NEWS: ITV to launch a new mentoring and investment programme

11 September 2020

NEWS: ITV to launch a new mentoring and investment programme

ITV has launched a new mentoring and investment programme to support young people, funded by Studio 55 Ventures.  The aim of the programme is to break down the barriers which exist to starting up a media company.  The programme will also offer funding of £10,000 per team, as well as training and support to the young media entrepreneurs.  They are looking for eight teams of entrepreneurs who have ideas that are : “deeply ambitious, unique and can use ITV’s existing audiences, assets and data to be successful”.

ITV's Chief Executive, Dame Carolyn McCall said:  “Since 1955, ITV has created fantastic content which has entertained millions and shaped popular culture.

“Studio 55 Ventures will help us continue to do that for another 65 years. Investing in people with the passion, vision and drive to ensure ITV remains loved by younger generations is core to our future, so I’m delighted to be launching this programme.

“Working with Founders Intelligence will enable us to take this bold step and deliver our strategy of transforming ITV into a digitally-led media and entertainment company.”

Read the full article at Yahoo News

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