Crowdfunding bid launched for Karthik's business venture with Kettering special needs pupils

An online bid has been launched to kickstart a business venture between a star of The Apprentice and Kettering school students.

Monday, 12th December 2016, 12:39 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 12:50 pm
The Studio: Kettering: Karthik Nagesan opened by Apprentice star from Kettering. The Studio is a shop run by Wren Spinney and Isebrook Schools to provide real life work experience for the students. Karthik with students from Wren Spinney and Isebrook Schools and staff members Joy Ward (Wren Spinney), Denise Tenney (Isebrook) and Annie Annette (Wren Spinney) Saturday December 3rd 2016 NNL-160312-231201009

Karthik Nagesan, who left the hit BBC1 show in week seven, is hoping to go into business with students from Isebrook making custom Karthik mugs and T-shirts.

The merchandise will feature Karthik’s legendary monobrow and some of his catchphrases which won the hearts of the millions who watch the show.

The venture needs £2,000 to get up and running, and now fans can donate to help the venture launch.

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The fundraising page reads: “Special needs students who work at The Studio in Kettering will help produce the reward items as part of their real life business training.

“The Studio gives students from Wren Spinney School and Isebrook SEN College the opportunity to work with real customers, conduct real business and make real profit.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to work with The Studio and it’s amazing students and have the students join in the effort to print, package and post out the reward items.

“Your pledge right now for this campaign will help the monobrow product line launch, get funds to innovate more fun merchandise, plan our phase-2 products and at the same time help provide valuable real business skills to special needs students.

“A for-profit enterprise that’s for-good as well.”

A £17 donation gets you a T-shirt and metal sign, with £20 getting you a monobrow phone cover.

A pledge of £22 gets you a mug, coasters and a key ring, with £55 getting you everything.

£170 will get you 25 mugs.

To donate, click here.