Livewire China entrepreneur returns to his native village and creates local jobs

Sep 12, 2022

Sun JinLong's glass noodle business is creating local jobs in his native village.

Two Entrepreneurs Promoting Visibility and Inclusivity in Brazil

Sep 12, 2022

Meet two entrepreneurs from Brazil with businesses that support the local LGBTQIA+ community.

Malaysian Entrepreneur Sources Locally for Her Natural Skincare Business

Mar 03, 2022

Sulie Abell’s natural skincare business seeks to support Borneo farmers by sourcing local ingredients.

LiveWIRE Oman Equips Entrepreneurs to Support Energy Transition with Solar PV Training

Mar 03, 2022

LiveWIRE launches Oman’s first programme that trains entrepreneurs in solar PV installation.

LiveWIRE Italy Entrepreneurs Innovate in Their Hometowns

Nov 11, 2021

Meet two entrepreneurs that have developed innovative businesses in their hometowns thanks to LiveWIRE support.

Training goes virtual for the Philippines and Brunei LiveWIRE Trainers

Nov 10, 2021

LiveWIRE held a range of online training sessions for its Brazil, Brunei and Philippines programmes to refresh teaching and coaching skills.

Shell and CIEDS Initiative Mitigates the Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo

Nov 10, 2021

An initiative designed to generate new ideas and financially encourage the businesses participating in Shell Iniciativa Jovem and Shell Iniciativa Empreendedora (Shell LiveWIRE Brazil) to remain stable during the pandemic.

Innovative Ideas Get Their Chance with Livewire Kazakhstan

Sep 28, 2021

Business Bilim is a project that aims to support up-and-coming entrepreneurs and their innovative business ideas. 

Self-select Consultancies Unlock New Opportunities for Trinidad and Tobago LiveWIRE Alumni

Aug 04, 2021

Shell LiveWIRE Trinidad and Tobago has designed a suite of self-select support services for alumni across several fields including finance and marketing.

Shell LiveWIRE Permian Basin Pilot Programme is Set to Launch in September 2021

Aug 04, 2021

The programme aims to connect participants to support networks within the market to help build and expand successful businesses in the basin.

Young entrepreneurs tackle challenges of the future at LiveWIRE Brunei hackathon

Jul 07, 2021

Shell LiveWIRE Brunei has broadened its focus from traditional sectors to ensure that it is equipping young entrepreneurs with the requisite skills to take on the challenges of the future of work and the fourth industrial revolution.

Celebrating Shell Tameer’s Female Entrepreneurs on International Women’s Day 2021

Apr 07, 2021

Shell Pakistan’s LiveWIRE programme has created a video to highlight three rising stars within their cohort, on the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day.

Shell Iniciativa Jovem Celebrates 20 Years In Action

Feb 09, 2021

The Brazilian branch of the Shell LiveWIRE family held a virtual fair to celebrate its newest cohort of entrepreneurs and its 20-year anniversary.

Meet 2020 Top Ten Innovator Ramla Kaleem Shah!

Feb 08, 2021

Ramla’s business, Aqua Agro, uses Artificial Intelligence and innovative technology to enhance productivity and water savings for farmers in Pakistan.

Meet 2020 Top Ten Innovator Richardo Petricius!

Jan 22, 2021

Richardo Petricius founded Bionika, whose integrated biogas technology helps rural communities access affordable clean energy by transforming waste into electricity.

Meet 2020 Top Ten Innovator Anna Luisa Beserra Santos!

Jan 22, 2021

Anna’s company, Safe Drinking Water for All, took home the top prize in the Local Prosperity category with its technologies working to democratise access to clean water and sanitation.

Shell LiveWIRE Philippines Partners with the Government to Nurture the Filipino Start-up Ecosystem

Oct 22, 2020

September’s launch served as the official call for collaborators for the ambitious programme.

Shell Intilaaqah Oman: Supporting Local Entrepreneurs, One Translation at a Time

Oct 14, 2020

Shell Intilaaqah Oman’s support has helped local small business Tarjamah Translation weather COVID-19

Shell LiveWIRE’s South African Entrepreneurial Cohort Thriving

Sep 23, 2020

Despite COVID-19, the current cohort of Shell LiveWIRE South Africa entrepreneurs is making excellent strides.

Shell Desafío Joven: Helping Local Entrepreneurs Succeed

Sep 23, 2020

Supported by Shell Desafío Joven, the Cooperativa PUMA is empowering communities in central Argentina.

