Gizzi Erskine, one of the Mentors for Launching People.
We're interrupting the baking madness for a day at Delicious Delicious Delicious to let all of you out there know about an amazing opportunity to change your work, life and work life.
Four celebrities, well known in their fields for breaking new ground are teaming up with Samsung to mentor hopefuls launching new ideas. The project is called Launching People and is quite literally the chance of a lifetime. The four mentors are going to work with, coach and ultimately launch the hopefuls into the industries they lead in.
Obviously, I am guessing that my readers are most likely interested in working with Gizzi on a food-related idea, but this opportunity is not limited to the kitchen: award-winning actor and producer Idris Elba, singer-songwriter Paloma Faith and portrait and fashion photographer Rankin will also be nurturing candidates with a passion for film, music and photography. If you're creative, this is for you.
Film: Idris Elba, award winning actor, producer, and DJ says: “I want a story that’s inspiring.”
Music: Paloma Faith, singer-songwriter, performer and actress says: “I’m really looking for something we’ve not seen in a British artist before.”
Food: Gizzi Erskine, leading pop up chef and food writer says: “The simple ideas can be the best. But a simple idea with a bit of glitter on it is far more exciting.”
Photography: Rankin, world famous portrait and fashion photographer says “I want to know what they do that’s different, that’s interesting.”
How can you get involved?
To apply you need to make a 2-minute video all about you and your ambition. Remember that you don't need to be perfect, but you need to be passionate. This is your chance to show off your personality and your project idea, to get the attention of the mentors. You'll also have to choose an image to represent the idea and scribble a bit of copy about what you plan to do. Get on it!
You can find out more and upload your submission at LaunchingPeople.co.uk
What's up for grabs?
The mentors will select four candidates with whom they’ll work one-to-one. The chosen protégés will spend 2-3 weeks together, working closely with their mentors in a house fully furnished with Samsung’s latest technology on their personal projects, building towards a grand launch event and making their ideas and ambitions a reality.
In addition, the public will get to vote for one winner in each category to receive £500 for personal tuition and Samsung technology up to the value of £2000.
I think this is a seriously exciting project to get involved in. Heck, I might even apply.
What are your thoughts? Leave a comment, let me know if you decide to submit an application.