This new initiative is hoping to give young talented creatives the opportunity to realise their potential, and anyone can get involved.
Unless you’re born into a well connected family with a ton of personal wealth, it can be hard to crack into creative industries as an outsider. Three young business entrepreneurs are hoping to lessen this gap between talented teenage hopeful and wildfire success story with a new initiative called Prospect 100.
Founded by fashion designer Alexandre Daillance, better known by his pseudonym Millinsky, and young entrepreneurs Harry Beard and Adam Flanagan, the project is being powered by their head company Future Labs, and all three are under the age of 25. Not bad, eh?
Prospect 100 is a newly emerging network of young creatives who are chosen through yearly events and competitions held online via the organisation’s website. It’s designed to allow people under the age of 21 to get the connections and resources they need to push their careers forward. Aspiring Gen Zers can enter one of four different types of competition, including design, engineering, music, and tech, which means there’s probably something here for anyone to have a go at – you don’t have to be a song writing whizz kid. The second competition based on tech has just started taking applications and judges include Steve Wozniak and former digital minister for the UK, Margot James, amongst others.
To get an idea of the type of work that’s submitted, you can view applications from the first music competition here. Entries were judged by a panel of impressive names, including Kimberly Davis from the band Chic, Simon Rix from the Kaiser Chiefs, and Rico Nasty, among many others. The winners were then placed into the Prospect 100 list and will now gain access to exclusive 3 or 6 month membership programmes with music managers.
Prospect 100 Global Music Competition
After nearly 2 months, entries from all across the world, and a panel of industry leaders. We are down to our final 5. pic.twitter.com/tTSXLLstoS
— Prospect 100 (@Prospect100) June 26, 2020