Marketing and sales software company HubSpot has announced the launch of a new initiative to find and support the next great entrepreneur.
HubSpot is calling for anyone to pitch their business ideas on Facebook in 25 words or less for a chance to win $100,000 to pursue their passion.
To help make their dream a reality, the winner will also receive three years of free access to HubSpot’s Growth Stack software suite and the opportunity to be mentored by some of the world’s brightest business minds from companies like Netflix, Atlassian, Moz, Harvard Business School and HubSpot.
The #SummerStartup initiative is in response to a new US survey by HubSpot that identified key factors that influence job satisfaction and overall career achievement.
The survey found that the dream job of 38 per cent of consumers is to run their own company. Furthermore, 67 per cent admitted they had considered starting their own business at one point in their lifetime, yet only 10 per cent reported ever attempting it.
When asked why, respondents named a lack of capital, mentorship and tools as the top three reasons.
The study also found that 90 per cent of respondents who had left jobs to start their own businesses were happier in their career.
Ryan Bonnici, senior director of buzz at HubSpot, said: “Today, the ultimate ‘dream job’ has shifted dramatically. Aas we grow up, our ideals and passions change, and now more people are realising the benefits of running their own company.
“Starting a business is challenging, but building upon your passion is worth it and meaningful. With the right resources and support, entrepreneurs can turn their ideas into reality. We’re excited to offer an opportunity that helps make one big dream come true.”