Well done TeamGEA!

So today I had a de-briefing meeting with the wonderful Livity crew (big ups to Mark & Oyin particularly for all their hard work!) who we (The 4WD Foundation) worked with to create and deliver the Google Enterprise Apprenticeships Programme, which is now fondly known as #TeamGEA. Preparations for the next phase of GEA are already under way, very exciting stuff!

It was an absolute pleasure to work with and support 10 fantastically talented and motivated young entrepreneurs over such an intensive 3 week period.

Tangible outcomes for TeamGEA were a business plan, an elevator pitch and a polished business presentation that they presented to a panel of Dragons at Google HQ on Friday 13th August; an unlucky day for some but a wonderful day for us!

Alex Mitchell of The IoD was one of our guest judges and he has written a fantastic blog post about how impressed he was with the team and their presentations, you can view it here.

If you would like to provide support to any of our fantastic TeamGEA crew their business ideas and contact details are below.

Melissa and Ola: Ace of Hearts Boutique: Experience-orientated menswear boutique selling established and up & coming designers



Kaikai: Kai Ltd: Social housing improvement and property development

Kai doesn’t have a website yet but you can follow him on twitter:


Paul H: Lemon Pig: A brand alignment company specialising in brand and music alignment



Oskar: Empowerment Thru Art: A social enterprise empowering young people through art and creation

Oskar doesn’t have a website yet but you can follow him on twitter:


Shane: Ecoboothe: An eco-friendly ethical cleaning company



Saidi and Lloyd: Bankers Club: An urban lifestyle brand including divisions of media, fashion, art and photography



Paul G: Les Anges Noirs: A Mediterranean / urban clothing line

Paul doesn’t have a website yet but you can follow him on twitter:


Jefferyson: United Living: Holistic social housing for international students to stay in the UK



I am so excited to watch these guys move 4WD over the coming months!


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One Response to Well done TeamGEA!

  1. Huge Thanks to all the people that made this happen and I wish all of you the best WELL DONE TEAMGEA

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