Shell LiveWIRE China: Helping Entrepreneurs Make their own Luck

Sep 23, 2020

Entrepreneur Qi Shenghong’s inspirational story shows the value of tenacity and resilience during tough times.

Navigating the Covid-19 Crisis: Advice and Tips for Entrepreneurs

Mar 31, 2020

Essential tips and advice for entrepreneurs seeking to weather the unprecedented economic challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Shell Intilaaqah KSA Celebrates its 10-Year Anniversary

Mar 20, 2020

On November 29, 2019, an anniversary event was held to celebrate LiveWIRE’s decade of presence in Saudi Arabia.

Correctbook: Boosting Education One Page at a Time

Mar 04, 2020

This LiveWIRE entrepreneur is using an endless notebook to tackle illiteracy around the world.

SHELL InventaGIOVANI Italy Announces the Launch of LiveWIRE Taranto

Feb 28, 2020

Taranto’s inclusion in the InventaGIOVANI cohort represents the culmination of 10 years of successful LiveWIRE programming in Italy.

LiveWIRE Trinidad & Tobago Launches LiveWIRE Weekend

Feb 18, 2020

The programme used this exclusive event to kick off its second cohort.

Intilaaqah Egypt Supports Entrepreneurship for All

Dec 06, 2019

Shell LiveWIRE’s Egypt programme hosts workshop for entrepreneurs with disabilities.

Iniciativa Jovem’s Business Fair Looks to the Future

Nov 14, 2019

The annual business fair gives Brazil’s LiveWIRE entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their businesses.

Shell LiveWIRE France Welcomes 6 New Entrepreneurs

Oct 31, 2019

The 2019-2020 cohort will receive focused mentoring and coaching from Shell France staff.

Five Malaysian Entrepreneurs Win a Combined RM75,000

Sep 17, 2019

The Sarawak Shell LiveWIRE entrepreneurs went head-to-head in a pitch competition.

Shell LiveWIRE Trinidad & Tobago Positions Entrepreneurs Before Investors

Sep 16, 2019

Shell LiveWIRE Trinidad & Tobago’s exclusive Investor Day event brought together eight entrepreneurs and eight investors.

Shell LiveWIRE UK Crowns New Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Jul 11, 2019

Shell LiveWIRE UK awards Charlie Guy with £25,000 in equity-free funding for his business LettUs Grow.

Seven Intilaaqah KSA Entrepreneurs Receive a Combined 10 Million SR

Jul 08, 2019

The four businesses and three startups secured these interest free loans after completing the Intilaaqah KSA programme. 

Shell InventaGIOVANI Launchs 10th Round

Jul 01, 2019

At a two-day event, Shell InventaGIOVANI celebrated both past successes and future potential. 

Shell Kazakhstan Wins Prestigious Award for Driving Job Growth & Economic Diversification

Jun 17, 2019

Shell LiveWIRE Kazakhstan’s outstanding achievements led to Shell Kazakhstan winning the AmCham Award.

Meet the Finalists Competing for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

May 29, 2019

These six Shell LiveWIRE UK entrepreneurs now have the chance to take home £25,000.

Shell LiveWIRE Nigeria Brings Entrepreneurs and Investors Together

May 29, 2019

Thirty Shell LiveWIRE entrepreneurs were invited to attend this exclusive event and meet potential investors. 

Iniciativa Jovem Entrepreneurs Meet with Shell’s CEO

May 16, 2019

Ben van Beurden joined a conversation circle with Shell LiveWIRE’s entrepreneurs during his trip to Brazil.

Energiestro: Using Concrete to Power the World

May 14, 2019

With their innovative concrete flywheel, this Shell LiveWIRE France entrepreneur has developed a sustainable, affordable way to store solar power.

Shell LiveWIRE Indonesia Celebrates First Energy Solutions Cohort

May 13, 2019

Twelve energy-focused enterprises completed a three-month bootcamp with three taking home prize funding.

Iniciativa Jovem Brings Innovative Minds Together for LiveWIRE Weekend

May 07, 2019

Brazil’s LiveWIRE programme uses this startup weekend to identify its 2019 cohort.

Two Shell LiveWIRE Malaysia Entrepreneurs Team Up with Shell Retail

Apr 17, 2019

Tipois Stingless Bee Honey and Uncle Green Pesticide-Free Lettuce are now selling their goods in a Shell Select Store in Lutong.

