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Pioneers News: India opportunity extended, entrepreneur goals and startup life

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Pioneers News: India opportunity extended, entrepreneur goals and startup life

This week in Pioneers News we feature great news about our Virgin Trade Mission to India opportunity, introduce ambitious new Pioneers and ask what do you love abut running your own business?



India opportunity extended


You now have a few more days to apply for the Virgin Trade Mission to India. If you'd like the opportunity to take your business to Mumbai visit our Win a place on the Trade Mission to India blog post and complete the application by Monday 4 August 2014. Best of luck!



Help an entrepreneur meet their goals


Every day we have new entrepreneurs joining the Virgin Media Pioneers community with ambitions to further their ideas. Here’s just a few of them and their goals - which will you help to make the next key step in their business?




  • Julia Obasa - "Publish the Colchester version of World What’s Up magazines around the world."

  • Mon Palmer - "My goal is to help people find their creative soul, to empower them to make a home they are absolutely crazy about."

  • Donald Patnaude - "Looking for partners and agents in Thailand to market an online English learning platform. http://www.english-attack.com/about/partner"

  • Abdulla Barakji - "Looking to grow my online magazine Business Buzz (www.businessbuzz.me) through networking and collaborations."

  • Marlon Lee - "My goal is to develop a Plasma Arc Gasification plant in Egypt. Create jobs, Influence growth, development and open Investment opportunities"


Tweet of the week: What do you love about running your own business?


Pioneer Jayne Hardy tweeted her answer but what's yours? Share in the comments box below.




Get involved


Want to feature in the next edition of Pioneers news? Here’s how:




  • Complete your profile. Upload a good photo, share your business goals and share details about your project in your bio.

  • Tweet us. Message us with your good news at @vmpioneers. We’d especially love to feature any great photos you have that captures the great work you do. This could be a piece of work you completed, your office, your team, your favourite place to think. Whatever it is snap a good quality photo of it and tweet it to @vmpioneers using the hashtag #iamapioneer