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Mentors wanted... for the IoD £10 Challenge

21 Jul 2019

Are you ready to pass on some of your  experience to help develop the skills and careers of the next generation of business leaders through the IoD £10 Challenge?

This is a fantastic opportunity for you  to work with some highly driven and motivated students as well as impart your business knowledge to help raise money for a fantastic cause.

We are looking for company owners,  directors and managers with a minimum of five years’ business experience to support a group of Nottingham Trent University (NTU) students through the challenge, which raises money for the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre. Last year the challenge raised over £6,000!

The £10 Challenge sees the students  split into small teams, and each group is given just £10 as seed capital. Using their entrepreneurial skills, the challenge for the teams is to grow the amount as much as possible. Each group works with an IoD member as a mentor who provides their advice and expertise. This year the event is over a longer period of time as it forms part of a module in the students’ courses.

Key dates for your diary :

The £10 Challenge will take place twice over the 2019-2020 academic year at City Campus, Nottingham Trent University.

Autumn 2019
  • Launch event – Tuesday, 29th October 2019
  • Celebration event – Tuesday, 26th November 2020
Spring 2020
  • Launch event – Monday, 3rd February 2020
  • Celebration Event – Wednesday, 1st  April 2020

Your role as a mentor is as formal or informal as you wish. You can offer feedback on your group’s ideas, attend product launches or by promoting your group on social media or offering encouragement by phone or test throughout the challenge.

To register your interest and find out  more please e-mail Cari Grice at or call the IoD East Midlands office on 0115 848 6190.

Please indicate if you’d prefer to mentor for the Autumn 2019 and/ or Spring 2020 challenge.

Contact IoD East Midlands

For more information, please contact

0121 281 5530

East Midlands

Branch and staff contacts can be found on the main Contacts tab

IoD East Midlands
Nottingham Trent University,
Burton Street,

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