Shell LiveWIRE France Brings Safety and Innovation Together

Apr 17, 2019

Shell LiveWIRE entrepreneur Immersive Factory demonstrates its solution at Shell France’s Safety Day event.

Shell Tameer Supports Women-Led Enterprises

Mar 19, 2019

Fourteen women-led startups participated in mentoring circles for International Women’s Day.

Shell LiveWIRE Brunei Launches Agropreneur Programme

Mar 04, 2019

Shell LiveWIRE Brunei and IBTE have signed an MoU to develop AgroBiz Padi Agropreneur.

Shell LiveWIRE Trinidad & Tobago Graduates First Cohort

Feb 07, 2019

Sixteen graduates received training and monthly master classes. Post programme, the graduates can expect access to investors, export consultation, mentorship and more.

Shell Intilaaqah Oman Launches iClub

Feb 01, 2019

Shell Intilaaqah’s new alumni club brings entrepreneurs together to network and share lessons learned.

Brazilian LiveWIREs receive R$ 47.5k start-up funding boost

Dec 19, 2018

Ten start-ups supported by Shell LiveWIRE Iniciativa Jovem have shared in start-up funding totalling R$ 47.5k (US $12,130).

Sabahan start-ups receive RM 50k Shell LiveWIRE funding boost

Nov 27, 2018

Five entrepreneurs from Sabah have each received a US $2,380 seed grant from Shell LiveWIRE Malaysia to kick-start their fledgling businesses.

UN states entrepreneurship central to improvements in the developing world

Nov 27, 2018

The UN’s Least Developed Countries Report, Entrepreneurship for Structural Transformation: Beyond Business as Usual, stated, “At the centre of radical economic change is transformational entrepreneurship.”

New report reveals the UK receives most European early-stage funding

Nov 13, 2018

The UK receives the greatest amount of early-stage funding in Europe, according to new report.

South African LiveWIREs increase turnover by up to 500%

Nov 13, 2018

Shell LiveWIRE start-ups in South Africa report an increase in turnover of 70 to 500%, according to an evaluation of the programme.

Shell Tameer Rewards Energy and Water Innovators

Oct 30, 2018

Shell Tameer hosts DICE Shark event, funding five innovative businesses with $1,870.

MENA Billionaires are Self-made Innovators

Oct 30, 2018

A new report has revealed 75% of MENA billionaires are self-made innovator entrepreneurs.

Trinidadian Entrepreneurs Press Accelerator

Oct 18, 2018

Eighteen entrepreneurs are set to accelerate their businesses as the first participants of the Shell LiveWIRE Trinidad & Tobago programme.

Social status of entrepreneurs grows in KSA

Oct 02, 2018

Social status of entrepreneurs grows in KSA

Shell LiveWIRE Kazakhstan’s ‘Marathon of Success’ inspires entrepreneurial ambitions

Oct 02, 2018

Shell LiveWIRE Kazakhstan’s ‘Marathon of Success’ inspires entrepreneurial ambitions

One in three UK small businesses not driven by profit

Sep 18, 2018

A new survey has revealed that over one third of UK small businesses are not driven by profit.

Five start-ups receive $155k from LiveWIRE Brunei

Sep 18, 2018

Five start-ups are set to grow after receiving funding totalling $155k.

Lack of guidance named a key barrier to South African entrepreneurship

Sep 04, 2018

Lack of guidance named a key barrier to South African entrepreneurship

Shell LiveWIRE Brazil launches energy solutions accelerator

Sep 04, 2018

Shell LiveWIRE Brazil has launched its new Energy Initiative to accelerate the development of start-ups providing solutions within the energy sector.

UK named world leader for strength of trade infrastructure

Jul 31, 2018

Shell LiveWIRE Trinidad and Tobago explores entrepreneurial potential within key value chains, and to introduce the programme to industry leaders and entrepreneurs.

Exploring new industries through Shell LiveWIRE Trinidad & Tobago

Jul 31, 2018

Shell LiveWIRE Trinidad and Tobago explores entrepreneurial potential within key value chains, and to introduce the programme to industry leaders and entrepreneurs.

New Energy Challenge

Jul 17, 2018

Applications are now open, until 23 July, for Shell’s New Energy Challenge, the competition for European start-ups offering innovative, low-carbon energy solutions.

Shell LiveWIRE France selects its 5 start-ups

Jul 17, 2018

Shell LiveWIRE France has held a special pitch event to select the five innovative start-ups that it will be working with over the next nine months.

