Virgin Group, Virgin Mobile and Laureate México get together to support the university students and graduates who are entrepreneurs, through a competition for businesses performing through mobile devices. Three competitors will be selected to pitch their business plans to Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group; in a great event to be held next November 19th, at Universidad del Valle de México campus Cumbres, located in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. The finalists will receive a written certificate of participation from Laureate and Virgin. The winner will receive a cash award of MEX$200,000 (two hundred Mexican pesos).
Virgin is a leading investment group and one of the most respected and recognized brands world-wide. Founded in 1970 by Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group has developed successful businesses in fields from mobile communication, air transportation, financial services, entertainment, music, health and well-being.
Sir Richard Bransonis the founder of Virgin Group and a well-known figure world-wide for his support to entrepreneurship and to several social causes. For several years he has dedicated a good portion of his time to mentor entrepreneurs through the competition “Pitch To Rich”, which finds new talents for the business world and provides them financial resources and advisory to have their ideas come true.
Through Virgin Unite Foundation, he seeks to have a positive impact in society, gathering and fostering entrepreneurs all over the world.
Laureate is the world’s biggest network of private universities in the world, with activities in 25 countries through 70 institutions that provide quality higher education to more than 1 million students. In Mexico, Laureate owns two well recognized instituions: la Universidad del Valle de México and Universidad Tecnológica de México. For more than 50 years, both universities have worked in the mission of removing barriers to allow that more Mexican young people have access to quality higher education. Over 200 thousand youth study at Laureate institutions in Mexico and more than 15 thousand teachers contribute to educate future graduates who will contribute to the transformation of society.