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Two schools from East Lancashire who have pitched their digital app ideas to business leaders have been recognised as entrepreneur gurus. Last week, students from Colne Primet Academy and Pendle Community High School & College successfully pitched ideas to a pop-up digital agency at Preston County Hall for Digital Advantage pitch day.

The Digital Advantage scheme recreates a digital work environment for teenagers aged between 16 to 28, complete with a live agency boss, live creative briefs, market research, digital marketing, scriptwriting and film making. The agency’s event gives hundreds of teenagers across Lancashire a taste for business, and this year more than 10 schools took part in the Digital Advantage pitch day on April 20th.

Pendle Community High School and College pitched their business ideas to Digital Lancashire’s industry panel and came in third place in the county wide competition after 10 pupils, all with autism, invented an app called ‘ambr’ which aided people with learning difficulties/disabilities to become more independent.

View the pitch video and the other entries here: http://digivantage.co.uk/