28 Sep 2012
Win a trip to India with Richard Branson
Are you an entrepreneur who’d be inspired by India? Would your business benefit from four action-packed days filled with some of the finest networking opportunities in the world?
Virgin Media Pioneers proudly champions undiscovered talent. We support entrepreneurs and businesses that embody Richard Branson’s spirit of enterprise on our website and we’re always looking for new opportunities that will benefit the Pioneers community.
Unique opportunities for pioneering entrepreneurs
In the past year, we’ve taken Pioneers on a business trip to South Africa, offered opportunities to pitch to Richard Branson (‘Pitch To Rich’) and, most recently, helped ten young people learn the events business from the inside out – funding them to stage their own event at London’s Royal Opera House as part of ‘The Project’.
Win a business networking trip to India
Now, thanks to Virgin Atlantic, we’ve got another exciting opportunity open to the Virgin Media Pioneers community. To celebrate Virgin Atlantic’s new London-Mumbai route, they’re offering four deserving Pioneers a one-of-a-kind, all expenses paid* business networking trip to India.
It is a two stop trip where you will visit cultural Delhi and cosmopolitan Mumbai. You’ll stay at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Delhi and the Oberoi in Mumbai (two of India’s finest business hotels), meet fellow entrepreneurs from the UK and India over lunch at the British High Commissioner’s residence and be part of an exclusive audience with Pioneer at Large, Sir Richard Branson.
Virgin Atlantic is proud that their business routes serve some of the most culturally and commercially exciting destinations in the world and Delhi and Mumbai are no exception. When you’re not networking at an exclusive canapé and cocktail evening poolside or eating and drinking at some of the cities’ finest restaurants and bars, you’ll be invited to explore Elephanta Island on a boat trip, take a cookery class and make sure every first impression that you make is a memorable one with your own personal shopping session. Mumbai is considered by many to be one of the most cosmopolitan cities in India. There’ll be plenty of time to find out for yourself on your final day before departing for Mumbai International Airport to fly back to the UK.
This exclusive business trip to India courtesy of Virgin Atlantic takes place Wednesday 24th October – Monday 29th October 2012.
How to apply
To apply to be one of the four Pioneers selected, please email email@example.com:
• 150 words as to why winning the trip to India would benefit your business development
• Your business name
• Your website address
• Your name, address, telephone number and email address
• Confirm that you have a valid passport with at least two blank pages
The closing date for applications is 1pm on Wednesday 3rd October 2012.
Up to eight shortlisted candidates will then be asked to submit a short video (2 minutes max). In the video, shortlisted candidates will introduce themselves and their business and explain what winning the trip to India would mean to them and their business. Two winners will be chosen by a panel of judges from Virgin Media Pioneers and the remaining two winners will be the shortlisted candidates who receive the most votes from the Pioneers community.
*As hosts, Virgin Atlantic will take care of your room charge meals, activities and transportation. All other incidentals must be settled by you before the end of the trip.
For full Terms and Conditions, click here.