The Shell LiveWIRE programme helps young entrepreneurs to start their own business, turning their ideas into sustainable sources of income to create jobs and stimulate local economic growth. The programme is active in 15 countries where we operate, providing business skills training and workshops, business start-up grants and awards, and linking entrepreneurs to opportunities in sectors that contribute to the local economy. We also help to facilitate access to finance, incubation, business acceleration, markets, technology and mentoring.
The Shell LiveWIRE initiatives consistently create significant benefits through the businesses they support. For example, in 2015, more than 8,000 people took part in the programme and more than 90 businesses were established.