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About Shell LiveWIRE

Find out more about the programme that is paving the way to a smarter future.

About Shell LiveWIRE

  • The Shell LiveWIRE programme supports innovative young entrepreneurs in the UK with ideas that meet the energy and resource needs of a fast-growing population. 
  • Shell LiveWIRE is one of Shell’s Social Investment Programmes. 
  • It is an important part of Shell’s commitment to supporting a flourishing culture of UK enterprise and inspiring young people to innovate and provide real solutions to today’s energy and resource challenges.
  • Over the last 30 years, Shell LiveWIRE has helped over 880,000 young people in the UK to explore starting their own business and provided £5 million of funding. 
  • Shell LiveWIRE champions creativity and innovation, fostering a culture of peer support that has led the Shell LiveWIRE online community to grow to over 230,000 members.

Shell LiveWIRE Also provides:

  • The Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Programme, which awards £5,000 in start-up funding and exclusive mentoring sessions with Shell business experts to one winner per month to help programme winners to fulfil their potential. These monthly winners are then considered for the annual £25,000 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
  • A 230,000-strong online community of entrepreneurs provides access to ongoing networking opportunities and advice
  • Access to free tools, resources and guides on starting and running your own business in our Business Library
  • Newsblogs, and reviews of interest to young entrepreneurs

Other ways in which Shell supports UK society:

In the UK, Shell is involved in Social Investment programmes that support science, education and innovation. These include: