Tomorrow the Supa Academy Hack 2015 kicks off in London. During this three-day event, running from 24-26 July, 500 young people in the UK interested in a career in retail will take part in the first ever pop-up supermarket. Accenture has signed up as Digital Analytics Partner of the event.
The Supa Academy was founded in 2014 by Bejay Mulenga and Liam Tootill with the goal to “provoke curiosity, build confidence and develop skills in teenagers and young adults taking their first steps in enterprise.” The academy does so by creating ‘real life’ opportunities where participants can earn while they learn from established business leaders.
Supa Academy Hack 2015
From 24 to 26 July, the Supa Academy is hosting the first edition of its Supa Academy Hack at The Old Truman Brewery in London. During the event, 500 young UK adults who are pursuing a career in retail, aging 18 to 24 years old, will take part in the first youth-led pop-up supermarket. They will build pop-up stalls for the supermarket, design the front end of online shops and procure the stock to be sold across the end-to-end value chain.
Participants will work with and learn from industry leaders, gain entrepreneurial skills and advice, all while earning earn a percentage of the revenue of their pop-up store.
Several big brands have signed up as partner to the event, including River Island, Facebook, Pepsi and Barclays LifeSkills. Professional services firm Accenture also committed itself and acts as the Digital Analytics Partner of the Supa Academy Hack 2015.