Posted in News
by Andy Bell
on 27 June, 2011
Mint is awarding a scholarship of £4000 ($6000) to help a university leaver or recent graduate launch a business. We are looking for someone with a promising idea and the personal characteristics to turn it into a success.
If you win the scholarship, you will have two months to develop your idea, working in the entrepreneurial environment of Mint Digital.
At the end of this time the idea will remain 100% yours. We hope you'll want to develop it further with Mint, in which case we'll try to offer you a deal that will allow us to keep collaborating.
Why is Mint doing this?
We want to steer talented people away from a career in banking. We want to help create a new digital business. We think it might be fun.
What have you got against bankers?
We haven’t got anything against bankers. Our current CEO
, our previous CEO
and many talented Mints have worked in financial services.
It’s just that too many of the best and the brightest in the UK and the USA work for banks and other large companies, especially when they are first starting their careers. We believe there are better ways to enjoy capitalism.