Shell Boosts French Motorists

Jul 10, 2018

Shell France is partnering with Shell LiveWIRE France start-up MonMécanicien to build together the automotive after-sales world of tomorrow.

South Africa Graduation

Jul 10, 2018

Seven young entrepreneurs, each aligned with Shell’s value chain, have graduated from the latest Shell LiveWIRE South Africa enterprise development programme.

Shell Indonesia provides Greenna future

Jul 10, 2018

Shell Indonesia has commissioned LiveWIRE supported business Greenna to provide waste management solutions centred in Bekasi as part of its fenceline community development programme.

Shell LiveWIRE Showcases its 21 Innovator Finalists

Jul 10, 2018

Twenty-one businesses from nine countries have been shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators Awards, a collaboration with Shell Retail.

Shell Intilaaqah Oman wins prestigious award for best educational initiative

Jun 02, 2018

Shell Intilaaqah Oman has won a prestigious award for Best Educational Initiative at the recent Entrepreneurship Awards ceremony hosted by the Sultanate’s Public Authority for SME Development, Riyada.

Shell LiveWIRE Brazil holds selection weekend

May 29, 2018

Shell Iniciativa Jovem, the LiveWIRE programme in Brazil, has held a special entrepreneurial challenge weekend to select the 80 candidates who will benefit from the programme’s start-up support services during 2018.

Livestock feed innovator wins US $33.9k top Shell LiveWIRE UK award

May 15, 2018

Douglas Martin of MiAlgae has scooped £25,000 (US $33,900) and the prestigious UK ‘Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ title, at the Shell Enterprise Development Awards in London.

Shell LiveWIRE launches in Kazakhstan

May 01, 2018

Shell LiveWIRE has launched in Kazakhstan to provide enterprise training and business support to both aspiring and existing entrepreneurs with the potential for innovation, and possible inclusion in the country’s Oil and Gas supply chain.

Shell LiveWIRE UK announces its final six

Apr 18, 2018

The six young businesses that will compete for a top prize of £25k (US $35k) and the title ‘Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year’, on 10th May, have been announced by Shell LiveWIRE UK.

Shell LiveWIRE France launch supports energy and mobility start-ups

Apr 09, 2018

Shell LiveWIRE launched in France this week to support the development, and acceleration, of innovative start-ups in the energy and mobility sectors. The programme - a partnership between Shell France and Paris&Co, France’s largest business incubator - will provide entrepreneurs with a customised package of enterprise support, and the ambition to include some of the start-ups within Shell France’s value chain.

Shell Intilaaqah launches in Kuwait

Mar 26, 2018

Shell Intilaaqah, the name for the LiveWIRE programme in the Middle East, has launched in Kuwait following the signing of an MoU between the country’s National Fund for SME Development and Shell Kuwait.

Shell LiveWIRE Brazil Wins Top World Business Incubator Award

Mar 15, 2018

Shell Iniciativa Jovem has been named the top university-linked business incubator in Latin America, and number 3 in the world.

Shell Intilaaqah MoU boosts female entrepreneurship in KSA

Mar 13, 2018

Female entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia has received a major boost thanks to the signing of an MoU between Shell Intilaaqah KSA and Al Rajhi humanitarian foundation.

Green manufacturer’s US $500k boost from LiveWIRE trade programme

Feb 27, 2018

A pioneer of green manufacturing in Brunei has secured a US $500k business boost thanks to her participation in Shell LiveWIRE’s international business development programme Let’s Go Trade (LGT).

Shell staff provide mentoring boost for Argentinian LiveWIREs

Jan 31, 2018

Desafío Joven, the Shell LiveWIRE programme in Argentina, enables its new entrepreneurs to receive the specialist business support from Shell employees that they need to strengthen and grow their start-up companies.

Success is sealed for LiveWIRE Brazil’s sustainable start-ups

Jan 23, 2018

90 start-ups assisted by Shell LiveWIRE in Brazil have been awarded the programmes’ prestigious ‘Sustainable Development Seal’, acknowledging that they are economically and environmentally sustainable.

LiveWIRE entrepreneur secures US $24m contract with Shell Brunei

Jan 17, 2018

A local young entrepreneur, supported by LiveWIRE Brunei, has grown his business to secure a US $24m contract with Shell Brunei.

Shell Nigeria provides N28m funding boost for energy innovators and future job creators

Jan 16, 2018

Shell Nigeria has awarded a total of N28 million (US $77.3k) in funding between three entrepreneurs running energy solutions businesses, and 65 young entrepreneurs behind new start-ups, from a diverse range of other business sectors, with the potential to create meaningful employment opportunities in the Niger Delta.

