Launching People

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In my moments of madness, I sometimes dream of working with food. Owning a restaurant, perhaps, or a street food van. Running a full-time supper club or a little bakery that specialises in the best brownies around. I love food, so it's only natural that my daydreams are full of it. But, although I love this little food blog, these are daydreams rather than lofty goals borne from great ideas and unceasing passion. My foodie dreams may be idle and full of whimsy, but if you have an idea for a foodie venture that you really want to make into a reality, then this may be the blog post for you.

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Launching People are looking for people with original ideas, who like to create and collaborate, and who have the energy and chutzpah to make those ideas a reality. They have four talented mentors in film, food, music and photography just waiting to help you make your dream into a reality. Pop-up chef and Sunday Times food writer Gizzi Erskine will be mentoring the foodies, with Idris Elba mentoring the film category, Paloma Faith mentoring the music category and Rankin mentoring the photographers. Each winner will spend 2-3 works together with their mentors working on their personal projects, with the help of the latest Samsung technology to create a grand launch event and make those dreams come true. All of which will be showcased on a Sky TV show later in the year.


“I want to see someone that has a serious passion for the industry – I want to understand their passion and be able to see and feel it. I want to show that you don’t have to be conventional to be successful. I’m looking for someone who’s happy to break the rules – and maybe teach me a thing or two along the way. The simple ideas can be the best. But a simple idea with a bit of glitter on it is far more exciting.” - Gizzi Erkskine

Sound good?

To apply you need to make a 2-minute video all about you and your dream. You need to show off your passion, your personality and your project idea - so make it a good one! You can find out all the details at

Be sure to remember me when you're famous, okay?

[This post is in association with Samsung and Launching People]