DH LINKS hosted its inaugural Entrepreneurs Day for the Upper Fifth girls as part of their preparation for Sixth Form.
We welcomed business gurus alongside four very successful young alumnae entrepreneurs for a 'Dragons' Den' style day. The winning team pitched a website development idea for Lizzie Fane's (DH 2004) 'Third Year Abroad' company. Kate Finch founder of 'Juniors Pantry' was our guest speaker and following the event she tweeted 'Had the most inspiring evening at @DowneFoundation 16 yr old girls with fab business ideas & grt presentations #lookoutthegirlsarecoming'.
Our entrepreneurs for the day were Lizzie Fane (DH 2004): ‘Third Year Abroad’, Harriot Pleydell-Bouverie (DH 2003): ‘Mallow and Marsh’, Olivia Francis (DH 2004): ‘Hamilton and Hare’, Theodora Clarke (DH 2003): ‘Russian Art and Culture’. Other special guests were Jonathan Dawson (business advisor), Georgie Manners (current parent and entrepreneur) and Kate Finch (guest speaker and judge). It was a truly inspirational day!