Shell LiveWIRE hosts global innovation masterclass

Dec 15, 2017

Shell LiveWIRE were proud to host a masterclass for programme managers, partners and alumni of this year’s Top Ten Innovators and Let’s Go Trade initiatives, bringing together the global LiveWIRE community.

Shell LiveWIRE Bazaar promotes Bruneian entrepreneurship

Dec 15, 2017

120 young entrepreneurs have been given a unique opportunity to test the public’s reaction to their start-ups courtesy of a special bazaar organised by LiveWIRE Brunei.

LiveWIREs develop international business opportunities

Dec 12, 2017

Innovative entrepreneurs in the clean energy and security surveillance sectors are among the latest Shell LiveWIRE alumni to have undertaken international trade visits that will potentially open up new markets and accelerate innovation within their businesses, as part of Shell LiveWIRE’s Let’s Go Trade programme.

Shell LiveWIRE funding powers Sarawakian start-ups

Dec 12, 2017

Five young entrepreneurs from Sarawak have each won RM 15,000 (US $3,600) in start-up funding from Shell LiveWIRE Malaysia to turn their business dreams into reality.

On Top of the World

Nov 28, 2017

Five global music artists have come together to create a new music video to celebrate five initiatives providing access to cleaner energy, as part of Shell’s #makethefuture campaign.

Shell, bio-bean and coffee-drinkers collaborate to help power London’s buses

Nov 16, 2017

In the latest chapter of Make the Future, Shell is collaborating with LiveWIRE alumnus bio-bean and coffee-drinkers to power some of London’s buses using a biofuel made partly from waste coffee grounds.

Shell LiveWIRE programme launched in Trinidad and Tobago

Nov 14, 2017

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017 marked the launch of a Shell LiveWIRE programme by Shell Trinidad & Tobago.

LiveWIRE trade boost for sustainable housing and furniture entrepreneurs

Nov 07, 2017

Young entrepreneurs in the sustainable housing and furniture manufacturing sectors are among the latest Shell LiveWIRE alumni to have undertaken international trade visits that will potentially open up new markets and accelerate innovation within their businesses, as part of Shell LiveWIRE’s Let’s Go Trade programme.

Female LiveWIREs scoop top Shell Iniciativa Jovem Awards in Rio

Oct 31, 2017

Three female entrepreneurs have scooped the top three Brazil LiveWIRE enterprise awards at the Shell Iniciativa Jovem business fair in Rio de Janeiro.

Shell LiveWIRE Nigeria’s N25.2m funding for young Ogoni start-ups

Oct 23, 2017

Shell LiveWIRE Nigeria has awarded a total of N24 million (US $66.2k) in business start-up funding to 60 budding young entrepreneurs from Ogoniland who have successfully completed its enterprise development programme.

Malaysian start-ups win Shell LiveWIRE funding

Oct 23, 2017

Five young entrepreneurs from Sabah have each won RM 10,000 (US $2,360) in start-up funding from Shell LiveWIRE Malaysia to turn their business dreams into reality.

Glass and composting innovators gain LiveWIRE boost

Oct 17, 2017

Innovative entrepreneurs in the stained glass and community composting sectors are among those to have undertaken international trade visits that will potentially open up new markets and accelerate innovation within their businesses, thanks to the latest Shell LiveWIRE Let’s Go Trade programme.

Shell Brasil managers talk innovation

Oct 03, 2017

Two managers from Shell Brasil have led a special session on innovation for 21 young entrepreneurs participating in the 2017 Shell Iniciativa Jovem programme; the Shell LiveWIRE initiative in Brazil.

Energy storage innovator wins UK’s Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Sep 03, 2017

Carlton Cummins of Aceleron has scooped £30,000 (US $37,000) in equity-free funding to help develop his technology, which aims to tackle battery waste by transforming end-of-life batteries into energy storage solutions.

Shell LiveWIRE alumni share their entrepreneurial journeys

Jul 18, 2017

Five inspirational alumni shared their entrepreneurial journeys in a special panel discussion to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Shell LiveWIRE at the recent Shell #makethefuture Accelerator event in London.

Innovative LiveWIREs start to go and trade

Jul 06, 2017

A new wave of young entrepreneurs, supported by Shell LiveWIRE programmes around the world, are embarking on international trade visits that will potentially open up new markets and accelerate innovation within their businesses.