As well as looking for the brightest entrepreneurs and business ideas, Virgin Media Business is looking to recruit 12 Professionals from LinkedIn’s pool of 21 million UK and Ireland members to help decide who will get to pitch to Richard Branson in the #VOOM 2016 grand finale.
Virgin Media Business is looking for two experts from each of the following industries to help the entrepreneurs hoping to pitch to Richard Branson: sales, marketing and comms, operations, legal, finance, and existing entrepreneurs.
You’ll be required for three days in June to help choose and mentor the UK’s most exciting entrepreneurs before they pitch for part of a £1million prize fund. This will include helping to break a Guinness World Record for the most number of consecutive pitches, providing some one-to-one mentoring, and taking part in Virgin’s weekly vlogcasts.
If you’re interested in being one of the VOOM 2016 Professionals, you’ll need to be a UK resident over the age of 18, and have a LinkedIn profile that makes you stand out from the crowd. A team from LinkedIn and Virgin Media Business will choose the Professionals based on the completion level of your LinkedIn profile, the number of connections you have, your level of experience, the number of endorsements you have, the quality of the written content on your profile and the relevance of your skills. Make sure you give your profile a quick once-over before you apply to give yourself the best shot.
If you’re successful, you’ll get to spend time and network with some of the UK’s top entrepreneurs, including the opportunity to meet Richard Branson himself. You’ll also be officially recognised as one of the best in your field, and have your profile raised and promoted by Virgin Media Business. And of course, you’ll get that warm satisfied feeling that comes when you help entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams.