Nokia today announced in London a collaborative partnership with Entrepreneur First (www.entrepreneurfirst.org.uk), alongside the UK release of the JobLens app. EF is a London-based non-profit start-up accelerator with multiple sponsors, including BSkyB, Microsoft, Experian and also sports a working partnership with the UK government. Nokia has now hopped aboard and will provide resources to graduate innovators.
The main goal is to build new businesses, especially ones founded on the design, architecture and functionality of Nokia's JobLens app. As well as offering new opportunities, the Finnish manufacturer will also be hosting a contest for universities in the UK with prize money awarded for breakthrough ideas and concepts. Utilising JobLens, Nokia hopes the partnership will launch new companies that result in hiring new workers through the company's services.