If you missed it on Sunday night, you can listen to Generation Next on BBC iPlayer until Sunday 27th May!
In the BBC Radio 1Xtra Story, Gemma Cairney meets the kids with a business plan and finds out how doing it yourself got cool. You’ll hear from the people behind SBTV, Live Magazine, Reggae Reggae Sauce, Unltd and eco company Pedal Power!
Here is another clip from the show where Boy Better Know’s, JME shares some ‘lyrics to get you off your butt’….
Calling all budding entrepeneurs, check out our documentary, Generation Next! It airs on BBC Radio 1Xtra on Sunday 20th May at 9pm.
Forget about Dragons Den. There is a whole new generation who are coming up with creative responses to the world we live in. They are inspired by hip hop, the environment, grime, Simon Cowell and the internet and they’re setting up business, starting local projects, and getting prepared for a working life that will be radically different to previous generations. If you’re born this year, you’re likely to be working until you’re 80 years old.
Gemma Cairney meets the individuals and organisations that are at the front of this trend. It meets YouTube poster boy Jamal Edwards from SBTV, finds out how Jay-Z and Beethoven helped make enterprise cool, and sends the team from youth-run Live Magazine out to see what they can do with a £10 seed fund.
Generation Next showcases the talent, explains why this generation need to be so focused, gives advice and tips on how to get started… and offers some solutions to youth unemployment.
Generation Next was produced by journalist Emma Warren for Folded Wing.