A property entrepreneur who is committed to revolutionising the public housing sector has pledged £1 million to helping individuals from deprived backgrounds succeed in business. This, he claims, will be achieved through a 'new and innovative' initiative known as Millionaire Mentor.
Established by Roy Ledgister, the founder and chief executive of Convivia Group, a property and tech investment firm, Millionaire Mentor has been developed to showcase 'the correlation between mindset and business success', whilst highlighting undiscovered and ambitious talent in poorer areas across the UK.
Documented via a YouTube series, the programme will follow 15 candidates aged 18-24 as they compete for investment, with the final five selected to launch their own business in partnership with Ledgister. Each is also set to receive an initial £200,000 investment and regular mentorship to help hone their business knowledge and experience.
“I was born into a black Caribbean family in West London and raised within a single parent household. However, having stumbled across ‘self-help’ tools at the tender age of 12, I realised that I could influence life outcomes by following simple rules for success, and that my background was a strength, and not an impediment, to my progression into both the legal and business worlds," Ledgister claimed.
"I now want to share these lessons with individuals from deprived backgrounds – going as far as proactively searching for homeless people with a dream - to show them that they too don’t need to be shaped by where they come from as long as they have the resolve to succeed."
He added: "I am big believer in the power of mindset and that anyone can change their life by following a few simple steps to success – yet few of us are aware of our hidden potential or the fact that we have all the tools at our disposal to make this happen. In establishing this new programme, I will prove my philosophy and demonstrate that society is failing to identify the talent of those who could not only contribute, but supercharge our communities as much - if not more so - than those with more privileged upbringings."
"I am, therefore, incredibly excited to be announcing the launch of Millionaire Mentor and to receive the support of game changers in developing this new and exciting initiative.”
Millionaire Mentor is open to pre-register for any individual aged 18-24 with a desire to succeed in business. Applications will open from April 2022, with the final five candidates due to be selected in September 2022. .