website, get inspired, and cast your vote
before Monday 17 September.